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Election Results — November 6, 2012

Here are some of the positive unofficial results from yesterday’s Michigan election: Proposal 3: 25×25 Wind Energy Mandate By a margin of 63% to 37%, Michigan voters rejected Proposal 3 that would have amended Michigan’s constitution to require that 25 … Continue reading

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Duke Energy Volunteer Allan “Allen” O’Shea’s problem with the truth

Duke Energy’s volunteer, Allan O’Shea, is the chief proponent of turning large portions of Benzie and Manistee County into a giant industrial wind generation facility. Now he is running for the Michigan House of Representatives’ 101st District seat, which represents … Continue reading

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Neighbors wind turbine project feeling ‘blown away’

The following news article appeared in the September 18, 2012 edition of the Benzie Record-Patriot. Here is a link to the original article. RIVERTON TWP. – This used to be a quite, picturesque community in farm country just southeast of … Continue reading

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Calling 25×25 an ‘investment’ is beyond absurd

The following Guest Column was published in the September 18, 2012 of the Benzie Record-Patriot. The author, Kevon Martis, is the director a of the Interstate Informed Citizens’ Coalition, an energy watchdog group based in Blissfield, Michigan. Mr. Martis wrote … Continue reading

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Is the Grand Traverse Band building a 492-foot wind turbine in Acme township?

According to filings made with the FAA, a new industrial wind turbine is coming to the Grand Traverse Area. The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a construction permit to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa indians to build … Continue reading

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Township Visioning Session Summaries

The collaborative master planning “Land to Lakes” initiative has released summaries of the information collected in township visioning focus groups that were held during the month of June. A make-up session for Pleasanton, Bear Lake township and the Village of … Continue reading

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Duke’s Volunteer wins 101st House Seat nomination

Yesterday, Duke Energy’s volunteer and chief local booster, former Manistee County Commissioner and Marilla Township Bernard “Allen” O’Shea, won the democratic primary in the 101st Michigan House district, narrowly defeating former Grand Traverse Band of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians’ Chairman … Continue reading

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Draft Blaine Zoning Ordinance — Public Hearing Tonight

The draft Blaine township zoning ordinance has been released and can be downloaded in its entirety here. The planning commission will be holding a public hearing on the ordinance at its regularly scheduled meeting tonight at Blaine Township Hall (White … Continue reading

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Election Results – August 7, 2012

These are the results from tonight’s contested Republican primary elections in Joyfield Township, as well as the referendum on the adoption of a planning commission. All of the candidates supported by the Committee for the Future of Joyfield won and … Continue reading

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June Township Meetings

Blaine – Township Board – Tuesday, June 5 – 7:30 p.m. Joyfield – Township Board – Wednesday, June 6 – 7:00 p.m. Arcadia – Planning Commission – Wednesday, June 6 – 7:00 p.m. Pleasanton – Planning Commission – Monday, June … Continue reading

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Lakes to Land Regional Initiative

The Lakes to Land Initiative is a a joint venture between a number of townships in Benzie and Manistee Counties to plan their collective and individual futures, funded by a grant from the C.S. Mott Foundation and the State of … Continue reading

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Windfall movie now available on itunes

The movie Windfall has been released digitally at iTunes. You can purchase your own digital download of the movie here for only $5.99, It will be available from Netflix by DVD on May 15, and is expected to be available … Continue reading

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April Township Meetings

Monday, April 2 – Pleasanton Twp Planning Commission – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 – Blaine Twp Planning Commission – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 – Arcadia Twp Planning Commission – 7:00 pm. Wednesday, April 4 – Joyfield Twp Board … Continue reading

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Due Diligence Summary — Buyer Beware

Are you an executive for a wind energy development company? Are you an attorney, accountant, analyst or banker working for such a company? Are you an analyst for or a partner in an alternative investment vehicle looking for exposure to … Continue reading

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Joyfield Township Adopts Utility-Grade Wind Moratorium

Tonight the new Joyfield Township Board met for the first time since the February 28 Special Election. At the meeting, the Board passed a one-year moratorium on the construction of utility-grade wind turbines in the township. The Board also voted … Continue reading

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