Wind turbine ordinance language forwarded to council

After months in the works, Grand Haven planning commissioners have finally forwarded language to City Council that - if approved - would allow for new wind turbine regulations in the city. The recommendation was approved Tuesday by a vote of 7-1, with Planning Commissioner Justin Arnold voting against the recommendation to council. "The process has been a long process,' Planning Commission Chairwoman Erin Kauth said. "This is actually the second public hearing we've been through.'
Alex Doty
Jul 13, 2011

Based on the recommended amendment to Grand Haven’s zoning ordinance, the wind turbines would be allowed as a special land use in all zoning districts of the city. This means that each case would need to come before the Planning Commission as a special land use request.

City Planner Kristin Keery said the turbine request process would currently follow the same fee structure as other special land use permits; however, she said it could change depending on the workload and if it got too costly for her department.

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