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"Heated discussion and accusations surrounding a proposed wind farm project in Page and Fremont Counties dominated the discussion at the latest Page County Board of Supervisors meeting.

"During its regular meeting Tuesday night, the board heard from nearly 20 residents during the meeting's nearly two-hour public comment period speaking out in opposition to Invenergy's proposed "Shenandoah Hills" wind farm that would straddle the Page and Fremont County line south of Shenandoah. Dr. Kevan Evans runs a chiropractor practice out of Maryville, specializing in functional neurology, and has lived within a quarter-mile of wind turbines in Missouri. Evans says the constant sound can cause a problem if close enough to a residence, but also the continuous and unavoidable flicker can present an issue for the impacted landowner and provided an example to the board by flashing a flashlight back and forth between the supervisors.

"'Some people are going to be more susceptible to that than others, and if I turn this light on here for example, and I do this, after a while, you guys might say, could you stop that please,' Evans said. ' And I'd say well why,'',it's kind of irritating,','oh well I can see that and I'll stop that.' But you can't imagine what the little flicker in your house does and it's just off on the side of your vision, and it's again, and it's again.'

Previously stated at Invenergy's presentation, representatives said they had nearly 270 landowners on board with the project and had contacted the majority of the affected landowners. However, Brandon Hunter, who lives on a five-acre farm near Blanchard, suggests otherwise in the percentage of landowners that the company has actually contacted."


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