This resolution was put forth by 9th district commissioner Sandra Dutcher. After some heated public comment at the start of the meeting and discussion about the resolution it was soundly defeated with only three commissioners voting in favor. Those included Dutcher and 9th district commissioner Woody Geisler and 3rd district commissioner Rebecca Stone.
Video of resolution on proposed land use regulation.
A second resolution also failed that was a non-binding resolution that had been previously passed by the Farifield Glade Community Club and the Crossville city council. It failed in a vote of 6 commissioners in favor and 10 opposed. Commissioners voting for the resolution included Rebecca Stone, Allen Foster, Terry Carter, Tim Claflin, Sandra Dutcher and Woody Geisler. Sonya Rimmer and Elbery Farley were absent. Other members voted against the resolution.
As the group opposed to the windfarm left the meeting following the second vote a shouting match broke out and required Cumberland County Sheriff Casey Cox to go into the audience to try and calm things down.
Video of resolution opposing windfarm and aftermath.
Opponents of the Crab Orchard Windfarm filled the courtroom as the county commission met to consider two resolutions on the windfarm. Both resolutions failed
Wearing "Stop the Turbines" shirts, some of those who attended the meeting discussed what they could do next after the meeting.