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Stafford, N.Y., Zoning Law for Wind Energy Systems  

Author:  | New York, Ordinances

This amendment to the zoning law of Stafford, N.Y., prohibits any wind energy system taller than 175 feet. It requires a setback of twice the total height of the wind energy system or ten rotor diameters, whichever is greatest, from:

  • any state forest, public park or other area set aside for the purpose of preserving wildlife habitat or natural formation.
  • important bird areas.
  • the property line.
  • any public access building.
  • the right-of-way of any public road.
  • any residence or building.

The noise limits are 45 dB at any time at any residence, school, hospital, church, public park, public library, or place of public assembly and 30 dB inside any residence.

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