Wind-energy issues a focus at meetings
Debate over turbine noise and other wind-energy issues is expected to continue in Farmington and New Vineyard, where town officials have prepared ordinances to regulate wind energy within their respective borders.
Voters will consider the proposals at annual town meetings in March and April, according to town officials. Selectmen and town officials plan to review public comments and possibly make revisions before final versions are presented to voters.
February 20, 2011
by David Robinson
in Morning Sentinel
FARMINGTON -- Tom Eastler waited while a resident voiced his concerns on a law seeking to regulate wind energy projects in Farmington.
They had gathered for one of several recent meetings and public hearings tied to wind-energy ordinances that Franklin County towns plan to present to voters at upcoming annual town meetings.
After the Farmington resident asked for stricter limits on noise created by wind turbines, Eastler used a sound-pressure meter to defend the proposed law.
Eastler, who is on the town Planning Board that wrote the ordinance, used his voice and crinkled paper to show how the device works. Then he said... [continue via Web link]