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ACW sets wind turbine rules  

An end is in sight for the Wind Turbine issue in Ashfield-Colbourne-Wawanosh

Council last night passed a resolution on how far away new homes must be built from the wind turbines, and vice versa.

This resolution is simply to amend the by-law that is being made on distances and noise allowances from the turbines.

Currently, turbines and new homes must be built 400 metres away from each other.

The resolution is asking for the by-law to be amended to a distance of 450 metres away.

Councillor Barry Millian says this has been in the works for a long time, and he’s glad to see an end in sight.

He says the Municipality will now host a public meeting, tentatively set for April 17th, and get input from residents on how where to go from here.

The resolution came from Councillor Millian and was approved three votes to two.

Initially, there was a resolution to keep the distance as is mandated by the Ministry of Environment, at 400 metres, but that was defeated three votes to two.

Millian says council is also guided by the MOE in terms of how many decibels the turbines can project, which is currently at 40 decibels.

Written by Dianne Colgan

Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation

5 MArch 2008

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