Is there "boilerplate" wording from which to develop a windpower moratorium? I was contacted by chair of a local town's Planning Board. They want some "boilerplate" language to develop a wind moratorium ordinance. Another town's moratorium language would be helpful.
Has anyone got such words? Soonest best.
I do regret telling you the Town of Dixfield had a year moratorium placed to allow time for a committee to form an ordinance and had in fact one written and it was within a week from public vote. Last minute interpretation concerns by the wind developer caused the town to withdraw it from vote. It was a pro-wind ordinance specially tailored to allow the proposed wind experiment upon Colonel Holman Mountain. The wind developer was looking for a couple resolutions for clarification and certainly, then, would have endorsed it.
Silver lining : time has still been our ally and citizens in town are picking up on the negatives. Town meeting in May will be D-day.
Sure! Write me at email@example.com with the Buckfield moratorium. Thanks!
Stacey Scotia said:
Dan- I was aware that Dixfield is still struggling with this. I'm beyond thankful that Buckfield's citizens saw the sense in protection. Ron - I'm sure that you'd be welcome to use the moratorium language that we used here in Buckfield - as I recall it was fairly simple. If you'd like to email me I think I could probably get that to you.