By Mac Christie, Times-Advocate Staff
VARNA – Bluewater municipal council received comments from the Bluewater Heritage Advisory Committee about NextEra Energy’s Heritage Assessment Report for the proposed Bluewater Wind Farm at its regular council meeting June 18.
A report, presented by committee chairperson Dave MacLaren, provided multiple recommendations and concerns the committee holds regarding NextEra’s report.
“Our biggest concern was with regard to process,” said MacLaren, noting the committee had difficulty whittling down its observations and concerns. “The fact that the heritage committee was not consulted as part of the heritage report, seemed to us to be (a problem).”
The committee listed six recommendations regarding the Heritage Assessment report, including that all renewable energy projects be required to notify all municipal heritage advisory committees and councils when heritage assessment reports are being prepared and that their input be included in the reports. Read article