Thousands of homeowners in or near Falmouth Heights bought in good faith that they were in residentially zoned locations. There is nowhere in the United States where buried cables at 1200 megawatts were installed in an established residential community.
The wind energy system zoning bylaw 240-166 defines wind turbines as: "All equipment, machinery, and structures utilized in connection with the conversion of wind to electricity. This includes, but is not limited to, transmission, storage equipment, substations, transformers, service and access roads, and one or more wind turbines."
The high voltage commercial electric two-year project through Falmouth devalues homes, affects business, traffic, tourism, and raises levels of electric magnetic fields to save the wind company money. Studies showing a correlation between childhood Leukemia incidence and high voltage lines are being ignored.
Like the two unpermitted shut down town-owned wind turbines, this is another political agenda by Beacon Hill to take residential property rights. The two town turbines are still involved in engineering and bids to remove them since 2010 and 2012.
Town Meeting Members will be asked again to approve another wind turbine project by a 2/3 vote.
Falmouth residents who value intellectual honesty should not quietly be fleeced by such mendacity, even from government officials.
The only option is to run the cables in the ocean to the designated cities and avoid residential locations.