A wind generator facility shall be considered a permitted use if approved by the Planning and Zoning Board and the Board of Commissioners with proper permits and documentation required by this chapter.
   (A)   No wind generator facility, or addition of a wind turbine to an existing wind generator facility, shall be constructed or located within the incorporated boundaries of the city unless a permit has been issued to the facility owner or operator approving construction of the facility under this chapter.
   (B)   The permit application or amended permit application shall be accompanied with a fee by the fee schedule adopted by resolution. The Board of Commissioners may revise the fees as set forth herein from time to time by resolution, for all commercial wind generator facilities. Rural wind turbines and small residential wind turbines are exempt from permit fees, however, all wind generators require a building permit.
   (C)   Any physical modification to an existing and permitted commercial wind generator facility that materially alters the size, type, and number of wind turbines or other equipment shall require a permit modification under this chapter. Like-kind replacements shall not require a permit modification.
   (D)   Commercial wind generator facilities shall only be placed on agricultural property of 73 acres or more.
(Ord. 19, passed - -2008)