The new Delaware County wind farm southwest of Manchester will be getting smaller turbines than originally expected.
Dustin Van Diepen with BHE Renewables, based in Des Moines, told the Delaware County Board of Supervisors on Monday that the turbines will be 80-meter towers instead of 89-meter, with 53-meter blades instead of 57-meter. He also told the County they now plan to use all twenty turbine locations in the project – originally, they had planned on nineteen, with one alternate. Crews have been preparing the sites for the past few months. The new wind turbines will be going up in mid-August.
In other Delaware County news, the Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on the revised master matrix for White’s Pork LLC east of Delaware. The building was constructed in 2015, but the DNR just recently realized there was no cover on the compost building – they are revising the matrix to include no cover.
A public hearing date has been set for one of the final steps before the Petersburg Wastewater Treatment Facility Project gets underway. The Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, August 23rd at 1:15 pm to consider a proposed acquisition of a public utility easement and temporary construction easement along 299th Avenue in Petersburg.
And Delaware County has approved Rural County Transportation Agreements for the cities of Delhi and Colesburg. Delhi plans to use their $25,000 from the county for concrete work at the D5X and 6th Street intersections and for D5X patching. Colesburg plans to use their $20,000 in funds for Main Street improvements, including chip sealing. Masonville was also awarded funding, but they have not yet turned in their plan detailing how they’ll use their $25,000 from the County.
photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH