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A draft of the Mount Haley Township wind ordinance  

Credit:  John Kennett | Midland Daily News | June 27, 2018 | www.ourmidland.com ~~

The following is a preliminary draft of the Mount Haley Wind Ordinance:

• Streams/rivers – setbacks per DEQ, State of Michigan and wildlife review study.

• Creeks/drains – no portion of wind turbine within 100 feet of centerline.

• Overhead utilities and roads – one times the tallest tip height from the right of way.

• Underground utilities – one times center of hub from the right of way.

• Participating* dwelling – greater of two times tallest tip height or 1,000 feet.

• Participating property line – No minimum setback.

• Non-participating** dwelling – greater of two times tallest tip height or 1,320 feet.

• Non-participating property line – greater of 1.1 times tallest height or 550 feet.

• Participating parcel sound level – .55 dBA Leq*** (1 hour) at the dwelling.

• Non-participating property line sound level – .45 dBA Leq (1 hour)

• Participating dwelling flicker – Limited to a maximum of 30 hours per year.

• Non-participating dwelling flicker – Shadow flicker not allowed on or within 100 feet of the nearest wall of non-participating dwelling unless waived by non-participating owner(s).

• Red lights on towers – When illumination is required by the FAA, the utility grid wind energy system is required to use Aircraft Detection Lighting Systems (ADLS).

* A participating dwelling is one that has signed a lease for a wind turbine with the utility company.

** A non-participating dwelling is one that does not have a lease with a utility company.

*** Leq is the average of the sound over a measurement of time. Lmax means that the sound may never exceed the dBA.

Source:  John Kennett | Midland Daily News | June 27, 2018 | www.ourmidland.com

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