specifically that these impacts are mitigated by the proposed setbacks. The discussion has always been who will or will not benefit depending on which setback is used.” Bourcy made recommendations to Edsall that there be a minimum setback in the law, pointing out that if a requirement is not stated in the Zoning Law, the Planning Board must have a good basis for requiring it.
The same day of the Aubertine letter, the TB was scheduled to vote on a proposed zoning law that would eliminate 12 turbines from Darrel Aubertine’s neighborhood. Supervisor Reinbeck and TB member Orvis reversed their positions on setback
Aug. 14, 2008, Reinbeck announced that a committee would be formed to revise a draft wind law developed by the Town’s new the wind lawyers. The committee met frequently throughout the fall and winter completing a draft law in January 2009.
documenting for the public the events of these meetings. At the Aug.12, 2009, planning Board meeting board member Andy Binsley told the videographer “take your camera and shove it right where it belongs… And you can’t bring that thing to a meeting.” The next day at the TB meeting of Aug.13, 2009, Supervisor Reinbeck had
The TB was in support of a partial moratorium protecting the River and Lake District, two areas never intended for wind power development. The Jefferson county planning board said that a partial moratorium did not make sense and recommended a full moratorium. Supervisor Reinbeck and TB member Donny Mason’s position on a town wide moratorium was quoted in the WDT. "Currently we have two projects under review in the Ag district and we're not going to suspend those," Mr. Reinbeck said. "One is almost complete." Councilman Donald J. Mason agreed saying, "Those projects are too far along and it's not fair to the wind companies, to begin with, to suspend them now."