Hopkinton content with wind law for now, may make changes in near future
"The concern is safety," said Jason C. Pfotenhauer, deputy director of the county Planning Office. "If by chance a tower were to have mechanical problems and were to fall, we would like to see more of a buffer between the base and the fall zone."
September 22, 2011
by Matthew Bultman
in Watertown Daily News
HOPKINTON - Hopkinton is content with its wind plan, at least for the time being.
Town leaders have made several revisions to their local law, many of which were formatting and word changes required by the St. Lawrence County Planning Board earlier this month.
But the one sticking point between county officials and town leaders has been the distance wind turbines are placed from public roads, neighboring property lines and the edge of wind overlay districts.
The town has set the setback distance at 600 feet. County officials would like to see that moved back to one and a half times a tower's... [continue via Web link]