Plymouth Selectmen vote to expand the Energy Committee—the goal is a revised wind energy bylaw for consideration by spring or fall town meeting.
At their meeting this week the Board of Selectmen responded to a letter from Planning Board Chairman Marc Garrett. In it he asked the Select Board, as the appointing authority, to request that the Wind Energy Committee focus its efforts on possible revisions to the wind energy facilities bylaw.
The Board went further than that and voted to add two more people to the Energy Committee—bringing the group to a total of eleven members. Selectmen Chairman Matt Muratore:
“They’ll come up with a redraft of the current bylaw that’s been in existence for seven years, and hopefully satisfy a majority of the people about the distance, where a wind turbine should be, from their residential homes.”
At town last month a petitioned article that would have imposed a two year moratorium on wind turbines in residential zones failed by only a few votes.