Saturday, January 2, 2010
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
The last few meetings have been full of debate. The planning board has made some determinations regarding noise and minimum setbacks, however we continue to find road blocks. In earlier discussion we had decided to develop a comprehensive Wind Ordinance, that would apply to Wind Energy Conversion devices of all sizes. This has proved to be a cumbersome task due to the potential costs that may be incurred by the town of Thorndike and/or its citizens for dispute resolution or code enforcement. Libby and I attended a meeting at KVCOG specifically for guidance in this matter. Needless to say, we gained very little. At the most recent Planing Board meeting, it was agreed to table discussion regarding "small wind" and to focus instead on industrial wind power. Refer to meeting minutes for specifics.