Today, June 18, 2013, the Town of South Bruce Peninsula Council unanimously passed a resolution stating: “….And that in light of comments made by Premier Wynn with regard to municipalities and their willingness to host wind turbine developments;
That the Council for the Corporation of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula does hereby declare that South Bruce Peninsula is not a willing host to industrial wind turbine development;….”
There was some re-directing of importance and minimalizing the effect of the motion strongly stated by Mayor Close, the recent past president of the Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Federal Liberal Riding Association, using the Town’s and the County’s Official Plans as defence that they would trump a resolution of this type. In the end, Councillors voted unanimously to be on the record that when the Town actually does change the Official Plan, at least planners would know that the municipality is against hosting Industrial Wind Turbines development.
This concludes the declarations by every municipality of Bruce County that at their municipal level, there is no place that can be considered as a willing host to industrial wind turbine development. Even for those municipalities that already have some development, they are no longer willing hosts.