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Delta County Wind Monitor

Advocating for Residents in Wind Turbine Zones

Increase the Setbacks

Setbacks greater than 5 times the height of the full turbine can help preserve peaceful rural settings and keep our residents safe. The setbacks should include a 1640-foot safety easement for leaseholder families.

Where will the next phase be built?

Yellow highlighted areas show leaseholder land.

Lower Noise Levels

Acoustic experts recommend a 35 decibel maximum for rural settings, including a 50dB(c) maximum for protection from low frequency noise.

Video of June 2014 Wind Energy Presentation in Delta County

Measure from a Property Line, Not A Dwelling

Require that wind turbine setbacks and noise levels be measured from a property line and not a dwelling. This preserves the use of property for the landowner and prevents 'inverse condemnation' from occurring, which is the illegal taking of land. 

RECALL ELECTION NOVEMBER 6

Dear Taxpayer of Garden & Fairbanks Townships,

This is just a reminder about the mid-term elections which will take place in November. It is especially important for all of us to either get out to vote or request an absentee ballot.

As you may be aware a recall vote for township board members is taking place with this ballot. Some of the current member’s names will appear on the ballot (recalled members) and those running against them will be there also. They are listed below:

            Recalled:                                              Consider instead:

            Morgan Tatrow                                   Richard Pichette

            Ron Collins                                         Dan Dalgord

            Jim Dalgord                                        Penny McKay

            Katherine Denholm                             Jim Peasley

In order to vote for the opponent of the recalled member you may need to split your vote, split the ballot or vote for an independent candidate. Please consider carefully as you prepare to vote this November. Many residents of the peninsula feel a need for change on the township boards to provide a more just representation of our welfare/interests.

Recently an article came to our attention which we find alarming. It was published on the site https://www.windpowerengineering.com/business-news-projects/senvion-wins-80-mw-michigan-wind-contract/ September 10 and written by Michelle Froese. It states “Heritage Sustainable Energy LLC, a developer of wind and solar in Michigan, has executed an 80 MW wind power agreement with Senvion. The first 20 MW are already firm followed by a conditional 60 MW.” It goes on to say, “Located in Delta County Michigan, the Garden II project will consist of 20 Senvion 4.0M140 wind turbines with a hub height of 82 meters. The installation of phases one and two will occur in 2019 and 2020, respectively.”

Do we really want to allow another 80 turbines to join the 14 we already have? What will the peninsula become?

Please be sure to make your wishes know in November. Thank You.

Citizens for Local Control

 

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