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Wind farm foe ordered to avoid zoning chief

Staff writer

Wind farm opponent and failed county commission candidate Tom Britain received a court order Nov. 18 to stay away from the county planning and zoning director after he angrily confronted her at a Florence convenience store.

During the Nov. 11 confrontation, Britain told Sharon Omstead that he “was going to take care of her,” adding that it “was not a threat” and it “was going to happen.”

Omstead called the sheriff’s office and deputies talked to her and later to Britain, but so far haven’t filed a report with the county attorney.

County commissioners spoke with county counsel Brad Jantz and instructed him to draw up a letter to go with the restraining order, but the court order was delivered to Britain Nov. 18. Jantz’s letter to Britain has not been approved by the commission.

Commissioners will review the letter before it is sent to Britain, commissioner Randy Dallke said.

Last modified Nov. 25, 2020