Town of Roxbury :  Planning Board Minutes 
APRIL 12th , 2018 Meeting at 6:00 pm 

Mattson moved Roxwind, LLC up from unfinished business. Roxwind update- state DEP has accepted their permit and considered it complete on 4/10/18. A copy of the letter received was submitted for the file. 

• Roxwind would like answers to the questions submitted via email to the town.-- Planning board reviewed the email. 
• Moratorium is being taken through the court system and awaiting answers.
 • DEP has asked for the stormwater application to be submitted as well so that they (DEP) can review it at the same time as their other application. 
• Tree Growth?- Roxwind believes is doesn't need to be taken out of tree growth until building starts. They will follow-up with assessing agent. 
• Gravel ?- Roxwind says some may have to be brought in and they have not sourced where it will come from. They plan to use what they can from the land, but that is pending testing. 
• Blasting?- Roxwind will approach the town once they have reached that point. • 3 rd Party Inspector needed due to groundwater issues?. Roxwind believes that one will be on site during construction.
 • DEP Technical Rules?- new guidelines are in the making, but they will not be in effect for their application due to the submission date of their application.
 • C. Mattson and M. Worthley were to review the application, but C. Mattson and J. Manson will now be reviewing it. 

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Comment by Lenny Murphy on May 13, 2018 at 9:00am

Guess it's time, as I stated in my testimony about a month ago, to let the Canaries out of the closed cages in Mars Hill to see what harm the people are still enduring by being to close to the commercial wind generators! Their States rights are taken away and they are being paid to help the big wind company deny our constitutional rights! I was told that Fairfield set a new limit of 1 miles from the noisy commercial wind generators! The people in Mars Hill were given a written statement that there would be no sound, noise, at the bottom of the mountain were many people are still trying to live! As far as I know Mars Hill has only issued 1 building permit in the commercial area, it's the best way to eliminate urban sprawl! Lincoln is seeing the same problem as well as several other small communities, enough is enough, time to move on to large and small hydro power without making new dams! Time to move into the future with truly clean hydro power! Hydro power helped found our communities and can do the same today along with solar panel, made and instated by students on every home, truly a job making opportunity for students with little chance of getting a job without going into the military!

   

Comment by Dan McKay on May 12, 2018 at 7:59pm

The DEP application for this project finds 42 receptors ( assumed households and/or camps) worth addressing for sound impact evaluations. That's a whooping 25% of the entire town.

Comment by Penny Gray on May 12, 2018 at 7:29pm

Twenty years ago who would have dreamed the DEP would be issuing permits to destroy Maine's mountains and rural residents quality of life?

Comment by Donna Amrita Davidge on May 12, 2018 at 9:25am

oh no- another:(

 

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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