- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

ELM SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - The town of Elm Springs has set a referendum on a proposed site for a wind farm.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1LT8Rri ) reports that opponents of the annexation of about 300 acres on the west side of Elm Springs presented enough signatures to bring the issue to a vote.

Mayor Harold Douthit said Thursday that residents will vote on March 1. Douthit emphasized that the vote is strictly about whether the land will be a part of the town of about 1,700 people, not for or against the wind farm.

The City Council voted to annex the land in October following a petition from Elite Energy, which bought the land from Chambers Bank earlier this year for $2.3 million. Dragonfly Industries International officials hope to build an 80-megawatt wind farm.

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Information from: Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.nwaonline.com

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