TAZEWELL COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD)– The Tazewell County Board rejected a zoning change Wednesday that could have brought a new solar farm to the county.
The board voted against the zone change unanimously.
The Minnesota-based company called SolarStone Partners was looking to establish its third solar farm in Illinois.
The proposed location was on Grosenback Rd in Washington near Illinois Central Christian School. The land is owned by the Fon Du Lac Park District which agreed to enter into a 35-year lease with SolarStone.
The board also voted against a zoning change that could have brought a wind farm to Tazewell County.
The vote was split 50:50, and the tie-breaking vote came down to the Chairman of the Board, who voted with the nays.