Category Archives: Pleasanton

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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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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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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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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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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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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