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Councillors brace for new session as NextEra seeks changes to proposal

by David Meyer

MAPLETON TWP. - Some changes to the NextEra wind turbine proposal will mean more work for councillors according to clerk Patty Sinnamon.

NextEra Energy Canada has proposed a Conestogo Wind Energy Centre Project near Arthur, with ten turbines. But Sinnamon told council Sept. 27 the wind turbine company has resubmitted changes that amount to 240 pages of documents.

She said it was in her office and the company plans changes to the location of the hydro corridor. Specifically, she said, a landowner who was not part of the proposal has now given consent to have the power corridor cross his land, rather than the company using Sideroad 14.

“He was a non-participant; now he is,” said Sinnamon.

She said that she is asking the Ministry of Environment to hold off any decisions its makes about the proposal until the municipality has a chance to comment on the changes.

“The changes are significant,” she added, saying they are “archeological and environmental.”

But, Sinnamon said, she has not had time to go through the documents yet, but council will have to go through it and compare it to the previous proposal, “page by page.”

Sinnamon added, “At the very least, there needs to be more public consultation.

The proposal has been fought by a number of citizens who live close to where the turbines would be located. They have spent huge amounts of time and effort responding to the original proposal.

The township held a lengthy special meeting in June to comment on the previous proposal, and had to make sure that it reached the MOE in time. The deadline for the date was a rare Sunday. The township also sent along the comments from the citizens’ group.

Sinnamon added that she has informed some of the people in the landowners group of the latest developments.

 

October 7, 2011

 
 

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