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Higher towers, more output urged in wind energy law  

Credit:  News Staff Reports, www.buffalonews.com 2 February 2012 ~~

FREDONIA—The Pomfret Planning Board has recommended that the Town Board make two changes to the town’s wind energy conversion system law relating to small wind energy systems.

The first would increase the maximum tower height allowed from 80 feet to 120 feet.

The second would change the maximum kilowatts allowed from 10 to 100.

The board took no action on the proposals at its Wednesday meeting.

Supervisor Don Steger questioned why the law makes it easier for a farm to be approved to erect a wind turbine than someone who owns a piece of residential property in the town.

He said he felt that as long as a property owner meets all of the law’s criteria for erecting a wind turbine, it shouldn’t make a difference whether the land is for farm or residential use.

The board will meet next at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall.

Source:  News Staff Reports, www.buffalonews.com 2 February 2012

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