Meaford's Mr. Osborn should be commended for keeping the pressure on council.
The recent alterations to the Feed-In Tariff program has resulted in the existing rankings being disposed. New rankings will include 'points' for community support.
"A Meaford resident has asked members of council to bring forward a bylaw pertaining to industrial wind turbines that he feels would have some teeth, and would protect the community, its residents, and its agricultural sector from an influx of wind farms.Continue reading the article at the Meaford Independent
Mike Osborn, who has been a resident of the municipality since 2004, told council that he was making the request on behalf of a group of concerned citizens."
“We are very concerned about the various adverse impacts of the Industrial Wind Turbines. Much has been written about the high cost to taxpayers of these machines. Many such articles have appeared in rural and urban newspapers in Ontario. Indeed around the world in countries such as Australia, United Kingdom and Spain the same concerns are expressed,” said Osborn in the opening remarks of his presentation to council.
Osborn said that other municipalities have taken steps to protect themselves from the potential for large scale industrial wind farm developments, and he pointed specifically to the community of Wainfleet