by David Meyer Wellington Advertiser
ELORA – Municipalities across Wellington County are quietly working away at the issue of wind turbines, Centre Wellington councillors learned at their committee of the whole meeting on Monday.
Council considered a recommendation that the township request the county share the legal opinion it obtains, in confidence, with the township, when it is completed.
At its May meeting, county council sought a legal opinion about the powers the county and its member municipalities have to regulate wind energy and other renewable or alternative energy projects.
Mayor Joanne Ross-Zuj, who is also county warden, told council the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario are both now taking a stand on the issue. She added the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) is looking for a bigger voice about the turbines. Those are lobby groups for municipalities. Continue reading