PERU — Wind Power Committee Chairman Bill Hine asked the Board of Selectmen on Monday night what its charge is since the voters indicated in a straw poll they are against commercial wind power development here.
“Come up with an ordinance that meets the people’s needs, Chairman Tim Holland advised. "We can’t say no wind, but we can regulate it through an ordinance."
“It’s time to draw a hard line through an ordinance. You have to work on a tough ordinance,” newcomer Richard Powell said.
Members of the Wind Power Committee present were excused to meet and decide how to proceed. Member Jim Pulsifer reported back to the board later that the committee will meet Tuesday night to continue drafting an ordinance.
EDP Renewables North America LLC of Houston, Texas, received a permit in October 2011 to place a meteorological test tower off Black Mountain Road near the Sumner town line. The company is considering building possibly 25 to 35 turbines, a representative told the committee this year.
The Wind Power Committee was established last year to draft an ordinance governing wind power developments.
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