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Town of Saratoga

 

Local Law No. 5 of the year 2007

 

A local law to enact a temporary moratorium on construction of wind turbines in the Town of Saratoga .

Be it enacted by the Town Board of the

(Name of Legislative Body)

Town of Saratoga as follows:

 

SECTION 1 Legislative Findings.

 

The Town of Saratoga is currently undertaking a study of the effects and suitability of establishing a land use regulatory scheme regarding construction of wind turbines in the Town of Saratoga. The Town Board is of the opinion that a period of time is needed in order to adequately review, study and plan for such a land use regulation.

 

SECTION 2 - Moratorium.

 

There is enacted a temporary moratorium on the construction of wind turbines, as defined below, in the Town of Saratoga. This moratorium shall continue for a period of six months from the effective date of this local law.

 

SECTION 3 - Definition.

 

Wind Turbine shall be defined as follows:

 

A wind turbine is a horizontal axis tower to which blades are affixed designed to catch wind for the purpose of generating mechanical power or electricity.

 

SECTION 4 Effective Date.

 

This local law shall take effect immediately.

 

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