Edgartown ZBA orders private wind turbine taken down
Neighbors and licensing authorities, who had received assurances that the turbine would be quiet and unobtrusive, had decided to give it a try. But once the turbine was up and running, they found the noise generated by the turbine a constant irritation.
April 20, 2011
by Steve Myrick
in Martha's Vineyard Times
The Edgartown zoning board of appeals (ZBA) rescinded a special permit for a private wind turbine in the Turkeyland Cove neighborhood this month. The complaints of neighbors, and ZBA members' observation of noise and visual impact, contributed to the decision.
In 2008, the ZBA unanimously granted James Snider Jr. a special permit to erect a wind turbine on his property at 20 King Point Way. The permit came with the condition that it be "reviewed in one year to ensure that the system is being maintained and functioning properly," according to the permit.
Once the wind turbine began operating, neighbors who... [continue via Web link]