Three Hearings Around the State on 10/7
In Peru, near Pittsfield, at the western end of the state, the Planning Board holds a hearing on Monday at 7:00 pm on a petition for a moratorium on issuing wind turbine permits until July 2015. The petition was signed by 168 residents (in a Berkshire town of 800). It calls for time to establish requirements for permits through the planning process and time to enact bylaws. The special town meeting on November 4, 2013 will vote on the moratorium.
In Kingston, the devastating effects of light strobing produced by the five turbines will be a topic during the a Board of Health hearing at 6:00 pm. Other turbine “issues” are also on the agenda. The BOH will interview only one of the two potential candidates offering to test for strobing: George Becker-Birck K2 Management, Inc.
The Falmouth Board of Health meeting at 7:00 pm will also discuss the town-owned turbine shut down hours–and the health problem of noise pollution from the turbines.