The final version of an ordinance establishing guidelines for windmills in Douglas County will be before commissioners on Thursday.
The ordinance under consideration allows windmills on parcels 5 acres or larger.
However, Gardnerville resident Jim Morris said the ordinance actually limits the number of owners capable of having a windmill to a fifth of the population.
Morris said that the limits on size of windmills will affect their ability to produce electricity. Windmills on 5-acre parcels are limited to 35-feet tall with a 10-foot rotor.
Commissioners are scheduled to discuss the issue briefly at their regular meeting starting 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
In 2005 the Nevada Legislature passed a law to encourage use of windmills.