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NINETY-ONE (91) COUNCILS HAVE PASSED RESOLUTIONS, MOTIONS, BYLAWS regarding industrial wind turbine development and the Green Energy and Economy Act of Ontario

  1. Adelaide-Metcalfe Township (Middlesex County)
  2. Ajax, Town of  (Durham County)
  3. Amaranth Township (Dufferin County)
  4. Arran-Elderslie, Township of (Bruce County)
  5. Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Council(Huron County)
  6. Asphodel-Norwood, Township of (Peterborough County)
  7. Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nations Band Council
  8. Blue Mountains, Town of  (Grey County)
  9. Bluewater, Municipality of (Huron County)
  10. Bonnechere Valley, Township of (Renfrew County)
  11. Bruce County
  12. Caledon, Town of (Peel Region)
  13. Carling, Township of (District of Parry Sound)
  14. Cavan-Monaghan, Township of (Peterborough County)
  15. Central Huron Council (Huron County)
  16. Centre Wellington, Township of (Wellington County)
  17. Chatsworth, Township of (Grey County)
  18. Clarington, Municipality of (Durham Region)
  19. Clearview, Township of (Simcoe County)
  20. Dawn Emphemia Township (Lambton County)
  21. Dufferin County
  22. Durham, Regional Municipality of
  23. East Garafaxa, Township of (Dufferin County)
  24. East Luther-Grand Valley, Township of (Dufferin County)
  25. East-Zorra Tavistock, Township of (Oxford County)
  26. Edwardsburgh-Cardinal (Leeds and Grenville)
  27. Essex County Council
  28. Georgian Bluffs, Township of (Grey County)
  29. Greater Napanee, Town of (Lennox & Addington County)
  30. Grey Highlands (Grey County)
  31. Haldimand County 
  32. Hamilton Township (Northumberland County)
  33. Hamilton, City of
  34. Huron County
  35. Huron East, Municipality of  (Huron County)
  36. Huron-Kincloss Township
  37. Kawartha Lakes, City of
  38. Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards Township (Renfrew County)
  39. Kincardine, Municipality of  (Bruce County)
  40. Kingsville – offshore (Essex County)
  41. Lambton, County of
  42. Lambton Shores (Lambton County)
  43. Lanark, County of
  44. Leamington – offshore (Essex County)
  45. Lennox-Addington, County of
  46. Loyalist Township (Lennox and Addington County)
  47. Lyndoch, Brudenell and Raglan, Township of (Renfrew County)
  48. Madawaska Valley Council (Renfrew County)
  49. Mapleton, Township of (Wellington County)
  50. Meaford, Municipality of (Grey County)
  51. Melancthon, Township of  (Dufferin County)
  52. Middlesex, County
  53. Montague, Township of  (Lanark County)
  54. Mulmur, Township of (Dufferin County)
  55. Newbury, Village of (Middlesex county)
  56. Norfolk, County of
  57. North Bruce, Municipality of (Bruce County)
  58. North Kawartha, Township of  (Peterborough County)
  59. North Middlesex Township (Middlesex County)
  60. North Perth (Perth County)
  61. North Dundas (Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry)
  62. Northeastern Manitoulin & the Islands (NEMI)
  63. Norwich Township (Oxford County)
  64. Oxford County
  65. Perth East (Perth County)
  66. Pickering, City of (Durham Region)
  67. Plympton-Wyoming, Town of (Lambton County)
  68. Powassan, Municipality of (Parry Sound District)
  69. Prescott-Russell, United Counties of
  70. Prince Edward County
  71. Prince Township (Algoma District)
  72. Ramara, Township of (Simcoe County)
  73. Saugeen Shores, Town of  (Bruce County)
  74. Sheguiandah First Nation
  75. Smith Falls (Lanark County)
  76. South Algonquin Township (Renfrew County)
  77. South Bruce, Municipality of (Bruce County)
  78. South Bruce, Town of (Bruce County)
  79. St. Clair Township (Lambton County)
  80. Strathroy-Caradoc (Middlesex)
  81. The Archipelago, Township of (Parry Sound District)
  82. Thessalon Township (Algoma District)
  83. Tiny Township (Simcoe County)
  84. Toronto Regional Conservation Authority (TRCA)
  85. Uxbridge, Township of (Region of Durham)
  86. Wainfleet, Township of (Niagara District)
  87. Warwick, Township of (Lambton County)
  88. Wellington County
  89. Wellington North, Township of (Wellington County)
  90. West Grey, Municipality of (Grey County)
  91. West Lincoln, Municipality of  (Niagara District)

