In March 2011, John Dempsey, then Executive Director of Facilities and Services, signed the conservation plan for the State Threatened Franklin's ground squirrel at the South Farms location (for wind turbine installation).
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Projects Updates for Wind Turbine Generator(s) on South Farms
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In February 2011, the Mayor of Urbana wrote a letter to Morgan Johnston regarding wind turbine project on South Farms location. She asked the university to conduct research on the issues mentioned in the letter before the start of the wind turbine project.Attached Files:
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In January 2011, The News-Gazette published an article "Champaign turbine draws no complaints, unlike Urbana proposal".
In December 2010, the News-Gazette published an article regarding the meeting between the university officials and the city of Urbana representatives. In this meeting, the university officials would take questions, concerns, and comments about the wind turbine from the people.Attached Files:
In December 2010, Eileen Borgia wrote a letter to the Board of Trustees (BOT) requesting a greater degree of engagement in the wind turbine project. She also informed them about an info session to be held sometime before December 25, 2010.Attached Files:
In December 2010, the News-Gazette published the article "Wind turbine plan brings more debate to Urbana council".Attached Files:
On November 30, 2010, the university received the project proposal from Arends Brothers LLC, an Illinois based company, for the installation of wind turbine at the South Farms location.
The bid opening date changed to November 30th, 2010.
A news article published by the Daily Illini "University wind turbines cause concern for Urbana" <https://web.archive.org/web/20101206070314/http://media.www.dailyillini....Attached Files:
In November 2010, the News-Gazette published the article "Urbana council, residents hit UI over wind turbine plans".Attached Files:
Responding to the ordinance presented by the City of Urbana in September 2010, the university said in an official statement, "The University of Illinois is not subject to city codes and ordinances" and "The real property the University owns, it holds as trustee for the State of Illinois, the beneficial owner, and is not subject to the jurisdiction of the city. As such, the University would not be subject to the proposed new wind turbine zoning ordinance and would resist any attempt to apply the ordinance to the University.”
In November 2010, the Daily Illini published an article describing the revival of wind turbine project at the University of Illinois. -- "Campus revives wind turbine project" -- https://web.archive.org/web/20101206070651/http://www.dailyillini.com/no...Attached Files:
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On October 31, 2010, the Daily Illini published an article about the prospect of wind project going forward. SECS shared that this week the University has taken the first big step towards getting a wind turbine. -- "After years of waiting, wind changing for turbine".Attached Files: