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Ordinance to allow small wind turbines in the city is discussed by Willmar Planning Commission


WILLMAR -- The Willmar Planning Commission is discussing the possibility of an ordinance that would allow small wind turbines within the city.

The commission began discussing wind turbine regulations over a month ago after a local citizen asked if he could erect a small turbine in a commercial area to charge golf cart batteries. The current zoning ordinance has no provision for regulating wind turbines, said Andrew Bjur, Planning Commission chair and renewable energy proponent.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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