DETAILS OF ACTIONS

Adelaide-Metcalfe Township (Middlesex County) 

Resolution December 22, 2009: support of City of Kawartha Lakes resolution re: wind turbines.  Read Resolution

Ajax, City of (Durham County)

Resolution September 27, 2010: [in part] requests a moratorium on offshore industrial wind turbine development in the Great Lakes until comprehensive scientific research studies including evaluations of all potential environmental social and economic impacts; provide cost analysis of offshore wind energy development compared to other forms of power generation.  Read Resolution

Amaranth Township (Dufferin County)

Resolution March 17 2010: Resolvedthat Council do hereby support the motion of the Township of Mulmur (dated Feb. 17/10) requesting that the Province call for a moratorium on the establishment of any new wind turbines in Ontario, until the health, safety, and well-being of the public has been thoroughly and scientifically evaluated and assured.

Arran-Elderslie, Township of (Bruce County)

Bylaw : 1. Chief Building Official can issue building permit for wind (power) generation facility when accompanied by: certificate from Health Canada confirming no risk to health or safety; certificate from Ontario Ministry of energy confirming facility will benefit, not harm, health, safety & wellbeing or residents; certificate from Ontario MoE confirming above; certificate from Ontario MNR confirming as above; certificate from Aboriginal Affairs in Ontario, same plus confirming consultation; certificates from either or both Saugeen FN or Chippewas of Nawash confirming consultation. 2. Before above-named certificates issued Ministries named provide original documentation of non-partisan, third-party, independent health studies. [virtual moratorium]   Read Resolution

Also, November 2009: new bylaw to control noise

Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Council (Huron County)

March 2007: council demands Ontario MoE respond to reports of residents being affected by noise from IWTs

Resolution January 2011

March 20, 2012:  Voted to support the Clarington resolution

Asphodel-Norwood, Township of (Peterborough County)

Sept 28, 2010 – Council minutes

Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nations Band Council

January 2010: Chief and Council vote to say they do not support local wind project

Blue Mountains, Town of (Grey County)

Motion April 2009: recommended a resolution that the Town request the provincial government undertake a review of Bill 150 for potential health and land use impacts and review proposal to remove local land use planning controls.

Resolution May 2010 (in conjunction with Chatsworth): staff to examine possibility of using Charter of Rights and Freedoms to overrule provincial laws re: IWTs  ; and ask province to reconsider removal of local land use planning authority.   Read Resolution

Bluewater, Municipality of (Huron County)

Resolution July 2009: to ask province for epidemiological study of health effects from IWTs and a moratorium on commercial wind energy development until study is completed

Bonnechere Valley, Township of

Resolution ND: request province to impose a moratorium on all IWT projects to provide people of Ontario and Canada reasonable assurances that government guidelines and regulations are the result of well-researched, unbiased studies

Bruce County

Resolution November 2009: asked province for a health study on effects of wind turbines

Resolution January 21 2010: 1. Support for Mapleton call for moratorium; 2. Support County of Grey call for studies on health effects, economic impact, guidelines etc.; and, 3. Support City of Kawartha Lakes motion. Also, Board of Health to support resolution by County of Grey re: wind turbines.

