Another Ontario council is exploring ways to protect it's constituents with the municipal capabilities the Green Energy Act has not revoked.
Simcoe Article: Highlands wants bond for turbines:
Grey Highlands council is investigating the possibility of making the developers of industrial wind turbines pay a $20,000 bond to ensure that the turbines pass all necessary acoustic tests.The entire article can be read at Simcoe.com
Council at its regular meeting on Monday, March 26 voted in favour of a resolution asking municipal staff to investigate whether or not a performance bond can be mandated by the municipality to ensure that noise concerns about industrial turbines are dealt with.
The resolution instructed staff to look into the possibility of charging a bond of $20,000 per turbine at the time a permit is issued to ensure that all acoustic testing is done as required.
The resolution stated: "That staff be authorized to investigate the validity of including a performance bond related to acoustic testing that must be done by Qualified Acoustic Professional Engineers by the proponent no later than 60 days after the turbine is put into active service."