Monthly Archives: September 2011

The more you know, the more you’re against industrial windpower — tax bill survey results released

As part of the Understanding Wind initiative, a survey of property owners in Arcadia, Blaine, Pleasanton, and Joyfield townships, as well as Bear Lake and Onekama townships was conducted by mail. This survey was sent out with the summer tax … Continue reading

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Public Forums to be held Oct 7-8

Public forums will be held to discuss the final report of the Understanding Wind Initiative, which is the fact-finding project that has been underway since March concerning wind energy in Manistee and Benzie counties. This should be a very interesting … Continue reading

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Houston, we have a problem

The following letter was released by the Pleasanton Committee of the Arcadia Wind Study Group on September 1. While you are reading it you may wish to print out Duke Energy executive Milton Howard’s letter to Pleasanton landowners dated May … Continue reading

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Duke Energy responds to mock lynching

Duke Energy has issued what we interpret to be a response to the mock lynching display on Glovers Lake Road in Pleasanton township by updating its website with an additional statement. Although Duke Energy does not refer specifically to the … Continue reading

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September Township Meetings

Tuesday, 9/6: Pleasanton Planning Comm., 7:00 pm Tuesday, 9/6: Blaine Township Board, 7:30 pm Wednesday, 9/7: Arcadia Planning Comm., 7:00 pm Wednesday, 9/7: Joyfield Township Board, 7:30 pm Thursday, 9/8: Arcadia Township Board, 7:00 pm Monday, 9/12: Pleasanton Township Board, 7:00 pm … Continue reading

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Arcadia 1, Duke Energy, 0

$7,500 doesn’t get you much these days, especially if you don’t show up. Last week was the 125th Manistee County Fair, and $7,500 was what Duke Energy paid to be the platinum sponsor for the grandstand event, the “Night of … Continue reading

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Pleasanton Response Materials

Letter to Pleasanton residents from Milton R. Howard, Vice President, Wind Development, Duke Energy, dated May 26, 2011. Letter from Michigan Aeronautics Board dated March 23, 2011 containing Duke Energy’s proposed wind turbine locations. General Electric, Setback Considerations for Wind Turbine … Continue reading

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