Falmouth Town Meeting Members Nix Turbine Shutdown

Falmouth town meeting members rejected a measure that would have shut down the town’s embattled wind turbines at Thursday’s town meeting.

Town meeting members voted 101-73 against an article that would have shut down the town’s turbines, Wind One and Wind Two, according to the Cape Cod Times. The turbines will continue to operate between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Residents have long complained the turbines cause negative health effects like headaches and depression.

Town meeting members also rejected a measure that would have required the town to notify residents if the water department found possible contamination in the water supply. Right now officials are only required to notify the state until the contamination is confirmed.

What do you think of Thursday’s vote? Tell us in the comments below.

David Kent December 01, 2012 at 07:50 PM
OK Bill, this gear box thing will be something to keep an eye on. I'm not sure that it is very important to the debate over the Falmouth turbines, however, where the main issues seem to me to be: a. Whether or not one believes the objecting neighbors b. The relative importance of protecting the neighbors and protecting the town budget. Well, I can think of one way in which the gear box issue might affect that discussion: If we keep the turbines to benefit the town budget, that budget might take a huge hit anyway at some point via a gearbox failure. Anyway, thanks for the sources.
OldTownie December 07, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Bill Carson is a shill for a Koch Bros funded anti-wind website. Ask him, I dare ya.
OldTownie December 07, 2012 at 06:55 PM
The crane cost was included in the bid, and you know it.
OldTownie December 07, 2012 at 06:57 PM
The Town of Portsmouth does know the cost and it is nowhere near what Bill Carson is quoting. He likes to make up facts.
OldTownie December 07, 2012 at 06:58 PM


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