Future of planning and zoning commission questioned at supervisors meeting

Rob Maharry

Wind farms have been one of the hottest topics in Grundy County this year, especially as the county’s board of supervisors and planning and zoning commission have butted heads on whether to allow them here. During Monday morning’s regular meeting, the board continued to discuss the commission’s role and purpose as well as potential changes to the ordinance that currently allows wind energy conversion.
Supervisor Jim Ross asked county officials whether Grundy County needed a planning and zoning commission at all, but he added that he did not wish to dissolve it. Ross has been the most vocal supporter of wind energy and wind farms on the board over the last few years.
“When you look at the tax revenue, which is huge, and when you look at the payouts the landowners get and how it circulates in the community… it’s a win win,” Ross said in a subsequent interview. 
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