Caledon, Town of (Peel Region) 

Resolution 198-2009 to PD-2009-026

Carling, Township of (District of Parry Sound) 

Resolution, ND: Support County Grey resolution re resources for research on low frequency noise, electrical and electromagnetic disturbances, and technology & infrastructure used; – copy this to MPPs MPs, ministries of health, environment and energy, Medical Officers of Health , Health Canada, AMO, FCM.  Read Resolution

Cavan-Monaghan (Peterborough County)

Passed two resolutions 1. To implement a moratorium on industrial wind turbines until independent studies have been completed 2.Request the Ontario Provincial Government revies the set back requirement for Industrial Wind Turbines to 750 metres. Both resolutions were also supported by Peterborough County Council.
Feb 6/12:  Voted to support Arran-Elderslie resolution.

Central Huron

Resolution – June 6, 2011

Centre Wellington, Township of (Wellington County)

Resolution June 14 2010: Wellington Centre ask county to share legal opinion on IWTs

Chatsworth, Township of (Grey County)

Resolution: support MPP Bill Murdoch’s private member’s bill to impose a moratorium on wind turbines until Chief MoH Ontario has deemed there are no health issues; -Town will not support construction of large scale wind until 3rd party independent study has determined there are no risk.  Read Resolution

Clarington, Municipality of (Durham Region)

Resolution June 2010: province should impose moratorium on wind farm applications until studies on health, safety and economic impact

[Also,July 2010: council approved $40,000 to obtain intervenor status at Ian Hanna request for judicial review of Green Energy Act, to protest removal of local land use planning powers; rescinded in September 2010.]  Read Resolution

March 7, 2012:  Clarington Resolution Request for Moratorium on Wind Turbines

Clearview, Township of (Simcoe County)

Resolution 2009: request a moratorium on all IWT projects until ministries of environment, health, economic development and tourism have reviewed economic and environmental studies to assure health and economic well-being

Resolution March 22,2010: urges province to place a moratorium on any new industrial wind turbine agreements and on issuance of new permits to operate industrial wind turbine facilities until a comprehensive, public, science-based study of the adverse health effects now being reported by Ontarians can be evaluated and their potential harmful health effects fully understood; -necessary regulations be put into place to ensure no Ontarian is further subjected to determined harmful health hazards in the proximity of industrial wind turbine installations including but not limited to such mitigating measures as mandatory precautionary setbacks; -and, County Simcoe is preparing staff report for further discussion on IWTs, ask to consider how best to open communication with province of Ontario to ensure ministries acknowledge seriousness of concerns expressed herein.  Read Resolution

Dawn Emphemia Township (Lambton County)

Resolution 2008: province to inititate thorough health study; moratorium province-wide until health study completed.  Read Resolution

Dufferin County Council

Motion January 14 2010: support resolution from the County of Grey that the Province of Ontario investigate the potential of health effects from the presence of industrial wind turbines. Read Resolution

East Garafaxa, Township of (Dufferin County)

Resolution May 11 2010: calling for the Province to conduct scientific research on the health and safety aspects of low frequency noise and electrical and electromagnetic disturbances associated with wind turbines before approving further wind energy projects. Read Resolution

East Luther-Grand Valley, Township of (Dufferin County)

Not Available

East-Zorra Tavistock, Township of (Oxford County)

Motion 2009: request a moratorium on all IWT projects until ministries of environment, health, economic development and tourism have reviewed economic and environmental studies to assure health and economic well-being.  Read Resolution

Motion – November, 2011  Read Resolution

Edwards/Cardinal-Spencerville Township

Resolution January 4, 2010: supports City of Kawartha Lakes that provincial studies on health and economic impacts be completed before building permits issued or projects commenced. Read Resolution

Essex County Council – Will post resolution when available

Georgian Bluffs, Township of  (Grey County)

Georgian Bluffs Resolution

Greater Napanee, Town of (Prince Edward County) 

Resolution 2009: requests necessary resources for scientific research into low-frequency noise and electromagnetic disturbances created by the turbines, and ask government to create a set of guidelines to regulate wind energy developers who are interested in setting up in Ontario. The resolution will be distributed to head governmental agencies such as the Ontario Ministries of Health, Environment and Energy; Environment Canada; Health Canada; and the offices of all major provincial and federal politicians.

