The Davison County Commission has rejected a wind project between Mitchell and Mount Vernon for the second time in three years.

The Daily Republic reports the panel voted unanimously Tuesday (April 10) against permitting the nine-turbine wind project. That decision was made by the five-person board at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell.

Commissioners cited concerns about property rights issues and potential loss in property values. Like the Planning Commission’s meeting on April 3, the meeting room was once again packed, with about 55 people.

Con Edison Development hoped to make the project part of three in the region, along with wind projects in Aurora and Brule counties in South Dakota that are expected to get underway next month.

The Davison County project was first presented to the county's planning board in 2015, but commissioners rejected it the next year. The company changed the plan but it still met with opposition, though it also had supporters.

Source: The Daily Republic


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