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Michigan wind energy ordinances: A summary

This useful resource lists a host of protective land use ordinances adopted in different jurisdictions in the State of Michigan for siting industrial wind energy turbines. A sample set of ordinances is provided below. The full list can be downloaded from this page.

Arcadia               

Approved by Board of Trustees unanimously adopted Monday 8/12/19 (Lapeer County)           
40 db(A) Leq(10 min) at property line  
3.82x Setback with 1640' minimum at same, No shadow flicker at same

Beaver 

Approved by Board of Trustees 4 to 0 with one recused on Tuesday 5/14/2018 (Bay County)
45db(A) Lmax at non-participating property line
4X height of wind turbine with blade at highest vertical point at same

Burnside             

Approved by Board of Trustees 5 to 0 on Monday 2/26/2018 (Lapeer County)
45db(A) Lmax at non-participating property line
1,640 feet or 3.5 times the height of the wind turbine with the top of the blade in its vertical position, whichever is less -- at same
                          
Elkland               

Approved by Board of Trustees 4 to 0 on Monday 11/12/18 (Tuscola County)
Effectively 45db(A) Lmax at the non-participating property line (day)  39 Lmax at same (night) 
4X height of wind turbine with blade at highest vertical point at same or 2000 ft. whichever is greater at same
                                                                      
Frankenmuth       

Approved by Board of Trustees in late 2018 (Saginaw County) 
Written consent to any wind tower or related structure must be obtained from the owner of any non- participating parcel within 3200 feet of any proposed wind tower   

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AUG 18 2020
http://www.windaction.org/posts/51587-michigan-wind-energy-ordinances-a-summary
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