Garrett official wants zoning laws to regulate wind farms
"At any time I will enter into a motion to develop zoning laws that will regulate the propagation and proliferation of future wind projects in the county," said Crawford."We need to start the dialogue on how we can control noise and flicker."
December 8, 2011
by Elaine Blaisdell
in Cumberland Times-News
Crawford says he's concerned how turbines are affecting residents
OAKLAND - Garrett County Commission Chairman Gregan Crawford is concerned about how wind turbines in the county are affecting residents.
Crawford said during Tuesday's commissioner meeting that he lives three-quarters of a mile from a wind turbine and can hear it every day.
John Nelson, director of the county's department of planning and land development, provided the commission with an update on three proposed wind turbine projects during the meeting. Currently there are no controls in place to regulate wind turbines. Crawford hopes to establish zoning laws that will regulate them.
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