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Bourne mass mailings may prompt Town Meeting attendance  

Credit:  Bourne Courier, www.wickedlocal.com 8 May 2011 ~~

How do you attract voters to a Bourne Town Meeting in mid-May? Well, mass mailing may be one answer, along with proposing a controversial warrant article.

Concerned Citizens for Responsible Energy sent out a mass mailing last week as did David Peterson of Cape Cod Aggregates and Tudor Ingersoll of New Generation Wind, whose propose a seven-turbine wind farm off Route 25 and Scenic Highway.

The citizens’ mailing urges voters to attend the Monday night special session to “ensure the responsible siting of wind turbines.” It asks for a “yes” vote on Article 1, the only item on the warrant.

“The proposed wind turbine bylaw amendment will allow appropriately-sized turbines in Bourne,” the mailing notes.

Ingersoll, meanwhile, says the citizens’ effort “will completely prevent installation of any turbines with significant generating capacity to offset town-wide fossil fuel dependence. It will deny Bourne any prospect of a future with a meaningful contribution from clean wind-powered energy generation.”

It was unclear last week, however, how much latitude Moderator Robert Parady will allow voters who want to discuss a revised turbine-siting bylaw as opposed to comments about the New Generation proposal, which is not before the planning board.

It was also unclear how may revisions Parady would accept to the citizens’ bylaw amendment request on town meeting floor.

Source:  Bourne Courier, www.wickedlocal.com 8 May 2011

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