Category Archives: Joyfield

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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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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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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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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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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Joyfield Special Election Results

Below are the results from today’s special election to elect permanent replacement members to the Joyfield Township Board. The republican candidates were all endorsed by the Committee for Joyfield’s Future. Supervisor Ken Fallowfield (R) – 155 Randy Rice (D) – … 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 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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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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