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How restrictive should wind-turbine setbacks be in Ford County?

As a way to protect nonparticipating landowners from potential noise and property-value issues resulting from wind turbines being built near their properties, the Ford County Board is considering adopting more restrictive setbacks for turbines in relation to property lines. The only question is how much more restrictive they will be. What do you think?

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