Soldier Creek Wind Farm negotiations continue

Approximately 50 people were anxiously waiting for the Nemaha County Commissioners to come out of their executive session on Monday, July 1, in hopes that a new term sheet and site plan would be released.

Chairman Gary Scoby, Commissioners Tim Burdiek and Dennis Henry, and County Attorney Brad Lippert addressed the large crowd in the hallway after two executive sessions – totaling one hour and 15 minutes – saying progress is being made.

“Were just about as anxious about coming to a conclusion here as everybody else is,” Scoby said. “Rest assured, we are working towards that. I think we have made some progress this past week. There was some good progress on the site plan and the term sheet.”

Following Scoby’s announcement, Lippert said there would be not any public discussion held that day.

“The decision has been made to not take any public discussion today, so negotiations will continue with NextEra,” Lippert said.

The commissioners intend to meet again at 9 a.m. Monday, July 8, with the county’s hired wind farm attorney — James Neeld — in executive session. There is the possibility of having open wind farm discussion following the executive session at 10 a.m.

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Heather Stewart is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. She specializes in court and sports reporting, as well as photography. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.

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