VERY IMPORTANT !!!
A PUBLIC FORUM HAS BEEN SCHEDULED ON THE ADOPTION OF WIND REGULATIONS IN CONNECTICUT
Thursday, October 13 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hearing Room One, Ten Franklin Square
New Britain, CT
The Connecticut Siting Council will hold a public forum on the adoption of regulations for the siting of wind projects on Thursday, October 13 from 1:30-5:00 p.m. and 6:30-9:00 p.m.
This is an informal proceeding and you can make oral statements (time limit is about 3 minutes) or submit written statements concerning the adoption of regulations for the siting of wind projects. There will be a sign-up sheet at the entrance for those wishing to make oral statements.
Written statements may be submitted at the public forum,
and you may also MAIL them to the Connecticut Siting Council at 10 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051,
or EMAIL them to the Council at firstname.lastname@example.org
A verbatim transcript of the public forum will be available later at the Council office.
PLEASE MAKE A STATEMENT ON THIS IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR CONNECTICUT — PLAN TO ATTEND THE PUBLIC FORUM ON OCTOBER 13 IF POSSIBLE.
FairWindCT does not think industrial wind turbines, standing up to 492 feet tall, should be sited in residential neighborhoods in any town. Connecticut currently HAS NO REGULATIONS for industrial wind turbines — and the Council has been charged by the State Legislature (Public Act 11-245) to create regulations by July 1, 2012 that will cover setbacks, including considerations of tower height and distance from neighboring properties; flicker; a requirement for the developer to decommission the facility at the end of its useful life; different requirements for projects of different sizes; ice throw; blade shear; noise; and impact on natural resources; and a requirement for a public hearing for wind turbine projects.
If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com or leave me a message at 860-379-6425. The FairWindCT web site has lots of informative material, and a copy of our appeal to CT Superior Court of the two approved industrial wind projects in Colebrook.
Joyce Hemingson, President