Wind Farm Regulations

The Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission and Boone County Resource Management are in the process of drafting regulations that address establishment of commercial wind energy conversion systems (WECS-C) or "wind farms". A limited number of copies of the draft regulations will be available at the public hearings. Currently there have been no applications submitted for a wind farm or WECS-C.

Drafts:

Wind Energy Conversion Overlay District (WECOD)

WECOD Conditional Use Permit Regulations

 

04/08/21 Hearing Presentation

Minutes from 04/08/21

 

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. Official comments must be submitted in writing or at one of the three public hearings.

 

The Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled three public hearings to receive comments and questions regarding the proposed regulations. The date, time, and location for these hearings are:

 

  • Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6:30 PM in the Boone County Government Center, Commission Chambers, 801 E. Walnut St, Columbia.

 

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM in the Harrisburg High School gymnasium, 801 S. Harris St., Harrisburg. (Video and phone conference not available at this location). Pre-register to speak

 

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 6:30 PM at the Southern Boone County Schools, Central Office Board Room, 5275 W. Red Tail Drive, Ashland. (Video and phone conference capability not yet known for this location) Pre-registration not yet available

 

Any speakers wishing to speak by video or phone (where available) are required to pre-register. All of those attending the hearing remotely will be muted and will only be unmuted when it is their turn to speak. Speakers wishing to provide comments in person are encouraged to pre-register. Those who pre-register will be called upon to speak first. After all who have pre-registered have spoken, the floor will be open to those attending in person who did not register. Those attending by video and phone who did not pre-register will, unfortunately, not be called upon to speak.

 

An informational presentation will be given at the start of each public hearing followed by time-limited public comment. The primary purpose of the hearings is to provide a means for the public to comment on the draft regulations. In the interest of time, responses to questions may not be given at the hearing. Questions will be responded to either directly to the individual or, on our Wind Farm FAQ page. If you have not received a direct response to your question, please check the Wind Farm FAQ page which will be updated regularly. In addition, if you have a question, please check the FAQ page as your question may have already been asked and answered.

 

All members of the public are welcome to attend any or all of these hearings. In order to give everyone an opportunity to speak, each speaker will be given a limited amount of time to provide testimony. Initially, that time limit will be five minutes, but the Planning and Zoning Commission may adjust that time limit if necessary. If a speaker requires more than their allotted time, they are welcome to attend additional hearings or submit their additional comments in writing through April 30, 2021.

 

Comments and questions regarding the regulations may be sent to: WECOD@boonecountymo.org