Resource Documents: Ordinances (53 items)
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Michigan, Noise, Ordinances, Siting •
Wind Energy Conversion Systems Zoning Ordinance
Author: Monitor Township, Bay County, Mich.
Section 3.48 [excerpts] This Ordinance is intended to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Township and to encourage the safe, effective, efficient and orderly development and operation of wind energy resources in the Township while preserving and protecting the character and the stability of residential, agricultural, recreational, commercial, industrial and other areas within the Township. Adverse Sound Character: Sound that causes building rattle, is impulsive, tonal, or has low-frequency bass rumble. Ambient is defined as . . .More »
New York, Ordinances •
Wind Energy Facilities Law, Town of Richland, New York
Author: Town Board, Richland, N.Y.
The Town Board of the Town of Richland finds and declares that: 5-1 The New York State Constitution’s “Bill of Rights for Local Governments” (Article IX, §2-10) obligates local legislators to protect the health, safety and well-being of their community. 5-2 While wind energy is a semi-renewable energy resource of electricity generation, and under some circumstances it may reduce the use of nonrenewable energy sources, the possible benefits must be balanced against potential negative impacts to local citizens, local economy, . . .More »
Law, Michigan, Noise, Ordinances •
Opinion and Order Affirming the Decision of the Almer Charter Township Board of Trustees
Author: Ludington, Thomas
On February 15, 2017, Plaintiff Tuscola Wind III, LLC, (“Tuscola”) filed a complaint naming the Almer Charter Township and that Township’s Board of Trustees as Defendants. Count One of the Complaint is the “Claim of Appeal.” Tuscola Wind’s claims arise out of Defendants’ denial of a Special Land Use Permit (“SLUP”) that would have permitted Tuscola Wind to construct the “Tuscola III Wind Energy Center” in Tuscola County, Michigan. Oral argument on the claim of appeal was held on October . . .More »
Maine, Ordinances •
Town of Freedom Wind Turbine Ordinance
Author: Town of Freedom, Maine
9.1 Wind Turbine Classifications Type 1 – Small Wind Turbine means a wind turbine with a nameplate capacity less than 10 kW, and a turbine height less than 150 feet. Type 2 – Intermediate Wind Turbine means a wind turbine with a nameplate capacity between 10 kW and 100 kW, and a turbine height less than 150′. Type 3 – Large Wind Turbine means up to three wind turbines with a nameplate capacity less than 1 MW, and a turbine height . . .More »