Turbine proposal brings need for bylaws
"We don't (have bylaws) and that's what we're working on," said Jain. "They asked us if we were working on something that was related to alternative energy facilities, and said they would like to participate in that so that they can participate in the discussion and provide any expertise that relates to new technology.
November 8, 2010
by Lynne Hendricks
in The Daily News
AMESBURY - Spinnaker Power received a $55,000 grant from the state last week to study wind speeds in anticipation of building a 1.5-megawatt turbine at Pender Farm on Middle Road.
But until Amesbury's Planning Board passes a set of amended zoning bylaws to allow wind turbines to be installed within town limits, there's little chance that a turbine will become a fixture on the Amesbury skyline.
According to Building Inspector Denis Nadeau, without bylaws specifically written to allow for the unusually large structures, they simply can't be built.
"The problem with turbines is, right now we have no bylaw regulating them, and per... [continue via Web link]