Grey Highlands (Grey County)

Resolution 2009: request province undertake comprehensive review of potential health and land use impacts including property values, and review proposal to remove local land use planning control.  Read Resolution

Haldimand County

Resolution 2009: clarify how municipalities will be involved in project screening and role in decision-making; ensure that processes provide for meaningful engagement and ongoing municipal input

Resolution October 2009 (i.e., post GEA): request amendment to GEA to include municipal input into decision-making process for siting and setback of IWTs and measuring effects of low-frequency sound.  Read Resolution

March 2010 Moratorium:   Read Resolution

Hamilton, City of

Resolution for moratorium passed unanimously Sept 28, 1011

Hamilton Township, (Northumberland County)

March 20, 2012:  Voted to support Clarington resolution.

Huron County

On June 1st, 2011,Huron County Council passed a motion in support of a moratorium on industrial wind projects by a vote of 9 for, and 6 opposed.

MOTION:  Moved by: Councillor B. Barnim and Seconded by: Councillor B. Siemon:

THAT:  Huron County Council agree to support a moratorium on the further development of industrial wind turbines in Huron County until more health studies are completed.  CARRIED

Huron-Kinloss Township

Resolution October 2009: request government agencies responsible for overseeing energy development devote resources to scientific study of infrasound; also support resolution by City of Kawartha Lakes

Resolution February 2011:  Moratorium    Resolution ,  Development Policy

Huron East, Municipality of (Huron County) 

Resolution June 16, 2009: study land use planning policies and assess appropriateness of setbacks as outlined in Green Energy Act, and passed an interim Bylaw. No commercial industrial wind energy projects will be permitted while the study is ongoing.  Read Resolution

Kawartha Lakes, City of

Kawartha Lakes Nov 2011 Resolution

Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards Township (Renfrew County)   

Motion January 2009: moratorium for 10 years and until new medical, economic and environmental studies are reviewed; also asks province to allow municipalities to retain ability to plan for and control development of wind energy development projects.

Kincardine, Municipality of  (Bruce County) 

Resolution 45-03-10, ND: federal and provincial government agencies responsible for health, energy: dedicate resources to research impact of low frequency noise and electrical and electromagnetic disturbances to confirm or deny public health implications, infrastructure being used, and to create authoritative guidelines and regulations for location of wind turbines

-forward resolution to  MPP, MP, ministers of health, environment and energy, PMO, AMO, and FCM

Kingsville – offshore (Essex County)

Motion March 2010: call for municipalities to have input into projects that have potential for environmental effects, and for Essex County to develop a regional position on the matter of industrial wind turbines proposed for Essex-Windsor region.

Lambton County

October 3 2012

Lambton Shores

Passed moratorium August 8, 2011.  Lambton Shores Resolution

Lanark, County of

Motion CD-2010-067, May 26, 2009: oppose removal of municipalities’ and local boards’ planning powers; -impose moratorium on all new wind projects until “independent” peer-reviewed scientific study confirms no risk to health, safety, environment;-restore local planning decisions.  Read Resolution

Leamington – offshore (Essex County)

Resolution October 2009: following review of SouthPoint application for Renewable Energy, council requests elevation of the project for individual environmental assessment due to numerous technical errors found in the submission. Notice to be served to Premier of Ontario, MoE and ministers of the Crown.

[Earlier resolution May 2007: enact interim control bylaw for wind turbines; interim bylaw to prohibit construction of industrial wind turbines and large-scale renewable energy projects]

Lennox-Addington, County of

Motion of support January 27, 2010: moved to support resolutions by City of Kawartha Lakes, Town of Mapleton, and County Grey.

Loyalist Township (Lennox and Addington County)

Resolution ND: request Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Health develop and implement scientifically defensible actual noise conditions at various wind farm sites to decide if actual data collected supports current MoE guidelines –encourages the ministries to cooperate with Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau-Acoustics section…to broaden study scope.  Read Resolution

Lyndoch, Brudenell and Raglan, Township of (Renfrew County)

Motion March 2009: moratorium on industrial wind turbine projects until health, tourism, economic development and environmental impacts have been studied.

