Town meeting called to discuss large wind farms; Nov. 8 vote holds projects' future
On the ballot, article one asks residents to approve the large-scale wind energy facility ordinance which would establish a process for issuing conditional use permits and would set limits for the amount of noise a wind project can make and setbacks it must have from residential areas.
October 13, 2011
by Melanie Plenda
in Concord Monitor
Voters in Antrim will finally get a chance to say whether they want an ordinance in place regulating large-scale wind farm projects like the one proposed on Tuttle Hill.
Selectmen recently voted, 2-1, to hold a special town meeting to decide whether to keep or scrap the ordinance drafted by the town's planning board. The two-article ballot will go before voters Nov. 8. Board of Selectmen Chairman Michael Genest was the dissenting vote.
"If both articles were to pass, basically the town of Antrim would be saying that they don't want any large-scale wind farms in this town," Genest said.... [continue via Web link]