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Industry voters want wind-power-moratorium ordinance  

Credit:  By Ann Bryant, Staff Writer, Sun Journal, www.sunjournal.com 14 March 2012 ~~

INDUSTRY – Voters at town meeting Saturday supported the development of a wind-power moratorium ordinance.

The Planning Board will form a subcommittee to develop the ordinance and will include citizens who are interested, Town Clerk Angeline Davis said.

The town has six months to develop a wind-power siting ordinance to set guidelines for where turbines can be set up in town, now that it has met voter approval.

Nearly 50 residents gathered and passed a budget of $384,571 to run the town’s business, she said. Although the proposed budget of $385,338 was $595 higher than last year’s, voters decided not to fund a $817 request from the American Red Cross, bringing the total budget down by that amount.

The wind-power moratorium and the American Red Cross request caused the most discussion, she said.

A couple of questions were raised about plans for summer road work. Some money is being carried over from the winter roads account to this year’s budget, due to a mild winter.

Other articles passed without a lot of discussion, Davis said.

Selectman Robert Geisser was elected to another three-year term, as was RSU 9 Director Mark Prentiss. Both ran unopposed.

Source:  By Ann Bryant, Staff Writer, Sun Journal, www.sunjournal.com 14 March 2012

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