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By-Law 900-2002, protecting us against unusual noise, vibration, lights

Hello All

I decided use a question during a Public Meeting on 20th August 2008 featuring presentations about wind energy, to draw attention to the County of Prince Edward  By-Law 900 – 2002. It protects residents and businesses on PEC from unusual noises, vibration and lighting;  I just don’t see any reason in wasting huge amounts of time and money and risking the reputation of PEC, social division if this by-law would make PEC a non starter for large scale on-land industrial wind mining projects.

 

No Need to comment....! (mayor right)

No need to comment....! (mayor Finnegan right)

 

So will the council change the by law? I pose this conundrum to you all…

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August 21, 2008 Posted by | by-law 900-2002, County Wind Projects, Info, Issues, Noise | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“By-Law protects rural tranquility”

Good Morning from “Bethel (The house of God!) Road.” 

If you live on or have visited the “artistic haven” of Prince Edward County I am sure that you value the kind of peace and tranquility that it offers, such as this misty rural scene and big sky, that I photographed near my Sophiasburgh home, Ontario, last week.

 

"Big Sky Power"

"A Big Sky on Bethel Road"

 

A page on the PEC municipality website 1 features a 2008 Queens University report. 2 This highlights the beautiful un-commercialized “County” scenery as an important part of the “Place Factor” the driving force behind the creative rural economy that has driven PEC to success over recent years, adding an estimated $65million (2006)in additional annual revenue to the local economy  (worth over $5000 per household!)

Alongside traditional agriculture, accolades such as Ontario’s Gastronomic Capital 2008 3 peace and tranquility certainly appear to be a key part of a very valuable rural economy, one worth protecting. Fortunately for PEC residents, a local by-law 900-2002 4  does just that. It protects homes from unusual annoying noises, flashing or twinkling lights and ground vibration.

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August 20, 2008 Posted by | by-law 900-2002, Issues, Noise, Photographs, Prince Edward County | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beware the shield of hindsight – I may have a crystal ball

Hello

I have spent the past two days rather sadly investigating the possibility of selling my home, discussing things with a number of real estate agents. It makes me so sad to think I might have to move again, they all agree I have a lovely home. It seems like just a few weeks ago I was writing this article on another web-site about moving in. I thought my dreams had come alive, but now they are blowing away. 

I’ve continued to read through article after article on the web. I thought about adding links to them, but there are so many. I’ve put a couple of links on the front page to some central sites that will prove a good launch pad, including a UK government paper which provides some interesting info.

I finally have some idea now about what I want this web site to try and achieve and have revised the about page and added some aims.  

I have also written a second essay titled Beware the shield of hindsight – I may have a crystal ball which really sets out my concerns. You can read it here.

Tomorrow I am having a day off. Hopefully I’ll see my third child through the magic of Ultrasound, I’m not going to let anything spoil that.

Friday I’ll write to the council, and contact several newspapers about a fun competition – who said wind turbines had to be all essays and writing. A picture can say a thousand words, and I’m planing a “guess the title” competition called Green or Greedy! I’m offering a $100 prize too.  Hopefully launch it over the weekend, but I’ll release more details at the end of the week. 

Take Care, Steven

August 7, 2008 Posted by | Info, Issues, News, Prince Edward County | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment