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Woodstock wind ordinance

As residents of Concord Pond in Woodstock we would like to express our concerns about the wind ordinance being created for the Town of Woodstock.

We support the committee’s efforts to create an ordinance, but we would propose stricter setbacks and noise levels than the current state standards. We believe these should be located no closer than 3 miles from any homes and that the decibel levels should be set lower.

The Spruce Mountain wind project is an industrial usage in a rural setting. We are situated on a pond surrounded by mountains and believe this creates a unique topography that captures the sounds of the towers on Concord Pond. We are currently spending a great deal of time on the pond and are experiencing sound levels and types of sounds that are detrimental to our health. The towers may not be above the levels required, but they are too close and repetitive. We are approximately 1.5 miles away but have been experiencing headaches, lack of sleep and are aware of pulsing background noise. Some days are quiet and some are nearly unmanageable.

We understand that the Spruce Mountain project is completed and will probably not be affected by the ordinance. We hope that Woodstock residents will take into consideration what has and is happening to some of their neighbors as a result of the current project and create an ordinance that will protect everyone from future development.

Richard and Patricia Mabey

Concord Pond, Woodstock