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Piedmont and COPRA reach tentative agreement with APEX

By Robert Flippo

editor@piedmontnewsonline.com

The city of Piedmont, COPRA and Apex Wind Energy have reached a tentative agreement that could bring an end to the lawsuits and lengthy debates regarding the placement of wind turbines in the Piedmont area.

According to City Manager Jim Crosby, representatives of the parties involved have agreed upon a map that will define where the wind turbines will be placed. All that remains is to put the agreement on paper and get final approval.

“We’re waiting for a written agreement and as soon as that’s done we’ll take it to the council,” Crosby said.

Although Crosby could not disclose the exact terms of the agreement at this time, he did say he thinks the majority of people will be happy with the results.

“I think we’ve pretty much got what we want on the west side,” Crosby said.

Crosby said the agreement will most likely be finalized within the next week and a half, which means it could be brought to the City Council by the end of the month.

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