Category Archives: Process

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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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 — 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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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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September Township Meetings

Tuesday, 9/6: Pleasanton Planning Comm., 7:00 pm Tuesday, 9/6: Blaine Township Board, 7:30 pm Wednesday, 9/7: Arcadia Planning Comm., 7:00 pm Wednesday, 9/7: Joyfield Township Board, 7:30 pm Thursday, 9/8: Arcadia Township Board, 7:00 pm Monday, 9/12: Pleasanton Township Board, 7:00 pm … Continue reading

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Pleasanton Wind Ordinance Progress

Pleasanton’s Draft Wind Energy Ordinance The Pleasanton township planning commission has scheduled a work session for tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17 to work on its draft zoning ordinance regulating industrial wind power. It will take place at the Pleasanton Township Hall, … Continue reading

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Is Duke struggling to find enough lease signers?

It is starting to seem as though Duke is struggling to find enough people willing to sign its wind lease for the Gail Windpower project. According to a glossy mailer received on Friday by nonparticipating landowners in Pleasanton and Joyfield townships, Duke … 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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Arcadia Planning Commission recommends moratorium extension

The Arcadia township Planning Commission has made a report to the Township Board recommending extension of the moratorium on the acceptance of new applications for Utility Grid Wind Energy Systems for at least six months. The full report follows below: … Continue reading

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