Moratorium On Wind Turbines Extended 90 Days
The Estes Park Town Board approved an ordinance extending the temporary moratorium on the issuance of building permits for wind turbines within Town limits. The moratorium will continue through March 8 unless amended or terminated by the Town Board.
The original moratorium was adopted by the Town Board on August 11 to allow the Estes Valley Planning Commission to receive public input on the issue and to draft regulations that address the impacts of wind turbine location and operation. Once finalized, Planning Commission’s recommendations will be given to the Town Board and Larimer County Commissioners to make final decisions on the matter.
The Planning Commission will continue its work on the issue at its regular meeting on December 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Board Room of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue. New draft codes will be discussed and public comments are invited. Draft codes will be available by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 10 at www.estes.org/comdev/evpc.aspx.
For more information, call the Town of Estes Park Community Development Department at 970-577-3721.