Huron-Kinloss council has not only endorsed tough resolutions against industrial wind turbines by other municipalities, they have created their own.
At the council meeting on Feb. 22, council approved a resolution from the North Perth Municipality calling on the province to put a halt on industrial wind turbines until independent health studies have been completed and a full environmental study done to determine the possible impact.
North Perth also wants the province to introduce legislation that restores some power to local councils to deal with these wind turbines, allowing municipalities to set appropriate setbacks specific to its jurisdiction.
Huron-Kinloss also endorsed the resolution from Arran-Elderslie to put a freeze on the issuance of any kind of permits that would lead to the development of industrial wind turbines until the Grey-Bruce medical officer of health, Dr. Hazel Lynn, has completed a study or had a third-party study done to the approval of the Grey-Bruce Health Centre that answers these questions to its satisfaction.
Huron-Kinloss council also approved its own resolution, saying this step was prompted by concerns for the health, safety and well-being of its constituents, as well as the Grey-Bruce medical officer of health, and because the provincial government, having implemented the Green Energy Act, has not shown any concern for the health, safety and well-being of the people the township it represents.
Now the township has adopted a wind turbine development policy in an effort to protect the residents of Huron-Kinloss from health-related and land-development concerns.
The township will not issue building permits for industrial wind turbines to those developers who do not adhere to the policies contained in the wind turbine development policy.