Madawaska Valley Council (Renfrew County)

Motion March 2009: moratorium on industrial wind turbine projects until the municipal election 2010 when a referendum will be held on the issue.

Mapleton, Township of (Wellington County) 

Resolution December 16 2009: request the Government of Ontario issue a moratorium on wind projects until independent health study; forward to other municipalities in County Wellington plus AMO.  Read Resolution

McNab-Braeside, Township of

Motion January 5, 2010: support County of Grey in their motion re: studies

Meaford, Municipality of (Grey County)

Motion November 2010: moratorium on industrial wind turbine projects until questions about health effects and comparative costs of this form of electricity generation are answered.

Melancthon, Township of  (Dufferin County)

Resolution, ND : suggest Ontario issue a moratorium on wind power development until the court case is settled [assessment review] and financial impact is determined. -Premier to keep promise of appointing an Ombudsman to deal with health issues resulting from wind farms.  Read Resolution

Middlesex County

August 2012 –
Moved by Councillor Shipway
Seconded by Councillor Meyer
That Middlesex County supports the resolution of North Middlesex Council, to impose an immediate moratorium on the development, construction, erection and implementation of any and all wind turbines in Middlesex County.
Carried.

Montague, Township of  (Lanark County)

Motion May 5 2009: opposes the province’s action to remove the placement of wind and other renewable energy facilities from jurisdiction of this municipality; -requests the provincial government to undertake necessary scientific research to ascertain impact of low frequency noise, electrical and electromagnetic disturbances in areas of industrial wind turbines, and that municipalities be permitted to control location of renewable energy facilities.  Read Resolution

Mulmur, Township of (Dufferin County) 

Resolution March 18 2009: allow municipalities to deal with proposals presented prior to Bill 150; approval process should incorporate consultation with host municipalities and affected ratepayers with opportunities that are at least equivalent to those under the Planning Act; incorporate mechanisms to address economic impact on communities; exclude Niagara Escarpment and create 1 km buffer area for large-scale energy conversion projects.  Read Resolution

Newbury, Village of

Support of North Middlesex Motion, August 9, 2012. Read motion

Norfolk, County of

On behalf of the Council-In-Committee of the Corporation of Norfolk County, I wish to thank you for your deputation regarding the above-noted at its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 16, 2011.  Please be advised of the following resolution which was passed by Committee:
“THAT the Council of the Corporation of Norfolk County reaffirms its resolution of May 25, 2010 in support of the 58+ Ontario Municipalities and the 450 European organizations of the European Platform Against Wind farms (EPAW) which are asking for a moratorium on the erection of any further Industrial Wind Turbines until rigorous, scientific, epidemiological research is conducted at arms’ length from both the Wind Energy Associations and the governments which are granting Certificates of Approval, to be assured that the health and safety of the people to whom the Council has a fiduciary duty will be protected;
AND THAT this resolution be forwarded with a REQUEST FOR ACTION to:
Ontario Ministries of Health (MoHLTC), Environment (MoE), Energy & Infrastructure (MoE&I), the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, All Medical Officers of Health at Public Health Units, Health Canada, Environment Canada, Premier of Ontario, Prime Minister of Canada, The Association for Municipalities of Ontario, The Federation of Canadian Municipalities, The Rural Ontario Municipalities Association, The Haldimand-Norfolk Member of Parliament, The Haldimand-Norfolk Member of Provincial Parliament, The Municipalities of Brant, Elgin, Haldimand and Oxford”

The Council of Norfolk County endorsed the above recommendation of Committee at its meeting on August 23, 2011.

