Kincardine To Set Aside Up To $100,000 For Possible Turbine Noise Study
The Kincardine Independent
Barb McKay, March 28 2013
Kincardine, Ontario, will establish a fund to conduct independent noise studies on industrial wind turbines to ensure they are in compliance with provincial regulations.
The motion requires the Municipality to set aside up to $100,000 per year from municipal tax revenue from the Armow Wind Project to be placed in a reserve fund. The money would be used, if needed, to hire professionals to conduct independent studies on Armow wind turbines to make sure that noise levels are within provincially-mandated limits (40 decibels at a minimum setback of 550 metres from neighbouring properties).
“We know there are problems,” said councillor Ron Coristine. “We know people are suffering. I think it makes good sense to do this.”