Officials in Meaford hope to meet with Staff from the Ministry of Energy at this week’s Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference in Ottawa. Meaford Councillor Barb Clumpus tells Bayshore Broadcasting News they want to discuss some issues they have with the Green Energy Act.
Some of the concerns include minimum setback distances for wind farms and how turbines impact the health of residents.
Meaford Council passed a resolution earlier this summer that it has zero interest in hosting any potential wind farm developments. Meaford was unable to get an audience with Provincial Energy Minister Chris Bentley at last year’s AMO conference due to time constraints. So Clumpus tells us they are trying a different approach — and hope to meet with the Minister by partnering with other municipalities.
Clumpus explains they share some of the same concerns.
The Annual AMO Conference takes place August 19th to 22nd in Ottawa.