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Strong wind ordinance supported  

Credit:  By Stacey Tucker, Staff Writer, www.tuscolatoday.com 13 January 2012 ~~

DENMARK TWP. – Nearly 150 residents of Denmark Township filled the planning commission meeting room Wednesday evening to discuss their stance on wind farms.

Denmark Township officials, along with an engineer from Spicer Engineering Group, were able to discuss with members of the community how they felt about wind farms in their neighborhood, and how they felt their wind ordinance should be worded.

Planning commission chairman Blaise Zimmer said the meeting was very beneficial to the township.

“They were in support of a strong wind ordinance,” Zimmer said. “They want more restrictions in their neighboring townships.

“They were overwhelmingly against placement of wind turbines in the community.”

One by one, residents stepped forward to share their concerns about windmills constructed near their homes and in their community.

“I was very pleased we had dozens of well-spoken citizens speaking their concerns,” said Denmark Township supervisor Don Petro. “Most of the wind farms so far have townships 20 to 50 percent of the population our township has.

“Denmark Township is home to 3,000 people and they were concerned that would abruptly change.”

The next step for township officials will be to take what they heard in the meeting and discuss it with the engineer from Spicer Engineering Group who is aiding them in writing the ordinance.

A moratorium could be set in place to also give township officials a little more time to write the ordinance.

“We are working with Spicer Engineering Group with what people suggested to us,” Zimmer said. “We will be working on placing those restrictions together.

“Once we do that the township board will then review, pass or send back the ordinance.”

The Denmark Township Board will be meeting Monday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. and encourage all residents to stop by to join in the discussion.

Source:  By Stacey Tucker, Staff Writer, www.tuscolatoday.com 13 January 2012

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

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