Public Hearing Scheduled

First, thank you for your support through letters, emails, calls, and petition signing! There will be a public hearing on the BNE applications for Colebrook, held locally. The applications will be combined into one hearing (see dates below).

The news from today’s meeting of the Connecticut Siting Council:

The council granted party status to Stella and Michael Somers (Rock Hall Rd), Kristin and Benjamin Mow (Greenwoods Turnpike), Jeff and Mary Stauffer (Rock Hall Rd), Susan Wagner (Pinney Street), and FairWindCT.  Party status was granted to the Town of Colebrook and intervenor status was granted to CL&P.

At their meeting in February, the council will consider party status for the Lawrences (Flagg Hill Road) and Walter Zima (Greenwoods Turnpike). Their letters were received too late to be included in today’s meeting.

The deadline for requesting party, intervenor, or limited appearance status is March 15.

The council set the following schedule to consider the 2 BNE applications together:

  • Field review on Tuesday, March 22 at 2pm
  • Public hearing on Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30pm
  • Evidentiary hearing on Wednesday, March 23 at 2pm
  • Public hearing on Wednesday, March 23 at 6pm
  • Don’t know yet where the public hearing will be held.
  • The deadline for a decision by the council is early June.

Save the dates for the public hearing! Remember, you must send in a letter to the council asking for a limited appearance at the hearing if you want to speak. It’s sure to be worth attending this event just to listen, too!

Please visit for other information and news. Donations (not tax-deductible, however, as we are an organization that does lobbying) can be sent to: FairWindCT, PO Box 225, Colebrook, CT 06021

Thanks again, and let me know if you have any questions.

Joyce Hemingson

President, FairWindCT

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2 Responses to Public Hearing Scheduled

  1. Janie Boston says:

    Just curious how the placement of wind turbines in Colebrook and Prospect fit in with each town’s Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) filed with the state? Isn’t all development supposed to be in line with what the towns have filed with the state?

    Though I don’t live in your area, you have my empathy and support. Perhaps when people are testifying tomorrow at the LOB hearing someone can flick the lights on and off to simulate the sun flicker caused by the turbine blades turning. It’s outrageous to think that BNE and the CT Siting Council can impose wind turbines on towns and residents without so much as having thoroughly reviewed the related issues and set regulations to protect us.

  2. ronald d. spencer says:

    joyce, you will have my support. ron spencer
    ps. you know ,I believe route183 from center northward is state- designated scenic road. the turbines will be visible from portions of rt 183. Also, a number of houses on rt 183(including mine), within the turbine viewshed, are listed on Historic Registers. ron spencer

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