Category Archives: Bear Lake

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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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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Initial Comments on Understanding Wind Initiative Report

On October 14, 2011, the Arcadia Wind Study Group released the following initial comments on the draft report answering categorized questions that was prepared as part of the Understanding Wind Initiative: The Arcadia Wind Study Group is pleased to review … Continue reading

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Draft Understanding Wind Initiative Report Released

The draft report of the Understanding Wind Initiative has been released. The Understanding Wind Initiative is the fact-finding project that has been underway since March concerning wind energy development in Manistee and Benzie counties. The initiative has been supervised by … Continue reading

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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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First Results from Wind Energy Symposium

Yesterday the following press release was issued with preliminary results from the Michigan Wind Energy Symposium — a focus group of 22 Manistee and Benzie County residents held on July 6 with funding from the National Science Foundation as part … Continue reading

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Save Bear Lake and Pleasanton Townships

Because this weekend is Bear Lake Days, we wanted to provide some information of particular interest to citizens, residents, and friends of Pleasanton and Bear Lake townships, as well as the Village of Bear Lake. If you didn’t read it … Continue reading

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Duke’s attempts to discredit us — a response

On May 27, you may have received a letter from Duke Energy’s Milton Howard attacking many of the statements that have been made by the Arcadia Wind Study Group. Why would one of the nation’s largest companies pay its attorneys … Continue reading

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HB 4746 passes Michigan Senate

Today, the Michigan State Senate and House approved final versions of HB 4746. This legislation restricts the ability of townships to use zoning ordinances to regulate the extraction of valuable natural resources, by mining. Because of the help of AWSG … Continue reading

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July Township Meetings

(Updated 7/6/11) Here are the dates and times of township and county government meetings scheduled during the month of July that you may consider attending to learn more about what is going on: Tuesday, 7/5: Benzie County Board of Commissioners, … Continue reading

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You Did It: Update on HB 4746

Late Monday night we sent out our first Emergency Alert, regarding Michigan House Bill 4746.  As we reported then, we had real concerns that this legislation could be used by Duke and others to thwart the will of the people in … Continue reading

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Emergency Alert: Urgent Action Required

This is the first time we have used the phrase “emergency” in our communications with our members and friends.  There is indeed an emergency situation and your help is absolutely essential. Specifically, last week, House Bill 4746 and Senate Bill … Continue reading

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Potluck Picnic — June 21

The Arcadia Wind Study Group invites you to its summer kick-off, community potluck picnic.  We hope you will be able to join us!  Arcadia Wind Study Group Potluck Picnic – Tuesday, June 21 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm Location: Finch … Continue reading

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“Understanding Wind” Initiative Announces Consultant

The AES has announced that it has hired a research team led by Dr. Roopali Phadke of Macalester University in Minnesota to manage the next three phases of its “Understanding Wind” initiative. It has also announced the timetable for the final three … Continue reading

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Sign Up to Participate in the Michigan Wind Energy Symposium

As we have previously reported, the Alliance for Economic Success is holding a Michigan Wind Energy Symposium on July 6th (click here for additional information).  The deadline for signing up has been extended until June 10th.  We encourage everyone to … Continue reading

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