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Change is blowing in the wind!

Lots of things happening on Energy related stuff in York these days.

One of the issues we are very much interested in supporting is a proposed wind ordinance for York.  Town Planner, Christine Grimando has been researching other towns in Maine who have already adopted wind ordinances, and has begun to assemble a draft ordinance to be presented to York voters in May.

While the discussion and research are still in the early stages – we are planning on supporting a plan that allows for towers of up to 100ft in rural areas west of 95 – with much greater restrictions in the growth area.

However, we believe that a proposed wind ordinance should include a height exception for town property in the growth area – particularly the schools.  For example, given the location of York High School – with their steady ocean breezes and considerable energy usage – it may be an ideal place to erect a municipal wind generator that could help offset the High School’s energy costs.

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