I have been a member of our Planning Commission for
27 years. In addition, I am elected trustee of the Township
Our Land Use Plan has been clear. The
community voice has been overwhelmingly clear as to
Despite an overwhelming viewpoint, a majority of
township and county officials thumb their noses at the community and are of the
mindset that "if it brings in development, it must be good for my
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2008 9:26
Subject: Re: E-M:/ Energy company seeking
leases for wind turbines
Yes it is, and this isn't the first time folks here have been concerned
about wind power projects and their impact on migrating birds and
However, in this area most township and county officials are of the
mindset that "if it brings in development, it must be good for the
Almost all ridges in the northeastern half of Keweenaw County are visible
from Brockway Mountain.
On 2/3/08, Alexander J.
the high ridge of the Keeweenau Peninsula a
site of hawk
What is the potential to
for damage to birds and bats
in that location?
Will these wind turbines be visible from
Is this development compatible with Keeweenau
as a site for tourism and recreation?
AM 02/03/2008, Abby Rubley wrote:
>Energy company seeking leases for
>2/2/2008, 5:15 p.m. ET
TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) Wind could someday be generating electricity in
Houghton County in western Upper Michigan.
Energy LLC has been securing leases from property owners along a ridge in
the central part of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The Traverse City-based company
hopes to be able to lease 2,000 to 3,000 acres, then begin testing the
area's wind potential.
>Project coordinator Rick Wilson says the
company proposes erecting three-bladed upwind turbines, but more analysis is
needed. He tells The Daily Mining Gazette of Houghton that the power
generated by the turbines would be sold on the electricity
>Wilson says lessors will receive royalty payments for the
power generated by turbines on their land if the wind farm is
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