FOIA requests reveal wind ordinance input among township officials, wind developer, residents and outside influencers

Just over a year ago, the Daily News covered a routine Sidney Township Board meeting at which a wind energy developer announced intentions to build wind turbines in multiple Montcalm County townships.

The debate over wind energy — more specifically the turbines themselves and the ordinances to regulate them — has raged on the pages of the Daily News ever since, from the chaotic Zoom meetings of last fall and winter to the packed town hall meetings of this past spring and summer. The story continues to unfold and a resolution doesn’t seem to be in sight anytime soon.

Wind energy players on both sides share thoughts

The Daily News contacted five of the officials mentioned in the accompanying article for comment.

MIKE TAYLOR: It’s art! Now gimme my cash

Genius. It’s a word I rarely use. Mostly because so few things truly live up to that moniker.

But there’s this guy in Denmark who deserves the title big time, IMHO (which, it turns out, means “in my humble opinion” in cool-kid internet speak, not “I mandate hot olives,” as I had originally believed).

Belding City Council agrees to $25,000 settlement in disabled veteran case, makes changes to city’s ADA coordinator position

The city of Belding is paying $25,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a disabled combat veteran.

The city is also making changes to how it complies with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator requirements going forward.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

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