A "yes" vote on Rumford wind energy facility ordinance
To the Editor:
On Tuesday, November 8th, Rumford citizens will have a third and most likely the last opportunity to vote for a wind energy facility ordinance. In a spirit of compromise, the selectpersons developed, unanimously supported, and approved this ordinance.
The health, safety, and welfare of all Rumford citizens were paramount in the creation of this ordinance.
The WEF Ordinance has incorporated some information from the prior two ordinances and also new language on noise, setbacks, shadow flicker, decommissioning, and community benefits has been added.
Without approval of this WEP ordinance, the town will revert to the less comprehensive and less protective regulations of the Maine DEP. The Maine DEP reflects the interests of the state. We need this ordinance to protect the best interests of Rumford.