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Wind farm minutes disputed

Doyle Creek wind farm opponents Bob Gayle and Tom Britain objected Monday to minutes of a previous county commission meeting.

They objected to how the commission vote on a resolution to zoning regulations was reported in the minutes.

“If you’re making a decision that’s more quasi-judicial in nature, you should include more information about what it takes to reach that decision,” Gayle said. “It shouldn’t be just a roll call of who was there.”

Commissioners and Clerk Tina Spencer told Gayle and Britain the minutes typically are less explicit than minutes kept for planning and zoning meetings.

Spencer said she could provide more detail if necessary, but details of discussion weren’t required.

“That’s more the newspaper’s job,” Chairman Dan Holub said.

In other business:

  • In advertising transfer station director Rollin Schmidt’s position, Holub suggested removing experience requirements. The commission decided to change experience from “required” to “preferred.”
  • A kitchen at the county fairgrounds may need remodeling, as it faces the same fire suppression issues that recently required $4,050 in repairs at local senior centers. Economic development director Teresa Huffman will look into using grants to pay for the repairs.
  • Commissioners met in executive session to discuss nonelected personnel with emergency management director Randy Frank, then excused Frank from the session and continued to meet in closed session before returning to open session briefly, then commissioners entered another executive session to discuss nonelected personnel with Frank.
  • Kenny Blair of CFS Engineers updated commissioners on progress of several bridge projects.

Last modified March 26, 2015