Nothing should be allowed to happen re the Summit Lake project until the Master Plan is updated, based on the outcome of the referendum on zoning amendments (no earlier than May). January 2, 2019 | L'Anse Sentinel
This letter with enclosures was sent to the L'Anse Township Board on November 30. We will keep asking these questions until we get answers - or until the board agrees to a moratorium. List of Questions submitted. Copies of Minutes:
November 30, 2018| Melissa Newland | L'Anse Sentinel Public comment was first on the agenda at the last L’Anse Township Planning Commission (LTPC) meeting with more questions asked than comments given, along with some public interruption sending some board members out for a recess. Fran Whitman started off the comment section, noting that LTPC meeting … Continue reading Local News: More questions than comments
More questions than comments November 28, 2018 | Melissa Newland | L'Anse Sentinel, http://lansesentinel.net/
Contentious commission meeting in L’Anse NOV 24, 2018 | JOSHUA VISSERS | The Mining Gazette The L’Anse township planning commission listens to a planning and zoning training presentation prepared by Patrick Coleman from North of 45 Urban and Town Planning. L’ANSE — Another meeting of the L’Anse township planning commission grew contentious on Wednesday night, as … Continue reading Township Planning Commission Meeting November 21st, 2018
The L'anse Township Planning Commission held a meeting on Wednesday November 21st. Videos of the meeting posted below. After a series of questions on the recent changes that the board had no answers for, Catherine asks that the board not rule on a request from RES or Weyerhaeuser when they don't have any knowledge or … Continue reading Videos: L’Anse Planning Commission Meeting November, 21st 2018.
Canvassers from the Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM) group turned over 400 signatures to Clerk Brian Jentoft on Friday November 13, 2018 | JOSHUA VISSERS | The Mining Gazette L’ANSE TOWNSHIP — Canvassers from the Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM) group turned over 400 signatures to Clerk Brian Jentoft on Friday. UPDATE: Final … Continue reading Voters To Decide On Wind Project.
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.
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.
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.