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Jackson voters approve wind ordinance

Voters in Jackson Saturday approved a wind development ordinance. The vote was 111 Yes, 75 No. The proposed ordinance includes regulations for noise levels and setbacks from property lines.

JACKSON, Maine -- Voters in Jackson Saturday approved a wind development ordinance.

The vote was 111 Yes, 75 No.

The proposed ordinance includes regulations for noise levels and setbacks from property lines.

One of the most controversial is a requirement that industrial size turbines have setbacks 13 times greater than the height of the turbine.

That means a 400-foot turbine, like the ones in Mars Hill or Freedom, would require a setback of about a mile.

Planning board members say the ordinance allows development while protecting residents.

A developer for a wind project in Jackson says the ordinance is too restrictive.

JACKSON, Maine -- Voters in Jackson Saturday approved a wind development ordinance.

The vote was 111 Yes, 75 No.

The proposed ordinance includes regulations for noise levels and setbacks from property lines.

One of the most controversial is a requirement that industrial size turbines have setbacks 13 times greater than the height of the turbine.

That means a 400-foot turbine, like the ones in Mars Hill or Freedom, would require a setback of about a mile.

Planning board members say the ordinance allows development while protecting residents.

A developer for a wind project in Jackson says the ordinance is too restrictive.


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FEB 6 2010
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