The group responsible for coming up with options to reduce any negative health effects from the town’s two turbines is ready to go before selectmen.
The Falmouth Wind Turbine Options Analysis Process group will present three options to selectmen Tuesday, according to the Cape Cod Times. The three suggestions are to continue to run the turbines without cutting back operation hours, cut back the amount of time the turbines are running, or replacing the turbines with solar panels. The group will make its presentation to selectmen at the Falmouth Public Library in the Hermann Room Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
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.