WIND TURBINE ORDINANCE ADOPTED AT APRIL 10 PUBLIC HEARING – May 2007

By Alan Galowitz

At last now calm has settled in Andes. The specter of giant windmills consuming our town’s natural beauty has been laid to rest. At a public hearing on April 10th a change was approved in the town zoning laws. According to some neighbors who claim to understand legal documents our new zoning ordinance is about as well crafted as a law can be. Designed to prevent the building of unsightly wind turbines, it was judged by all in my unofficial poll as being up to the job. Most residents were pleased with the results. A few, who favored wind power were depressed. Most of us seemed relieved, that in our town, at least, majority rule prevails. ~