(a)   The applicant must first submit a conditional use siting approval application to the Village.
   (b)   The siting approval application shall contain or be accompanied by the following information:
      (1)   A WECS project summary, including, to the extent available:
         A.   A general description of the project, including its approximate name plate generating capacity; the potential equipment manufacturer(s), type(s) of WECS(s), number of WECS(s) and name plate generating capacity of each WECS; the maximum height of the WECS tower(s) and maximum diameter of the WECS(s) rotor(s); the location of the project; and
         B.   A description of the applicant, owner and operator, including their respective business entities. It is being expressly allowed under any application by the applicant to submit multiple WECS project summaries which may vary in nameplate generation capacity and/or type of wind turbine generator used provided that each and every project summary so submitted must still comply with this text and provide further that the Village in its sole discretion may approve any one or more of such summaries and that the applicant may at his or her discretion move forward on any Village-approved project summaries once the applicant has finalized his or her supply agreements for wind turbine generators, substation transformers, and the like.
      (2)   The name(s), address(es), and phone number(s) of the applicant(s), owner and operator, and all property owner(s). In addition, a copy of all leases shall be shall be filed with the Village Administrator, who acts as the Zoning Inspector.
      (3)   A site place for the installation of WECS(s) showing the planned location of each WECS tower, guy lines and anchor bases (if any), primary structure(s), property lines (including identification of adjoining properties), setback lines, public access roads and turnout locations, substation(s), electrical cabling from the WECS tower to the substation(s) ancillary equipment, third party transmission lines, and layout of all structures within the geographical boundaries of any applicable setback.
      (4)   A photograph of the existing condition of the property prior to installation of the WECS shall be provided. Also required will be a photograph with the WECS superimposed on it, to scale, to accurately simulate the proposed system when built and illustrate its total height, width and breadth.
      (5)   All required studies, reports, certifications and approvals demonstrating compliance with the provisions of this text.
      (6)   Any other information normally required by the Village as part of its Zoning Ordinance.
   (c)   A bank cashier's check in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) shall be made payable to the Village of Mount Gilead, and included with the application and supporting documentation for a commercial WECS.
   (d)   If it is necessary for the Village to retain a technical expert or consultant to verify information submitted in the application process, the cost for such expert will be at the expense of the applicant.
(Ord. 1636. Passed 4-19-10.)