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Wind moratorium extension on Shelburne agenda  

Credit:  By DIANE BRONCACCIO, Recorder Staff, Sunday, May 5, 2013, recorder.com ~~

Annual town meeting voters will decide Tuesday night whether to extend the town’s wind turbine moratorium for another year, add a third full-time police officer, and whether to approve a new telecommunications bylaw.

The town meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

Last year’s annual town meeting was dominated by talk of a commercial-scale electricity-generating wind turbine facility on Mount Massaemet, which resulted in a ban on “industrial scale” wind turbines and a one-year moratorium on so-called “on premises,” small-scale wind turbines to be used for electricity-generation for homes, farms or small businesses. The Planning Board had hoped to present a bylaw regulating the siting of small-scale turbines by annual town meeting time. Instead, town officials are asking to extend the moratorium to the 2014 annual town meeting, “to allow sufficient time to engage in a planning process to address the effects of such structures and uses in the town” and to develop bylaws that are consistent with sound land-use planning.

[More about the town meeting in original article at source]

Source:  By DIANE BRONCACCIO, Recorder Staff, Sunday, May 5, 2013, recorder.com

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