Articles filed under Zoning/Planning from Michigan
GOLDEN TOWNSHIP — The Golden Township Planning Commission was complimented last week for tightening up its wind turbine ordinance, but it still wasn’t tight enough for some attending the June 21 public hearing.
Earlier this spring, about 50 people gathered in Traverse City to discuss the future of wind-generated electricity in Michigan.
CANNON TOWNSHIP -- Soaring energy costs and a resident's request about alternatives have prompted Cannon Township officials to consider ways to regulate wind turbines. The township Planning Commission will hold a hearing at 6 p.m. June 13 to get residents' opinions on a zoning ordinance amendment that would create a special land use for wind energy harvest sites and individual wind turbine generators for on-site service only.
Have we spent all this time on research and attending meetings in order to have our valid concerns not taken seriously enough because select members on the commission have potential financial gain based on an ordinance written in favor of turbines being erected in our Township?
Hart Township residents will be next to voice their thoughts on a proposed wind turbine generator ordinance.
CEDAR — Centerville Township planning commissioners are set to devise a zoning ordinance that would regulate commercial windmills, on the heels of an energy company's idea to site a wind farm in the township.
Several bills in the Michigan Legislature are circulating to promote wind power and other forms of alternative energy
LIVINGSTON TWP. - Otsego County Commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved the Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) Ordinance recommended to them by the county Planning Commission.
EAGLE HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Keweenaw County may lose the dubious honor of being the only county in the state with a county-wide zoning ordinance.
GAYLORD - Wind turbine generators may soon be allowed in Otsego County, after officials spent two years formulating a proposed zoning change. Whether anyone wants to build a turbine is another matter.
EAGLE RIVER - Any wind farms on Mt. Horace Greeley will have to wait a little while longer.
So maybe there won't be a rush to windmill-generated energy. Otsego County's ordinance has attracted the attention of law- makers in Lansing who think the state should get involved with regulating their use.
“This is a much more extensive ordinance than the first one and includes much more than height and noise restriction,” Land Use Director Richard Edmonds stated.
"The truth is, they're giving themselves carte blanche at that site," said Eagle Harbor Township Supervisor Ed Kisiel.
BAD AXE — Circuit Court Judge M. Richard Knoblock Wednesday adjourned a hearing requesting an injunction to prevent Huron County from issuing any building permits for wind turbines after attorneys for Residents for Sound Economics and Planning and Noble Energy agreed to postpone the hearing until Dec. 22.
Bingham Township - (12/02/05)--Michigan's first wind farm is one step closer to reality. Ground was broken Friday for the renewable energy project near Ubly, which will most likely see the landscape dotted with huge wind turbines soon.
BAD AXE — Residents for Sound Economics and Planning have filed a lawsuit against Huron County and Clerk Peggy Koehler, asking the court to issue an injunction that would stop the construction of wind turbines in the county until a referendum could be held on the zoning ordinance passed by the county board of commissioners during the summer.
How should wind turbine use in Michigan be governed: at the state or local level?