The above mentioned officials and boards should prepare and mail ballots to all of the residents around the wind farm proposals, with the opportunity to mail their vote back to be counted by an independent third party. Also, provision could be made for residents to drop by and cast a vote at a designated location, or an online site could be set up for them to vote that way.
If the majority of the people vote in favor of the windmills, then by all means let the projects move forward. If they vote against them, then let the projects be “gone with the wind”. The people’s will and desire on this issue will have been expressed and realized by the votes that they cast, and what they want done about it will prevail.
Either way, they should be allowed to decide how they are going to live, and not leave their fate in the hands of a few officials or a court.
At least not this time.