Municipalities weigh concerns with windmills; Canajoharie approves moratorium
"We've had a moratorium in place on windmills so we could come up with laws and regulations regarding that," Minden Supervisor Thomas Quackenbush said. "We take the same approach with that as we do with hydrofracking. We don't want to say no to it, but we don't want to say yes to it either until we know more about it."
May 9, 2012
by John R. Becker
in The Leader Herald
CANAJOHARIE - The town passed a local law regulating the height, noise levels and setbacks of windmills, and other towns are re-examining where their laws stand.
The local law also requires anyone who builds either a commercial or residential wind-energy conversion system to obtain a permit from the town.
Builders of commercial units must have a site plan made by a professional surveyor or licensed engineer. Homeowners or small business owners building smaller units can submit their own plans along with specifications provided by the manufacturer of the unit.
Builders of smaller, non-electrical windmills are not required to obtain permits, according to the... [continue via Web link]