Bourne vote on turbine guidelines stalls
Under the proposed guidelines, noise and shadow flicker created by turbines would be regulated by the board of health, which would issue a permit once the regulations were deemed met. The board would deny a permit if the turbine is "likely to have an adverse effect upon public health," the regulations state.
June 23, 2011
by Heather Wysocki
in Cape Cod Times
BOURNE - The board of health delayed a vote Wednesday night on health-specific guidelines for land-based turbines.
The vote was rescheduled to July 13 to allow the public more time to comment on the proposal after some terms were more clearly defined in the board's latest draft. If it passes in July, Bourne would be the first Cape town with health guidelines for land-based turbines.
Board chairwoman Kathy Peterson said after Wednesday's meeting that certain definitions and terms were clarified in the latest draft. "They haven't been changed," she said. "They've been defined more closely."
For example, in a previous draft, the... [continue via Web link]