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Discussion continues on wind energy ordinance

The discussions started after Sean and Heather Brown approached the town about installing a small wind turbine on their property at Highway 14 and Territorial Road to produce wind energy for their home. The ordinance, Francis said, would focus on turbines with a maximum height of 170 feet and 100 kilowatts.

The Union Township plan commission continued discussion Thursday night on drafting an ordinance to regulate small-scale wind energy, but the commission took no action.

Chairman Alvin Francis said the commission discussed a proposed ordinance from Wisconsin's Focus on Energy, an organization that promotes renewable energy. The town's attorney and engineer will review it and make a recommendation to the commission likely at its Thursday, June 28, meeting.

The discussions started after Sean and Heather Brown approached the town about installing a small wind turbine on their property at Highway 14 and Territorial Road to produce wind energy for their home.

Town officials told them they would have to wait until the town could discuss and draft an ordinance.

The ordinance, Francis said, would focus on turbines with a maximum height of 170 feet and 100 kilowatts.

The Union Township plan commission continued discussion Thursday night on drafting an ordinance to regulate small-scale wind energy, but the commission took no action.

Chairman Alvin Francis said the commission discussed a proposed ordinance from Wisconsin's Focus on Energy, an organization that promotes renewable energy. The town's attorney and engineer will review it and make a recommendation to the commission likely at its Thursday, June 28, meeting.

The discussions started after Sean and Heather Brown approached the town about installing a small wind turbine on their property at Highway 14 and Territorial Road to produce wind energy for their home.

Town officials told them they would have to wait until the town could discuss and draft an ordinance.

The ordinance, Francis said, would focus on turbines with a maximum height of 170 feet and 100 kilowatts.


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JUN 1 2007
https://www.windaction.org/posts/9204-discussion-continues-on-wind-energy-ordinance
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