August or September


TBA - Cape Cod Commission receives the recommendation of the Sub-Committee for the New Generation Wind project.   Comments will be heard from the public.   Keep checking here for the date and time.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - Record closes for Cape Cod Commission sub-committee to receive public testimony regarding the New Generation Wind proposal.   Your testimony can be sent to:  eenos@capecodcommission.org Attn:  Ms. Elizabeth Enos.   Make sure you put 'New Generation Wind' in your subject line.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011  -  7 PM Town of Bourne Board of Health, Town Hall 24 Perry Avenue, Buzzards Bay, Lower level conference room, (click here for agenda)The Board of Health may or may not be taking public testimony, but we need to show our support for their efforts.


June


Monday, June 6, 2011 at 7PM - Falmouth Board of Selectman turbine discussion.  Morse Pond School Auditorium (323 Jones Rd Falmouth, MA) State Senator Therese Murray will hear first hand how the industrial wind turbines have negatively affected the Town of Falmouth.     A packed house supports our Friends in Falmouth!


Wednesday, June 8, 7pm - Bourne Board of Health votes on turbine regulations,  at Bourne Town Hall


Saturday and Sunday,  June 11-12, 8AM to 3 PM Neighborhood yard sales- a massive event!   Held  on Mirasol Drive, Glacier Way, and High Ridge Drive- new and used items!


Thursday, June 16, 2011 - Cape Cod Commission Hearing about the New Generation Wind Project - Note this time!  4:30 p.m.
Bourne High School Auditorium, 75 Waterhouse Road, Bourne, MA


The Cape Cod Commission will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. at the Bourne High School, Auditorium, 75 Waterhouse Road, Bourne, MA. The following Development of Regional Impact (DRI) has been referred to the Cape Cod Commission under Section 13(a) of the Cape Cod Commission Act, c. 716 of the Acts of 1989, as amended, and Sections 3 and 7 of the DRI Enabling Regulations.   WE NEED NUMBERS AND TESTIMONY!!!


May


Wednesday, May 25, 7PM: Bourne Board of Health, Bourne Town Hall, lower level    The Board of Health will be voting soon to adopt its recommendations.  They have listened to our concerns; we must attend and support  the process to the end.



New Generation Wind Project
Thursday, May 17, 2011
5:30 p.m.
Bourne High School Auditorium, 75 Waterhouse Road, Bourne, MA


The Cape Cod Commission will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bourne High School, Auditorium, 75 Waterhouse Road, Bourne, MA. The following Development of Regional Impact (DRI) has been referred to the Cape Cod Commission under Section 13(a) of the Cape Cod Commission Act, c. 716 of the Acts of 1989, as amended, and Sections 3 and 7 of the DRI Enabling Regulations.


Project Name: New Generation Wind Project
Project Applicant: New Generation Wind Joint Venture
Project Location: West of Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, MA (adjacent to Bournedale Road/Route 25 and Scenic Highway/Route 6, including the site of Cape Cod Aggregates located at 665 Scenic Highway/Route 6)
Project Description: A wind energy generation project consisting of seven turbines on multiple parcels in the Town of Bourne expected to generate approximately 17 MW of power. 


Anyone wishing to testify orally will be welcome to do so. Written comments may also be submitted at the hearing, or delivered or mailed to the Cape Cod Commission, P.O. Box 226, 3225 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630 for receipt on or before the date of the hearing or until the record is closed.


NOTE!   YOU MAY ALSO EMAIL YOUR FEEDBACK TO: 

Page Czepiga

Regulatory Officer, Cape Cod Commission

pczepiga@capecodcommission.org


The application, plans, and relevant documents may be viewed at the Cape Cod Commission office at (508) 362-3828 to schedule an appointment between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. If you are deaf or hard of hearing or are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation, contact the Cape Cod Commission at (508) 362-3828 or TTY (508) 362-5885.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, May 9, 7:30 PM:  Bourne Special Town Meeting; Bourne High School Auditorium. All registered voters from Bourne need to attend to vote on the proposed amendment to the town's bylaw which advocates for the responsible siting of wind turbines, NOT the elimination of wind turbines form the green energy discussion.


This Friday, May 6 at 1 PM: Planning Board, Bourne Town Hall: 1. Public Hearing for a Change to the Zoning Bylaw: Sec. 3460 Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS). Proposed changes by private petition.    We need to show the planning board we want to be heard!  We need all hands on deck for this hearing.  PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME:  1 PM!

Monday, May 9, 2011, SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - Bourne High School, 7 PM!!   The one and only article is to approve the bylaw changes proposed by our citizens petition advocating RESPONSIBLE siting of wind turbines.

 

You must be a registered voter of Bourne to vote, and a 'YES" vote could end this fight for Bourne citizens!

