Winnebago board to review wind turbine setbacks #IA

FOREST CITY – Several landowners at the June 14 Winnebago County Board of Supervisors meeting want the county to establish setbacks for any wind turbine placed in the county. Joe Larson, who represented the landowners, said the setbacks should be 2,650 feet from a residence and 1,500 feet from a property line, “similar to a hog confinement.” The recommended setbacks would protect those who consider wind turbines a nuisance because of noise, height and other factors and also protect the wind . . .

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