2016, Environmental Committee, Minutes|

Attendees:  Mary, Shane, Liz, Ed, Owen, Margo, David S., Bob I, APEX (Charlie)

  • Mills Branch Project
  • Scope
    • 20,000 homes
    • 100 MW
    • 25 to 35 turbines
    • 3750 acres participating farmland signed up
    • timeline public permitting 2016, construction 2017
    • tower at Morgnec Road collecting wind data
    • newer technology enables viability at lower wind speeds
    • 6 to 8 technicians required for ongoing maintenance
  • Benefits
    • carbon offset
    • lease payments to farmers
    • tax revenue to county
    • construction supplies and jobs during construction
    • on going maintenance
    • ecotourism
  • CES will host forums at College and Town Hall
  • CEC team to submit APEX presentation feedback to JPH

Other items:

  • MD Sun Co-op organizing in Chestertown – Briggs
  • need funding request to M&TC for CEC – JPH
  • Ford presentation (10 minutes) to M&TC on dual stream – Ford and JPH
  • David S. presentation on solid waste to special M&TC meeting – David and Liz
  • next meeting June 18th at 7:00 p.m.

Submitted by:  Jon Hanley

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