Decision pending on Amaranth wind turbines

Orangeville Banner | by Richard Vivian, Jeff Wilker comments | October 20, 2007

Jeff Wilker, municipal lawyer The fate of 22 wind turbines in Amaranth will remain up in the air for at least a couple more weeks. After eight days of testimony, an Ontario Municipal Board hearing brought forward by Canadian Hydro Developers came to a close without a decision last week. “I want to consider everything that was brought forward,” … Continued

Amaranth Turbine Hearings To End Today

Orangeville Citizen | by Wes Keller, Jeff Wilker comments | October 18, 2007

Jeff Wilker, municipal lawyer Amaranth Council was committed to making site-plan decisions last night, and final arguments at the Ontario Municipal Board hearing into the township’s portion of Melancthon II wind farm are expected to end this afternoon. But, said township lawyer Jeff Wilker Tuesday night, OMB hearing officer Norm Jackson likely will reserve his decision, preferring a written … Continued

OMB Turbine Hearing Nears End

Orangeville Citizen | by Wes Keller, Jeff Wilker comments | October 11 , 2007

Jeff Wilker, municipal lawyer Although Amaranth council has agreed in principle to Canadian Hydro Developers’ proposed 22 wind turbines in the Melancthon II wind farm project, it will seek input from the public on individual site plans and a transmission line next Tuesday evening, Oct. 16. Then, on Wednesday, the council will make its decision for the Ontario Municipal … Continued

Turbine hearings likely to end next week

Orangeville Citizen | by Wes Keller | October 4, 2007

Jeff Wilker, municipal lawyer Final arguments at the Ontario Municipal Board hearing into 22 wind turbine sites in Amaranth and a second transformer at the Melancthon Wind Farm substation, also in Amaranth, may come as early as next Wednesday or Thursday, if all goes according to schedule. A decision on the project is expected to follow shortly after Amaranth … Continued

Amaranth turbines go to mediation

Orangeville Citizen | by Wes Keller, Jeff Wilker comments | September 13, 2007

Jeff Wilker, municipal lawyer On a motion by Amaranth lawyer Jeff Wilker, the Ontario Municipal Board hearing into the township’s portion of the Melancthon II wind farm will go to mediation next Tuesday. The Thomson Rogers lawyer said it was township council’s desire, following a closed-door session during last week’s regular council meeting, to resolve some of the outstanding … Continued