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Board votes against small wind turbine regulations

Trustees voted against the Estes Valley Planning Commission`s recommended regulations for small wind turbines for the Estes Valley Development Area.

Trustees voted against the Estes Valley Planning Commission`s recommended regulations for small wind turbines for the Estes Valley Development Area. Trustees Mark Elrod and John Ericson and Mayor Pro Tem Chuck Levine voted to accept the proposed regulations, while trustees Eric Blackhurst, Wendy Koenig and Jerry Miller voted against accepting them. Mayor Bill Pinkham`s vote settled the issue.

The draft small wind regulations that were considered are available for review at estes.org/comdev/windturbines.aspx. Regulations for micro-wind energy systems, also available at that website, were approved by the town board on March 30, and subsequently approved by the board of county commissioners on April 19. The town board`s moratorium on the issuance or review of building permits for all wind turbines within town limits is in place through August, 2010. However, the town board will consider an ordinance lifting the moratorium at the July 13 meeting.

Trustees voted against the Estes Valley Planning Commission`s recommended regulations for small wind turbines for the Estes Valley Development Area. Trustees Mark Elrod and John Ericson and Mayor Pro Tem Chuck Levine voted to accept the proposed regulations, while trustees Eric Blackhurst, Wendy Koenig and Jerry Miller voted against accepting them. Mayor Bill Pinkham`s vote settled the issue.

The draft small wind regulations that were considered are available for review at estes.org/comdev/windturbines.aspx. Regulations for micro-wind energy systems, also available at that website, were approved by the town board on March 30, and subsequently approved by the board of county commissioners on April 19. The town board`s moratorium on the issuance or review of building permits for all wind turbines within town limits is in place through August, 2010. However, the town board will consider an ordinance lifting the moratorium at the July 13 meeting.

 


Source: http://www.eptrail.com/este...

JUN 28 2010
http://www.windaction.org/posts/26936-board-votes-against-small-wind-turbine-regulations
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