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Town meeting voters repeal wind turbine bylaw  

Credit:  Wicked Local Wareham, www.wickedlocal.com 24 May 2011 ~~

WAREHAM – Town meeting voters have repealed Article 5 in the town’s bylaws permitting wind energy facilities.

In addition to repealing the wind permitting sections in Article 5, the vote establishes a seven-member committee, consisting of two residents, the town planner, one member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, one member of the Conservation Commission, one member of the Board of Assessors and the director of Inspectional Services, which will be charged with doing “a complete study of the effects of wind turbines on the town of Wareham.

The study will be submitted for voters’ perusal at the 2012 Spring Town Meeting.

The study committee will also be asked to come up with its own recommendations on the advisability of permitting wind turbines in town.

The article approved at Town Meeting also states, “Recommendations shall be part of the report, but no bylaw shall be submitted for placement on the warrant in conjunction with the report, or to do or act in any manner relative thereto.’

Source:  Wicked Local Wareham, www.wickedlocal.com 24 May 2011

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