The Reno County Commission agreed Tuesday to have staff research and develop a draft commercial wind development agreement that could be paired with zoning regulations still under consideration by the Reno County Planning Commission.
Commissioner Ron Hirst suggested the move.
“It seems to me like a company spending millions and millions of dollars would like to know early on what the basis of the development contract would be,” he said. “That way … it gets it started on so it covers areas and we’d not have to push so hard and quick to come up with a development contract.”
Preparing a template in advance would give the county more time to develop something that is in the best interest of the county, Hirst said, and not be rushed amid project development.
A development agreement, Hirst noted, covers such things as road use, decommissioning requirements, in lieu of tax payments, and