Special County Commissioners Meeting on the TSO

MillPondPost_LogoThe Carteret County Commissioners are holding a special meeting at 10am this Friday (12/13/2013) to consider amendments to the county’s Tall Structures Ordinance.  The meeting will take place at the usual venue, which is on the 2nd floor of the newest county office building in Beaufort, and the public is welcome.

The commissioners’ deliberations on potential modifications to this ordinance come in the wake of interest by Torch Energy of Houston, TX in locating a large wind turbine farm (about 50 turbines) on about 7000 acres of Weyerhaueser land just north of Morehead City and just east of Newport.

For more background information on this project, and on wind energy:

A condensed version from local physicist John Droz of some modifications that the Commissioners will likely consider on Friday is HERE.

The extensive slide presentation on Torch Energy’s proposed “Mill Pond” project, also authored by John Droz, is HERE.