North Bruce, Municipality of (Bruce County)

RESOLUTION #21-25-2010  Moved by T. Boyle   Seconded by E. Hayes
That Council support the Grey Bruce Healh Unit requesting the Government of Ontario amend the Green Energy Act to include input into the decision making process around the siting and set-back distances of Wind Turbines and measuring the effects of low frequency sound from the same; and further THAT copies of this motion be sent to all local MP’s and MPP’s, all Local Muncipalities and all Ontario Boards of Health.
Carried

North Kawartha, Township of (Peterborough County)

Not Available

North Middlesex Township (Middlesex County)

Resolution December 14, 2009: as per Grey County.  Read Resolution

North Perth (Perth County)
Read resolution New resolution December 2011
Northeastern Manitoulin & the Islands (NEMI)

Resolution 45-03-10, ND: federal and provincial government agencies responsible for health, energy: dedicate resources to research impact of low frequency noise and electrical and electromagnetic disturbances to confirm or deny public health implications, infrastructure being used, and to create authoritative guidelines and regulations for location of wind turbines.  Forward resolution to  MPP, MP, ministers of health, environment and energy, PMO, AMO, and FCM.  Read Resolution

Norwich Township (Oxford County)

Resolution

Oxford County

Resolution February 2009: supports resolution from Prince Edward county re: study to determine impact of low frequency noise, electrical and electromagnetic disturbances, create guidelines for location of IWTs.  Read Resolution

Pickering, City of (Durham Region)

Motion July 21 2010: supports Arran-Elderslie bylaw calling for protection of human health and the environment

Plympton-Wyoming, Town of (Lambton County)

Motion May 2010: asks province for a moratorium on all industrial wind turbine development until a comprehensive, independent and peer-reviewed study of potential for health effects is done.

Prescott-Russell, United Counties of

February 2009 Motion 028: ask the province to explore possibility of burning wood waste as an alternative to wind power

Prince Township

November 8, 2011 – Voted unanomously for a moratorium on all wind development.  Read resolution.

Prince Edward County

Resolution 2008: request federal and provincial agencies responsible for public health, energy creation and energy management complete the following—research to consider impact of low frequency noise, electrical and electro-magnetic disturbances to confirm/deny public health implications and create and provide authoritative regulations and guidelines for locating IWTs.  Read Resolution

2010 Resolution:

The County of the County of Prince Edward requests the Ontario Provincial Government to implement a moratorium on industrial wind turbines until independent health studies have been completed and a full environmental study be done to determine the possible impact, and all related potential costs that will be incurred by the Municipality and the effect on property values in the affected areas and the introduction of legislation that some powers to deal with these wind turbines be restored to allow municipalities to set appropriate setbacks specific to their jurisdictions and to implement such other measures as they deem necessary;   AND FURTHER THAT a copy of this resolution be sent to the Premier of Ontario, the Member of Provincial Parliament for Prince Edward-Hastings, the leader of the Official Opposition, to such other provincial cabinet ministers that may be deemed appropriate; and   THAT a copy be forwarded to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario for their support and for distribution to AMO member municipalities seeking their approval and encouraging them to pass similar resolutions.

Ramara, Township of (Simcoe County) 

Not Available

Saugeen Shores, Town of (Bruce County)

Resolution, ND: request province provide info on health, economic impact and protest loss of local planning control

Scugog, Township of

Motion January 11 2010: support for the City of Kawartha Lakes and Town of Mapleton for motions regarding the Green Energy Act and the development of industrial wind turbines

Sheguiandah First Nation

Resolution March 2010: Chief and council do not support local wind project and ask for moratorium on all wind projects until “proper consultation” is done with First Nations

South Algonquin Township (Renfrew County)

Resolutions (3) January 7 2010: Resolutions 10-010, 10-011, 10-012 to support resolutions from South Algonquin, Kawartha Lake and County Grey, respectively.

South Bruce, Municiplaity of  (Bruce County)

Resolution M09-604 December 2009: resolved to support resolution exactly as per City of Kawartha Lakes. Read Resolution

Resolution June 2010 to support Arran-Elderslie bylaw, and need for planning powers to be returned to Ontario municipalities.

