- Special Sections
- Time Out
EAST GREENWICH â€” Could one of those wind turbines that have recently popped up around the state possibly find a home in East Greenwich?
That idea was kicked around by members of the East Greenwich Planning Board last Wednesday evening at Town Hall, where the six-member quorum spend a little over an hour discussing the topic of having the alternative energy source find a home in the small community.
Planning Director Lisa Bourbonnais refreshed the Planning Boardâ€™s memory that there was legislation being developed about wind turbines during the spring, as well as mentioning in the recently-approved comprehensive plan about renewable energy, but not wanting something that is â€śunsightlyâ€ť end â€śencroaching.â€ť Bourbonnais then said the Town Council, back in June, placed a moratorium regarding wind turbines so the Planning Board can look into the matter further to see if they would be beneficial to East Greenwich. As a result, Bourbonnais said the Town Council gave the Planning Department a period of six months â€“ until December â€“ to come up with â€śan appropriate, well-considered, cohesive regulationâ€ť regarding turbines.
Read more about it in the Sept. 26 edition of The Pendulum.