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Fairhaven, Once Again, Wants To Shut Down Their Wind Turbines [UPDATE]

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One member of the Fairhaven Selectboard brought up the issue of the wind turbines at their meeting Tuesday night.

Update 11:46am - The new Chairman of the Fairhaven Board of Selectman makes a surprise announcement at last night’s meeting. Charlie Murphy apologized to residents and called for a meeting of Selectmen and the Health Board to discuss shutting down the town’s two wind turbines at night. He tells WBSM News it was in response to more than 340 letters he received on the turbines.

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10 members of Windwise, the group opposed to the turbines, were in attendence at the meeting and became quite emmotional over the announcement. Any decision regarding the turbines would need to be made by the Board of Health, which is currently in limbo because the results of its April 1 election remain unresolved.

According to published reports, Select Board Chairman Charlie Murphy apologized to residents and called for a meeting of Selectmen and the Health Board to discuss shutting down the town’s two wind turbines at night. Murphy added he hopes to provide some relief for the 57 families who have filed complaints about the turbines at the Wastewater treatment plant on Arsene Street, including the noise they generate.

Murphy’s apology was not on the agenda and Murphy said that neither Selectman Bob Espindola nor Selectman Geoffrey Haworth were aware that it was coming prior to the meeting. Any decision regarding the turbines would need to be made by the Board of Health, which is currently in limbo because the results of its April 1 election remain unresolved.

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