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Fairhaven Town Meeting Article 8 Petitions for a Moratorium

May 4, 2012
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2012 Special Town Meeting Warrant  ARTICLE 8 – WIND TURBINE MORATORIUM

We the registered voters of the town of Fairhaven, petition the town meeting to vote to immediately place a moratorium, to continue for one year following the date of this vote, to direct all elected Board members within the town of Fairhaven, and all appointed officials or employees of the Town of Fairhaven, to take all actions necessary, to cease, suspend and otherwise prohibit the permitting, construction, installation, and contract negotiation for the siting of any industrial-sized commercial or municipal wind turbines anywhere within the borders of the town of Fairhaven, on public or private land, under the present wind turbine by-laws or zoning by-laws by special permit, building permit or otherwise; and to direct the Fairhaven Planning Board during this one year period to comprehensively review the existing wind turbine by laws, and other zoning by-laws which permit wind turbines within the town of Fairhaven.

Fairhaven’s Annual Town Meeting is held on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Walter Silveira Auditorium at the Elizabeth I. Hastings Middle School.

Peggy Aulisio captured an exchange with the Board of Health in her South Coast Today article as Fairhaven residents cope with the two turbines recently installed.

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