Clifton residents endorse new land use, wind turbine rules

Posted June 08, 2010, at 11:52 p.m.

CLIFTON, Maine — Voters endorsed new land use rules that town planners have been working on for the past three years, according to unofficial election results.

Residents cast 189 votes in favor of the amended rules and 91 against adopting the changes.

The amended land use ordinance includes 28 pages of rules that deal exclusively with wind turbine projects.

Residents in March submitted a citizens’ petition requesting a moratorium on wind energy facilities.

Information provided to the Bangor Daily News on Monday that said passage of the land use amendments would nullify the petition was incorrect, town officials said Tuesday.

Selectmen will meet on Thursday to create wording for a special town meeting vote, scheduled for 7 p.m. June 17, to address the citizen-requested wind energy moratorium.