South Bruce, Town of (Bruce County)

Sept 22, 2012
It was MOVED by M. bowman, SECONDED by K. Klages and CARRIED
THAT Concil states that the Town of South Bruce Peninsula state that we do not support wind turbines;
AND FURTHER THAT a letter be sent to Premier McGuinty and the Ministry of Environment.

St. Clair Township (Lambton County)

Motion April 14, 2008: motion for a moratorium on industrial wind turbine projects for the term of this council. Read Resolution

Strathroy-Caradoc

Moved by Councillors Cowan and Cameron:
THAT: the resolution adopted by the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie be supported subject to the paragraph referring to the enactment of leaving the room when the agenda reaches the point that the Premier or his designate addresses the conference regarding the Green Energy Act and in particular Industrial Wind Turbines be removed. Carried.

The Archipelago, Township of (Parry Sound District)

Resolution April 17, 2009 (pre-GEA) requesting province to exclude all Crown lands to protect natural heritage and scenic values from any large-scale energy conversion systems.    Read Resolution

Thessalon Township (Algoma District)

Resolution December 21, 2009: Be it resolved that the Council of the Town of Thessalon supports the resolution from the Corporation of the County of Grey requesting that the Federal and Provincial government agencies responsible for public health, energy creation and energy management complete the following: 1. Dedicate resources to the necessary scientific research to consider the impact of a) low frequency noise; and b) electrical and electromagnetic disturbances in areas of industrial wind turbines with the intent to confirm/deny public health implications: c) technology and infrastructure being used; and 2. Create and provide authoritative regulations and guidelines for the locating of wind turbines to municipalities and wind energy developers; and that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Corporation of the County of Grey for further circulation by the Corporation of the County of Grey.”

ALSOResolution: 2009-39-09: “Be it resolved that the Council of the Town of Thessalon supports the resolution passed by the City of Kawartha Lakes requesting that, in advance of the issuance of any permits and the commencement or continuance of any projects, the appropriate Provincial Health Officials conduct a study of the adverse health effects now being experienced where windmill projects are fully operational to determine the possible health effects; a full environmental study be done to determine the possible impact on the conservation areas and the Oak Ridges Moraine and that an independent economic impact study be done to determine all related potential costs that will be incurred by the Municipality and the effect on property values in the affected areas, and that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the City of Kawartha Lakes for further circulation by the City of Kawartha Lakes as outlined in their resolution.”          

Tiny Township (Simcoe County)

No details

Toronto Regional Conservation Authority (TRCA)

Uxbridge, Township of (Region of Durham) 

Letter from Mayor April 2009: does not approve removal of local planning powers; wind is “inappropriate” “inefficient”   Read Letter from the Mayor

Wainfleet, Township of (Niagara District)

Setback By-law 6a

Warwick, Township of (Lambton County)

Read Resolution

Wellington County

Resolution ND:  for moratorium until health studies done.

Wellington North, Township of (Wellington County)

Resolution April 6 2009: request the province to undertake comprehensive review of potential health and land use impacts including property values and review proposal to remove land use planning controls AND

Resolution January 2010: to support Twp of Mapleton calling for a moratorium on wind energy projects. Read Resolution

West Grey, Municipality of (Grey County)

Resolution ND : requests Ontario to place indefinite moratorium on industrial wind turbines in the municipality in order for 3rd party study of health, safety and wellbeing, protection of persons and property, including consumer protection; -moratorium remain until West Grey is satisfied that issues above are protected; -Ontario to consider alternative approaches to address issues of wind turbines; -circulate this resolution to all municipalities in Grey and Bruce, and to AMP; -circulate to all MPPs and MPs.  Read Resolution

West Lincoln, Municipality of (Niagara District)

