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Plans for wind turbines in Northeast Lapeer County in works

The plans for wind turbines in Northeast Lapeer County are moving forward. Whether it was to simply learn or to express their opposition, a number of concerned residents came out to Monday evening's Burnside Township Board Meeting.

LAPEER COUNTY — The plans for wind turbines in Northeast Lapeer County are moving forward.

This comes after property owners signed agreements with DTE Energy involving "wind energy development".

Whether it was to simply learn or to express their opposition, a number of concerned residents came out to Monday evening's Burnside Township Board Meeting.

For the past couple of months, officials have been working to revamp the township's ordinance related to wind energy.

The ordinance lays out details including how loud the wind turbines can be to how close they can be to other structures.

At the meeting, both residents and business owners shared their concerns.

"I recently bought a home here in Burnside Township and it looks like one of the turbines is going to be fairly close to my house," resident Sarah Coulson said. "I have a son, so I'm worried they say pieces can fall off, ice can fly off."

There will be a public hearing November 6 for Burnside Township residents to voice their opinions on the ordinance.

The plan is still in the early stages.

Officials said not to expect to see anything until 2022 at the earliest.


Source: http://wsmh.com/news/local/...

OCT 23 2017
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