This Letter from Weyerhaeuser was made available by the Planning Commission at its Public Hearing on September 27. The company’s request has implications for the proposed project, including the number of turbines, their size and setback requirements. The devil is in the details, which aren’t revealed. For example, what does “more energetic turbines” The Planning Commission should take all the time needed to understand what’s being requested.
Existing Zoning Ordinance
3.15 E. (6). Blade Clearance
The vertical distance from ground level to the tip of a wind generator blade when
the blade is at its lowest point must be at least seventy-five (75) feet.
– Weyerhaeuser and RES are requesting to lower this to 58 feet.
3.15 E (1). A Tower must be set back:
a. At least 1.5 times its total height from the property line of a participating
– Weyerhaeuser and RES are requesting this to be eliminated if there is a land owner agreement, lease or easement waiving the setback.