One of the arguments you hear often from wind developers, is that it can not be stopped because of exclusionary or demonstrated need. Michigan Courts have ruled that wind energy, energy use and state mandates do not equal demonstrated need. Tuscola has made no attempt to show that there is a "demonstrated public need" for … Continue reading Michigan Case Law: Wind Energy is not “demonstrated public need” .
Wind vote scheduled for May 7 JAN 11, 2019 | JOSHUA VISSERS | The Daily Mining Gazette L’ANSE — The L’Anse Township Board approved ballot language Wednesday for a referendum on zoning ordinances regulating wind turbines. Township Supervisor Peter Magaraggia said the township’s legal council told him the vote needs to take place on May 7, … Continue reading Vote NO! The L’Anse Township Board approved ballot language for a referendum on zoning ordinances regulating wind turbines.
The second Zoning change made without without benefit of the State required public hearing. The first was including lower blade clearances. The Initial Hearing notice for one public meeting did not include the additional changes, therefore was not sufficient for meeting legal requirements. Township panel allows setback waiver for proposed wind farm OCT 25, 2018 … Continue reading Township Planning Commission Allowing RES to Write the Zoning.
No Wind, No Nonsense, No Due Process Jeffery Loman - Tribal Member, Calls RES to task for mis-statements and double speak. Friends Of The Huron Mountains Attorney, Janna Mathieu. Calls the board to task for failure to follow process and failure to follow the Local Ordinances, and failure to follow due process of the14th Amendment. … Continue reading L’Anse Township Board Meeting 8-8-2018: No Wind, No Nonsense, No Due Process
Dedicated service After nine years of dedicated service, the thanks received by Catherine Andrews is to be voted off the Planning Commission based on differing views, not on any reasonable cause. Thank you Catherine for your dedication, and thank you also for holding the previous members to task on after the fact letters of intent. … Continue reading L’Anse Township Board Meeting 8-8-2018 – Dedicated Service
No Wind, No Due Diligence, No Answers Bob Kissell resident - Board members Negligence Joe Bollech Friends of the Huron Mountains - demands answers - and gets more excuses. Letters after the fact, from those in support now do not "prove" anything. If the intent at the time was to allow wind on Commercial Forest, … Continue reading L’Anse Township Board Meeting 8-8-2018: No Wind, No Due Diligence, No Answers
Pro-wind, Proponents, Proposals, Propoganda Jim Fedie Accessor - gives a report on a "preliminary proposal" from RES.Again why the Accessor is negotiating with a project that is not approved or even legal to put in. Mark Massicotte – Chair Baraga County Economic Development Corporation
Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse Displaying A Lack of understanding the legal codes and process. They did not need a resolution, They did not even require a vote. All they needed to do was give the request to the Planning Commission, in fact I think it could have gone directly to planning … Continue reading L’Anse Township Board Meeting 8-8-2018: Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse
Stacking the Deck - Welcome to the return of a Company Town. Two existing Planning Commission members who had terms that expired but due to negligence of process were never officially re-appointed were nominated for re-appointment, one was re-appointed one was not. The Board appointed recently appointed Trustee Board member Brian Kissell as the ex … Continue reading L’Anse Township Board Meeting 8-8-2018: Stacking the Deck