It had been suggested that
this meeting would be the final round in a verbal sparring match
between Horizon Wind Energy and Union Ridge Wind, a group opposed to
the huge turbines being built in their area. That was not to be the
As the warmth of the night continued, Union Ridge Wind
attorney Rick Porter continually objected to the time constraints
placed on him by the Logan County Zoning Board of Appeals. Porter,
who was notified that he would be allowed an hour to cross-examine,
on several occasions stated that he was not being given enough time
to bring up all the issues he wished to address with Bill Whitlock,
Although the time constraint for Porter was an hour, board
members did give him some leeway of an additional 15 minutes to
continue his cross-examination.
Five area individuals also were allowed to speak, with only one,
Brent Hellman from Emden, being in favor of the wind farm location.
As the clock approached 10:30 and closing arguments by both sides
had not been heard, the board decided to adjourn and continue the
meeting July 1. The meeting will be at the gymnasium again at 7:30
p.m., with closing arguments and more public comment allowed.
A detailed report on the meeting Thursday will be in tomorrow's
edition of LDN.
[By MIKE FAK]