Residents say they received no notice of the wind farm’s construction, and say there are health, noise and quality-of-life issues at stake. Verdecchia said the project followed the law, and that antiquated zoning laws were the issue.
“It appears the proper procedures were followed,” he said. “The zoning laws did not keep up with technology.”
State law requires only that property owners within 200 feet of such a project be notified, and Alpine Estates is 1.4 miles away.
Following statements from constituents that Johnston has not provided requested minutes from relevant Zoning Board and Planning Board meetings, Council President Michael J. Farina suggested residents take legal action on their own.
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