Fairhaven Wind Turbine Land Lease Problems
Posted in the Fairhaven Forum
#1 Nov 29, 2011
The voters of Fairhaven voted to lease land in 2006 to build two wind turbines. At that time in 2006 a vote was taken under the current state laws at that time. The vote was yes.
A lawsuit against the construction was filed and the contractor gave up the permit in 2008.
On July 2, 2008, Governor Deval Patrick signed the Green Communities Act two years after the Town of Fairhaven voted to lease the land behind the Waste Water Treatment Plant . This act creates a whole new set of rules and regulations for local city and state wind turbine projects/leases.
Here we have a vote taken on 2006 and in 2011 more than five years later with major changes in state laws over wind turbine siting ,the Town of Fairhaven is going forward with a lease under entirely new state laws .
The question now becomes would the voters of Fairhaven voted the same today under the new regulations ?
The Town of Fairhaven should have gone back to the voters after the massive changes in state laws.
#2 Nov 29, 2011
What is a single entity ?
TOWN OF FAIRHAVEN
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (ADVERTISEMENT)
Page 1 of 2
LEASE OF MULTIPLE SITES OF TOWN OWNED PROPERTY TO A SINGLE ENTITY FOR THE LIMITED PURPOSE OF INSTALLING AND OPERATING WIND TURBINES TO
GENERATE ELECTRICITY REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
#3 Nov 29, 2011
The Fairhaven building permit number 20711 issued on 7/21/11 has mistake on every line of the building permit .
The building permit application was 10/29/2010 and then issued 9 months later on 7/21/11.
When did the public get notification about the building permit ?
The lots for the turbines on the permit are lots 8 and 9 on Map 28 they should be lots 8 and 8A on Map 28.
The owner section of the permit lists three owners the second owners doesn't exist on the state contractors list and on top of that only one of them signed as the owner.
The work description leaves out the fact that the turbines are Sinovel 1.5 MW turbines that have no manufacturer set backs .
The height description is 397 feet while the owners had applied for a FAA height of 463 feet in 2009 .
The contractors address on the permit is the address of one of the owners .
The building permit appears to have no signature .
Building permits are issued fro public safety . The permit looks to be hand written by a third grade student .
Grade - F Failure
Since: Aug 09
#4 Dec 7, 2011
Is the property planned for the wind-power project a former dumpsite?
#5 Apr 20, 2014
Taunton Superior Court # 4
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