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Tyrone Township supervisors to consider windmill ordinance

The Tyrone Township Supervisors will be considering a windmill ordinance at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.
Notice of the ordinance being considered by the supervisors was advertised in The Daily Herald earlier this week on Wednesday. The proposed ordinance covers the regulation of windmills by requiring non-assignable permits for construction, inspections, compliance with all applicable laws, maintenance, repair and replacement and removal guidelines.
The proposed ordinance as outlined in the township’s legal notice also calls for the posting of financial security for removal as well as setbacks to be established at least 3,000 feet from occupied structures. It also calls for setbacks in certain heritage, historical, wetland and important mammal areas. The proposed ordinance also provides for remedies, penalties and will set an effective date if passed.
Issues concerning wind energy have arisen in other nearby municipalities in the past several months. For example, in Tyrone Borough, officials entered into a lease in July with Gamesa Energy USA, LLC to allow the company to use a portion of borough land located in Snyder Township to conduct the study to see if it is feasible to construct a wind farm at the chosen location.
Also earlier this year, Gamesa opened a manufacturing facility for wind turbine generator blades in Cambria County.
A wildlife conservation organization, Juniata Valley Audubon, has been active in expressing concerns regarding environmental issues it believes are associated with wind energy generation.
Tyrone Township’s legal notice said the full text of the proposed ordinance is available for review at the township secretary’s office, RD 1, Box 407, Tyrone from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tyrone Township meetings are held at the township municipal building located at the intersection of Sinking Valley Road and Fort Roberdeau Road, Altoona.

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News

Tyrone Township supervisors to consider windmill ordinance

The Tyrone Township Supervisors will be considering a windmill ordinance at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.
Notice of the ordinance being considered by the supervisors was advertised in The Daily Herald earlier this week on Wednesday. The proposed ordinance covers the regulation of windmills by requiring non-assignable permits for construction, inspections, compliance with all applicable laws, maintenance, repair and replacement and removal guidelines.
The proposed ordinance as outlined in the township’s legal notice also calls for the posting of financial security for removal as well as setbacks to be established at least 3,000 feet from occupied structures. It also calls for setbacks in certain heritage, historical, wetland and important mammal areas. The proposed ordinance also provides for remedies, penalties and will set an effective date if passed.
Issues concerning wind energy have arisen in other nearby municipalities in the past several months. For example, in Tyrone Borough, officials entered into a lease in July with Gamesa Energy USA, LLC to allow the company to use a portion of borough land located in Snyder Township to conduct the study to see if it is feasible to construct a wind farm at the chosen location.
Also earlier this year, Gamesa opened a manufacturing facility for wind turbine generator blades in Cambria County.
A wildlife conservation organization, Juniata Valley Audubon, has been active in expressing concerns regarding environmental issues it believes are associated with wind energy generation.
Tyrone Township’s legal notice said the full text of the proposed ordinance is available for review at the township secretary’s office, RD 1, Box 407, Tyrone from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tyrone Township meetings are held at the township municipal building located at the intersection of Sinking Valley Road and Fort Roberdeau Road, Altoona.