Posted By DAVE FLAHERTY, LINDSAY POST
LINDSAY-A group of citizens have taken their concerns regarding a proposed wind turbine project in the former Manvers Township on the road.
Manvers Gone With The Wind representative Heather Stauble spoke at Tuesday’s Trillium Lakeland District School Board (TLDSB) committee of the whole meeting, voicing concerns about the proximity of proposed wind turbines to Grandview Public School and Rolling Hills Public School near Hwy. 35 and Hwy. 7A.
“The students and teachers at both these schools could potentially face health issues,” Stauble said.
Wind turbines can cause health and safety issues, Stauble stated. Private company Energy Farming Ontario intends to build up to 30 wind turbines in the Pontypool area, some of which would likely be close to the two schools.
Ontario’s Green Energy Act states that the base of wind turbines can be no closer than 550 metres to a neighbouring building. Opponents of the proposed turbines argue that other nations have legislated wider setbacks.
School board trustees voted to receive the deputation and information provided by Stauble and trustee vice-chairperson Karen Round ensured Stauble the school board would fully address the group’s concerns.