by Ben Forrest, Exeter Times-Advocate
VARNA – Municipality of Bluewater council passed a resolution May 16 to charge wind developers an annual $25,000 fee for each wind turbine erected in the municipality. The decision, which passed 8-1 in a recorded vote, approved a recommendation from the municipality’s planning committee, which consists of all Bluewater councillors.
In the May 16 recorded vote, Mayor Bill Dowson and councillors Tyler Hessel, Dave Roy, John Gillespie, George Irvin, Janisse Zimmerman, Kay Wise and Geordie Palmer supported the $25,000 annual fee. Hay East Coun. John Becker was the only member to vote against the fee. Deputy Mayor Paul Klopp declared a conflict of interest on the matter and did not participate in the vote. Read the entire article here