Concordia A north-central Kansas community college plans to lower three wind turbines that have been deemed too tall by the Federal Aviation Administration so the school doesn’t lose about $1 million in federal grants.
The Salina Journal reports Cloud County Community College officials have decided to pay for the roughly $150,000 project rather than lose the grants.
The windmills are 110 feet tall and sit on a hill south of campus. A year ago the FAA told the college the windmills are in Blosser Municipal Airport’s airspace but were not considered a hazard.
But sometime later the turbines were deemed a “presumed hazard,” which prompted the FAA to adjust flight patterns to and from the airport.