Bayshore Broadcasting, Jon Meyer
The large wind turbine project in Southgate has apparently been stopped. Mayor Brian Milne says the Samsung, Pattern Energy project needed willing host status from the Township to move ahead.
At last night’s meeting, Milne says Council voted unanimously to stop the wind project by declaring itself an unwilling host. Milne says there was no way the township could resolve a number of issues it had with the project, without more control. He says it was apparent the project would tear the community apart. Samsung needed willing host status to move ahead with its 50 turbine, 120-megawatt wind farm proposal.
Milne applauds the Province for giving them that out clause, and the ability to say no. But Milne wishes the Province gave them site plan control. Instead, he says council had to say yes, with no conditions. Read article and listen