West Lincoln Moratorium Resolution

16 thoughts on “Councils

  1. Please add the town of Strathroy-Caradoc to the list of councils supporting a moratorium. Following discussions the motion was made:
    Moved by Councillors Cowan and Cameron:
    THAT: the resolution adopted by the Municipality of Arran-
    Elderslie be supported subject to the paragraph referring to
    the enactment of leaving the room when the agenda reaches
    the point that the Premier or his designate addresses the
    conference regarding the Green Energy Act and in particular
    Industrial Wind Turbines be removed. Carried.
    http://www.strathroy-caradoc.ca/files/%7BDA40AEE0-4897-4291-8ED7-1D6CF698C9BD%7DCouncil%20Minutes%20Feb%2021%2012.pdf
    http://www.strathroyagedispatch.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3485456
    http://www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?lid=237&rid=55&gid=91411

  2. You have eroneously included South Bruce Peninsula, when in fact it is South Bruce. These are two different municipalities. Town of South Bruce Peninsula has yet to pass any motion as the Wind Turbine Developers are deeply entrenched in the Council of this town.

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      ‘[excerpt] Most recently, Mr. Pittari was a Principal at DPRA, an international firm providing strategic planning and organizational management services to private sector and government organizations. Based in the Toronto area, he also served as the Chief Operating Officer for the company’s Canadian operations. Working with various Ontario municipalities, he has conducted program reviews, developed service delivery models, and produced sustainability plans, including the Community Sustainability and Environmental Plan for the City of Vaughan. He is a Certified Program Evaluator and a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Strategic Planning.
      http://www.vaughan.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=777&Itemid=1199

      hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! ah huh!
      I feel so much better now – being blonde!

  5. YES for west Lincoln!!!!! BUT its to stop NEW Turbines!!!! What about the Current Planned ???? 🙁
    atleast they have our Backs-? I hope Premier Listens
    I won’t hold my breath though

  6. Some corrections to your list:
    Elma-Mornington is not a municipality, they are two former townships. North Perth and Perth East are the correct names for the two municipalities involved and they are on your list.
    North Bruce has not passed the motion. It is coming before Council at their next meeting. The correct name is Northern Bruce Peninsula
    South Bruce Peninsula passed a motion about 2 weeks ago.
    The Toronto Region Conservation Authority is not a municipality/Council and should not be listed.

  7. March 12, 2012

    The Hon. James Bradley
    Minister of the Environment
    Ferguson Block, 11th Floor
    77 Wellesley St W
    Toronto ON M7A2T5

    Dear Minister Bradley:

    RE: Wind Turbine Development – Municipality of Chatham-Kent

    The Municipality of Chatham-Kent Council, at its meeting held on March 5, 2012, approved the following motion with respect to the above noted matter:

    “That Administration request the Ministry of the Environment, to immediately impose a moratorium on the wind turbine development south of the Bisnet Line in Rondeau and that existing permits be revoked.”

    Due to the overwhelming number of objections and protests from residents in the Erieau and Blenheim communities, we respectfully request a moratorium on the development of wind turbine development by International Power south of Bisnet Line in the Rondeau area and that all existing permits be revoked.

    Sincerely,

    Randy R. Hope, Mayor/CEO
    Municipality of Chatham-Kent

    cc The Honourable Dalton McGuinty
    Rick Nicholls, MPP, Chatham-Kent Essex

    • A lot can be said – about writing a letter!

      James Bradley – Minister of the Environment
      receives ‘Snicker Bar’ –
      from:
      Randy R. Hope, Mayor/CEO
      Municipality of Chatham-Kent

  8. Would you kindly add the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula to the list of councils who have passed motions. MNBP passed a motion on Oct. 9, 2012 that a letter would be sent to Premier Mcguinty and the Ministers of the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources that no more industrial wind turbines would be welcomed to the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula.

  9. ‘[excerpt] NINETY-ONE (91) COUNCILS HAVE PASSED RESOLUTIONS, MOTIONS, BYLAWS regarding industrial wind turbine development and the Green Energy and Economy Act of Ontario’

    Any day now!
    A coalition of Mayors –
    will march down to Queens Park – and, express their concerns.

    ………and, – vigorously attempt –
    to stop the ‘green energy’ fraud, and destruction – of the countryside.

    Again – any day now!

    Shine Bright!
    Go Wainfleet – Appeal

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