 

Thank you for your continued support!! We need everyone to make this happen!

 

 

April

 

 

We have been invited to take part in a community meeting with a current candidate for selectman, who is running against Earl Baldwin. Many of you met with Mr. Baldwin last Saturday at Mark Hebb's trailer on Deseret Drive in Pilgrim Pines, even though it was freezing outside! We appreciate the effort the current candidates are making to explore our view of this controversial topic.

 

 

 

Please join us for an easy question/answer session this

 

Saturday,  April 30 at noon,

 

same location as before: Mark Hebb's trailer on Deseret Drive, Pilgrim Pines.

 

 

 

 

 

We are receiving positive support every day!

 

 

 

But we need 100% participation in the coming week for attendance at our special town meeting!! Please mark you calendars for this most important night of our fight!

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 13, 7PM: Bourne Board of Health, Bourne Town Hall, lower level    This meeting will continue the process of establishing responsible regulations regarding wind turbines and our health, specifically shadow flicker and its effects. The BoH has already decided, after months of hearing expert testimony, that industrial wind turbines have an adverse affect on health. We, as a town, have urgently requested they take this step- a first for any town in Massachusetts- to establish regulations. They have listened; we must support and attend the process to the end.

 


 

Thursday, April 14, 7PM: Planning Board Hearing, Bourne Community Center, Main Street, Buzzards Bay 

 

 

This Planning Board Hearing is to learn the Planning Board's decision about our request for them to endorse our amendment to the Wind turbine by-law.    Come and be heard!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 19, 7PM: Selectman's Meeting, at the Bourne Memorial Community Center, 239 Main Street, Buzzards Bay    Jim Potter to speak at citizens' input about our concerns regarding the Planning Board hearing process.   Come and be heard!

 

 

 

 

 


 

Wednesday, April 20, 6:30 PM: Special Selectman's Meeting, at the Bourne Memorial Community Center, 239 Main Street, Buzzards Bay   Board of Selectmen to consider potentially establishing a Special Town meeting for our turbine amendment article.

 


 

Monday, April 25, 7 PM: Finance Committee Meeting, at the Bourne Memorial Community Center, 239 Main Street, Buzzards Bay   Presentation of our amendment to the Finance Committee for their recommendation on the Town meeting warrant book

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

 


 

March

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 23, 6:30PM: Wareham Zoning Board of Appeals:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two expert speakers are presenting on real estate values and the issue of bats affected by turbines. Mike McCann will discuss property devalues regarding wind turbine siting near residential areas. This issue affects ALL OF US, over 400 private homes in the Bournedale area, not to mention our neighbors of Falmouth and Wareham, and indeed, the entire Cape.

 


 

Wednesday, March 9, 7PM: Bourne Board of Health, Bourne Town Hall, lower level

 

 

This meeting will begin the process of establishing sound regulations regarding wind turbines and our health. The BoH has already decided, after months of hearing expert testimony, that industrial wind turbines have an adverse affect on health. We, as a town, have urgently requested they take this step- a first for any town in Massachusetts- to establish regualtions. They have listened; we must support and attend the process to the end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 10,7PM: Planning Board Hearing, Bourne Community Center, Main Street, Buzzards Bay

 

 

 

This Planning Board Hearing is only to discuss the language that we are looking to amend in the bylaw, not to discuss the New Generation Wind project. The initial bylaw was written so generically, turbines of this nature were never even foreseen by regular townies! Even the Bourne Selectmen admitted they were "duped"!  The bylaw affects all wind projects and we are looking to protect the entire town! Turbines in Pocasset? Monument Beach? Mashnee Island? NO WAY! If we change the bylaw, we not only help fight NGW, but all future turbine proposals as well.

 

 

 

 

 

        February

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 2/2/11 Town of Bourne Board of Health Meeting   7 PM  Jonathan Bourne Public Library.    New Generation Wind will be there, trying to convince the BOH that there are no health risks associated with siting industrial wind turbines in residential areas   Where will you be?   We need numbers and we need public testimony.

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

January

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 26 -  Bourne Board of Health meeting - Bourne Town Hall 6PM

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

December

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2the Zoning Board of Appeals  will hold a public hearing on the Cease & Desist Order requested by Neil Anderson.  The meeting is at 6:30 PM Thursday in the Falmouth Town Hall Selectmen's Meeting Room.  If you can only go to one meeting this is the meeting to go to. Our friends in Falmouth, who have been fantastic in their support of our efforts to promote responsible siting of industrial wind turbines, need our help this time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27 - 8:45 AM  Falmouth Wastewater Treatment Plant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rally 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15  -  Bourne High School Auditorium, 6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting of the Cape Cod Commission regarding the wind turbine proposal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Place and time TBD:   Meeting of the CFRWE.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Check back here for more details.