Savoy, Massachusetts USA Wind Turbine By-Law Change
December 4, 2017
The Savoy selectmen received a petition to modify the Zoning Bylaws to prohibit wind turbines. Last Friday they met in their role as Select Board Planning Board to sign off on the paperwork to schedule two special town meetings:
Wednesday, December 20 - Hearing to discuss the proposed change
Thursday, December 21 – Vote on the proposed change. A 2/3 majority is needed
Both meetings are planned for 6:30 PM at the Fire Station. We are waiting to see the postings for confirmation.
This would not prevent recent wind projects from going forward. They have a special permit that expires next May, but people are hopeful that they will go away. Since they were denied approval for bigger turbines in September, the PILOT negotiations between the developers and the town have broken down, and they have not even contacted the Selectmen since then.
The Massachusetts Department Of Environmental Protection will not help you as that have brokered Project Regulatory Agreements ("PRA") a power production agreements. These agreements conflict with MassDEP noise regulations.
The state of Massachusetts has a wind turbine agenda that requires taking a minority of citizens property and health for the majority.
An agenda that has been made many times in past history.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center formerly the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative in 2005 warned of two distinct types of noise from wind turbines:
A. ”Regulatory compliance”: Massachusetts state regulations do not allow a rise of 10 dB or greater above background levels at a property boundary (Massachusetts Air Pollution Control Regulations, Regulation 310 CMR 7.10).
B.”Human annoyance”: Aside from Massachusetts regulations, residences must also be taken into consideration.Today is known as infra-sound or low-frequency noise.
Commercial wind turbines are a bunco scheme of enormous consequence. The people who value intellectual honesty should not quietly be fleeced by such mendacity, even from their government and news media.
If they can't put the turbines in Massachusetts will Massachusetts state agencies turn to Maine?