Category Archives: Arcadia

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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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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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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Arcadia Wind Study Group responds to the recent Duke announcement

On January 28, the Arcadia Wind Study Group today earlier the following preliminary statement in response to Duke Energy’s announcement in January that it was “discontinuing” its “Gail Windpower” industrial wind energy project: To our friends, neighbors, and supporters in … Continue reading

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Duke’s Volunteer explains the real reason Duke failed

In an interview with IPR, Duke executive Milt Howard said that local opposition had nothing to do with the failure of the Gail Windpower project, the first significant failure of any Duke wind power project. However, in an interview with … Continue reading

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Duke blows away — a view from Charlotte

Most of the press coverage concerning the “discontinuing” of Duke’s “Gail Windpower” project simply parrots Duke’s press release verbatim. (Does “discontinue” mean cancel or is it more like “refocus”?) An article in the Charlotte Business Journal, Duke’s hometown business paper, … Continue reading

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Gail Windpower demise analyzed on IPR

This morning, Interlochen Public Radio’s Points North program discussed the discontinuation of Duke Energy’s Gail Windpower Project: Download the entire program here. Link to the original program here.

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Duke Blows Away — Media Coverage

Milton “Milt” Howard, Duke Energy Vice President for Wind Energy on 7 & 4 news on Wednesday, January 18: “We have 13,000 acres … we are looking to transfer the project to another developer … maybe we’ll be back.” Below … Continue reading

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Duke blows away?

The following story appeared on Interlochen Public Radio this morning: http://ipr.interlochen.org/ipr-news-features/episode/17684 Duke Wind Project Cancelled By Peter Payette Duke Energy says it will discontinue plans for a wind farm in Benzie and Manistee counties. In a released statement the company says … Continue reading

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Industrial Wind Power in Michigan — An Overview

This essay was written by James Fuscaldo, an attorney and resident of Cedar, MI in Leelenau County. Jim contributed to the work of the citizens’ committee in Centerville township that wrote a comprehensive wind ordinance for that township beginning in … Continue reading

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Arcadia Planning Commission to recommend repeal of existing wind ordinance

Tonight the Arcadia township planning commission will meet at 7:00 p.m. The commission is expected to recommend the repeal of Arcadia township’s existing wind energy ordinance, which took effect in 2009. The planning commission and township board have determined that the existing … Continue reading

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December Township Meetings

Arcadia Planning Commission – Wednesday, December 7 – 7:00 pm Board – Thursday, December 8 – 7:00 pm Pleasanton Planning Commission – Monday, December 5 – 7:00 pm Board – Monday, December 12 – 7:00 pm Joyfield Board – Thursday, … Continue reading

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Benzie Commissioners consider alternate resolutions on renewable energy

At their Nov. 1 meeting, the Benzie County Board of Commissioners considered two alternative resolutions dealing with the topic of renewable energy. Neither of the two resolutions dealing with renewable energy was voted on by commissioners. Board members approved formation of … Continue reading

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November Township Meetings

Arcadia Twp Board: Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:00 pm Planning Commission: Wed, Nov. 2, 7:00 pm Pleasanton Twp Board: Monday, Nov. 14, 7:00 pm Planning Commission: Mon, Nov. 7, 7:00 pm Blaine Twp Board: Tuesday, November 1 – 7:30 pm Planning … Continue reading

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