The Arran Elderslie by-law was passed in Grey Highlands council today, June 28th, 2010 and council rejected outright the approval of road use to AIM/IPC.
Grey Highlands council will be the first ones to be challenged with the bylaw in place since there is an active proposed turbine project by AIM/IPC that creeps from Melancthon into Grey Highlands at the moment.
Regardless of this, the council had the moral courage and determination to move forward with this by-law because they are concerned about ALL of the residents they represent.
We will see what kind of a corporate citizen AIM/IPC is (headed by Mike Crawley). Will they use bullying tactics to force industrial wind turbines into our township? Will the Ontario government use the same tactics in backing a corporation to steamroll over a small rural municipality?
I hope more and more municipalities pass this by-law. At a time when so many have lost any faith in any kind of government, our municipality stepped up to the plate and has shown that they are still there for the people.
I’m proud to live in this community.