Document

City of Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Texas, resolution on industrial wind turbines

This resolution was adopted by the City of Fredericksburg in Gillespie County Texas.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, there have been and there may be other companies in the future who are attempting to enter into lease agreements with landowners in Gillespie County for the purpose of erecting wind turbines (wind farms) on the scenic landscape of our community; and

WHEREAS, the construction of such industrial wind farms will permanently degrade the scenic vistas of our area for long distances; and

WHEREAS, industrial wind farms viewable from Enchanted Rock will forever scar a popular recreational asset of the area; and

WHEREAS, the construction of such industrial wind farms will destroy the peaceful existence of the quality of life the residents of Gillespie County have come to enjoy over the years by generating noise from the turbines, creating "shadow, strobe or flicker" effects; and

WHEREAS, industrial wind farms could be detrimental to the environmental integrity and wildlife of our area; and

WHEREAS, it is widely accepted by professional appraisers and members of the real estate community that land values where industrial wind farms are built and the land of the adjoining property owners could be devalued; and

WHEREAS, according to Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the amount of wind generated in this area is designated as being 20th out of 25 potential wind areas in the state of Texas; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG:

The construction of industrial wind turbines (wind farms) is opposed by the Fredericksburg City Council in the Gillespie County area.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 3rd day of December, 2007.


Jeryl Hoover, Mayor,
City of Fredericksburg


ATTEST:

Shelley Britton, City Secretary
City of Fredericksburg

Citycouncilresolution-windi_farms_thumb
City Council Resolution Windi Farms

Download file (40.4 KB) pdf


Source: http://www.fredericksburg-t...

DEC 3 2007
http://www.windaction.org/posts/12241-city-of-fredericksburg-gillespie-county-texas-resolution-on-industrial-wind-turbines
back to top