Don’t hear much about wind turbines these days in Floyd County.
After months of spirited debate on whether or not the county should allow the giant electricity generating wind turbines along Wills Ridge and/or other ridges in the county, the topic has gone as quiet as a windmill on a windless day. No one has shown up for the public comment period to talk about wind turbines at the last four Board of Supervisors meetings.
The citizen task force created by the Board of Supervisors earlier this year has met just once. Attempts by Locust Grover Supervisor and task force chairman Loren Yoder to get direction from the board has generated mostly the sound of silence.
At last week’s supervisors meeting, the board finally gave Yoder six areas to examine:
- Financial impact;
- Noise issues;
- Land values;
- Radio Interference;
- Environmental impact;
- Safety issues.
And the companies promoting the concept?
Only one remains.
The rest are gone with the wind.
A short video above, just for fun.