Wind Farm Regulations

The Boone County Commission adopted Wind Farm Regulations on November 4, 2021. Resource Management very much appreciates all of the work put into this process by the Planning and Zoning Commission and also the public for their interest and comments provided.

County Commission Order of Adoption

Section 15.G (CUP) as adopted

Sections 2 & 29 (additional definitions & WECOD) as adopted/re-adopted

 

The Boone County Commission will consider the Wind Farm Regulations at their meeting on November 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM in the Boone County Commission Chambers.

 

Please see the latest draft regulations here:

Draft - WEC-S Conditional Use Permit Regulations, version 10/13/2021

Draft - WECOD Regulations, version 10/13/2021

 

08/24/2021 - Our Windfarm FAQ page has been updated!

 

See the Wind Farm Regulations Timeline

07/09/2021 - The Boone County Commission has scheduled a public hearing to hear comments for the purpose of readopting the Boone County Zoning Regulations, including revisions to Section 2, Definitions; Section 15.G, Conditional Use Permits for Commercial Wind Energy Conversion Systems; and Section 29, Wind Energy Conversion Overlay District on the following date:

 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 7:00 PM at the Boone County Government Center, Commission Chambers, 801 E. Walnut St, Columbia, MO.

Minutes from 7/27/21

 

In addition, the County Commission will hold two public meetings for citizens to provide comments on the following dates:

 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM; Southern Boone Schools, Central Office Board Room, 5275 W. Red Tail Drive, Ashland.

Notes from 8/11/21

 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM; Harrisburg High School Gymnasium, 801 S. Harris St., Harrisburg.

Notes from 8/24/21

 

Copies of the July 9, 2021 drafts can be found here:
Draft - WECOD Regulations, version 7/9/2021

Draft - WECS-C Conditional Use Permit Regulations, version 7/9/2021

 

 

Draft - WECOD Regulations 06-10-21

Draft - WECS-C Conditional Conditional Use Permit Regulations 06-10-21

 

 

06/16/2021 - The final draft of the proposed Wind Farm Regulations will go before the Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM. The P & Z Commission may make a recommendation to the County Commission during this meeting or they may request additional changes. There will be no opportunity for public comment. This meeting will be held by phone conference and the public is invited to listen in, dial-in information is located on the meeting agenda. The County Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed regulations at a later date. That date will be published on this page.

 

05/28/2021 - The Planning and Zoning Commission has completed their review of public comments. Changes recommended by the P & Z Commission will be implemented in the regulations.

Minutes from 5/27/21

 

05/25/2021 - A work session has been scheduled for Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 5:00 PM in the Boone County Commission Chambers. The Planning and Zoning Commission will continue their review of comments received during the public hearing process. Public attendance is welcome, however no public comments will be accepted. Phone conferece is also available. You can find the phone conference information on the agenda.

 

5/21/2021 - The Planning and Zoning Commission began their review of public comments received during the public hearing process at their regular meeting on May 20, 2021.

Draft minutes from 5/20/21

 

The Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission has conducted three public hearings on the proposed regulations. One hearing was held in each of the following locations: Boone County Commission Chambers on April 8, 2021, Harrisburg High School Gymnasium on April 20 ,2021, and at Southern Boone County Schools, Central Office Board Room on April 29, 2021. This completes the required public hearing process of the Planning and Zoning Commission. In addition to the public hearing, written public comments were accepted through April 30, 2021.

 

Resource Management Staff will compile all comments received and present them to the P & Z Commission for review and consideration for possible inclusion in the final draft document. When a final draft is complete, the P & Z Commission will make a report on the proposed regulations to the County Commission.

 

The Planning and Zoning Commission & Resource Management Staff would like to thank all of those who provided input on the proposed regulations, your input is a valuable component of the planning process.

 

We would also like to thank the Harrisburg and Southern Boone County School Districts for allowing us to use their facilities and for their aid in making these hearings a success.

 

Please check back on this page for further updates.

 

Drafts:

Wind Energy Conversion Overlay District (WECOD)

WECOD Conditional Use Permit Regulations

 

04/08/21 Hearing Presentation

Minutes from 04/08/21

 

4/20/21 Hearing Presentation

Minutes from 04/20/21

 

4/29/21 Hearing Presentation - Page 5 of this presentation was not included in the previous presentations. This slide explains that the proposed regulations are not intended to address small, residential turbines for personal use. Regulations for small, residential turbines are already addressed in the existing regulations.

Minutes from 4/29/21

 

Visit our Wind Farm Frequently Asked Questions Page

 

Members of the public are encouraged to contact Resource Management Planning Division staff with questions about the regulations by email at: WECOD@boonecountymo.org or by phone at (573) 886-4330.