What else grows in spring? BigWind setbacks (in Indiana)

BigWind, in Ohio, wants you to believe that THEY are the victims. Victims of misguided legislation that handcuffs their opportunity for growth (Repeat, over and over, for years). We have repeatedly shown you examples of Ohio setbacks being too LENIENT with BigWind and today, we share, yet another below. Over and over again, once BigWind enters an area, residents become informed about the TRUTHS with this industry and how their business model is INtrusive into individual lives and rights. In Ohio, this concept is known as TRESPASS ZONING. Good luck to our Indiana neighbors…..

An ordinance was introduced Monday at the Montgomery County Commissioners’ meeting that would amend a section of the county code regarding wind energy conversion systems.

The changes would align the current code of ordinances with a proposed zoning ordinance released earlier this month after Akuo Energy threatened county commissioners with a lawsuit. The proposed zoning ordinance reflects the county’s new comprehensive plan and includes stricter regulations on wind turbines and wind farm development….

Commissioners had most recently made tweaks to the wind ordinance last year after months of debating and researching citizen concerns surrounding wind turbines. In the changes adopted by commissioners last July, noise levels generated by wind turbines were reduced from 60 decibels to 50 decibels. The new amendments introduced Monday would reduce noise levels further to 32 decibels. 

Minimum setback distances are altered as well, including 2,640 feet or five-times the height of the tower from any adjoining property line, road right-of-way, or overhead electrical transmission or distribution lines. And it establishes a 1-mile setback from any town, city or school. 

Changes also increased the distance of substations from residences, from 1,000 feet to 2,640 feet….

http://www.journalreview.com/news/article_3a631ada-6559-11e9-874a-d7f378351496.html


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BigWind gets beat Big in Ohio and Indiana

There is hope. As the truth about industrial wind turbines spreads, the people speak…through their votes. Do NOT get complacent, however, as BigWind has lobbyists who constantly approach our legislators.
We reported, yesterday that Van Wert County, Ohio, had a big win as their anti-wind Commissioner candidate beat a candidate who is a lease holder and was taking money for her campaign for the wind company. The numbers 72% to 28% win for their anti-wind candidate who was an incumbent. In our neighboring state, the good news was contagious….
ELECTION RESULTS: The “vocal minority” is the MAJORITY! Anti-wind groups win big in SIX Indiana counties fighting wind:
 
It was a very good night for almost all of our counties fighting wind. Huge victories in Fulton, Cass, Miami, Henry, Montgomery and Warren Counties last night as Pro-Property Rights Anti-Wind candidates swept the polls and sent a strong message to the powers-that-be that we are not backing down and will stand up for our rights! We are sad to report that our friends in Tipton County had a tough night but will continue the fight to keep new wind energy projects out of their county.
Key candidate wins for rural property rights include:
Henry County – biggest winner of the night! They won three seats on the County Council and a County Commissioner seat! They fought hard for the win and came out on top all across the board! Way to go, Henry County! It was truly a group effort. So proud to fight in Indiana with these fine people!

Fulton County – Fulton County needs to turn over the Area Plan Commission Board, and now has a good start. Two pro-wind officials on the Plan Commission – the surveyor and an appointed County Council member chose not to run again, (We believe because they thought they would lose based on pro-wind statements they have made to the anti-wind crowd that were not received well in the past).
The most contested race in Fulton County was Fulton County Surveyor, and we won! Also, on Fulton County Council – two were seats won by anti-wind candidates. One was a recently discovered anti-wind incumbant whose stance on wind energy we did not know until we sent out a pledge letter asking for candidates to promise to keep Fulton County wind-turbine free.
Miami County – Commissioner and detested RES Wind Land Lease Agent Josh Francis was running for County Council and was destroyed by his competition!
 
Cass County – a huge upset as one of the pro-wind Commissioner “Kings of Cass County” was dethroned with an anti-wind candidate! Also we were able to win a seat on the Cass County Council, and have an uncontested candidate who will also be running for County Council in the fall! Here’s an article about their win: https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2018/05/09/challenger-beats-incumbent-in-gop-council-primary-redweik-defeats-rains-by-372-votes/
Warren County – voted out (as in “You’re fired!”) a pro-wind commissioner who is said to have originally brought big wind into the county and they replaced him with a pro-property rights candidate! Way to go!
Montgomery County was able to hang on to two current anti-wind County Council members, and pro-wind was running against them, so hats off to them on their wins.
Pulaski County had a win as their believed-to-be on our side Commissioner handily won his primary and can perhaps be more free now to be more aggressive in getting wind kicked out of Pulaski County for good.