RES and Weyerhaeuser push for non-standard blade clearances.

Current Zoning restricts blade clearance to 75 feet, a standard clearance in the industry, and a restriction in some states for safety reasons. This change means that blades moving at over 100 miles an hour will be less than 60 feet from the ground. In Addition, this change was not included in notice of changes, … Continue reading RES and Weyerhaeuser push for non-standard blade clearances.

It is not a done deal: Planning Commission vote is just for recommendation. Township board still needs to vote!

NO ZONING ORDINANCE CHANGES WERE "PASSED!" On October 3, the Planning Commission voted to recommend that permissive zoning changes requested by RES and Weyerhaeuser be approved by the L'Anse Township Board. Tonight's Planning Commission went as we expected. The members voted unanimously (with two abstentions - we advised them before the meeting that two commissioners … Continue reading It is not a done deal: Planning Commission vote is just for recommendation. Township board still needs to vote!

Letter from Weyerhaeuser made available by the Planning Commission.

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 … Continue reading Letter from Weyerhaeuser made available by the Planning Commission.

Local News Coverage: Planning Commission public hearing.

L'Anse Township Planning Commission holds public hearing on proposed wind turbines Sep 27, 2018 | Tyler J Markle  | uppermichiganssource.com L'ANSE, Mich. (WLUC) - The L'Anse Township Planning Commission held a public hearing Thursday night on a proposed amendment that would allow Renewal Energy Systems to build wind turbines in Baraga County. The Planning Commission heard … Continue reading Local News Coverage: Planning Commission public hearing.

News – Planning Commission Meeting -The Mining Gazette

L’Anse wind farm discourse turns…peaceful   SEP 28, 2018 | JOSHUA VISSERS | The Mining Gazette L’ANSE — A public hearing of the L’Anse Township Planning Commission on Thursday night went well, according to many attendees. Comments from the public on proposed changes to township zoning ordinance that would allow large wind energy conversion systems (LWECS) on … Continue reading News – Planning Commission Meeting -The Mining Gazette