The headline calls it a "ban" but it is not. It, like over 100 other ordinances around Maine, is zoning written to regulate and protect a community from a gawdawful land use. The maximum height of 150 feet to top of blade pretty much kills any industrial wind project, which is a community's right. They are copying/pasting the ordinance from the neighboring town of Dedham. Imperfect, but effective...see it attached.
The public hearing is tomorrow, April 22, and Town Meeting is May 11. Crucial that the supporters of the ordinance show up to Town Meeting.
Also attached are maps of the Clifton project - Silver Maple Wind Project - and the unnamed Otis/Clifton wind project. Hopefully if Otis adopts the new wind ordinance the unnamed Otis/Clifton project will be abandoned. Clifton is a lost cause, already, with the town in the pocket of wind developer Paul Fuller, so it's up to Otis to get this done.