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Amherst Island Wind Project - 2015 and Earlier

December 2015

December: Workplan, Geotechnical Investigations

November 2015

November: Traffic Management Plan

October 2015

October 26: A report was presented to the regular Council meeting which summarized the results of three draft agreements received from Algonquin Power. These were the draft Haul Routes map, draft Road Use Agreement, and draft Community Benefit Agreement. All three were posted for public comment in September, and comments were accepted by the Township until Monday, October 19, 2015, at 4:30 pm.
October: Emergency Response and Communication Plan

September 2015

September 8: The Association for the Protection of Amherst Island filed an appeal of the Renewable Energy Approval for the Windlectric project on Amherst Island.

August 2015

August 24: The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change issued a Renewable Energy Approval to Windlectric Inc. for a wind turbine project on Amherst Island. 

July 2015

July: Drawings Collector System (17 MB)

For information prior to 2015, please follow this link.

January 2014

January 7: Status of Windlectric Inc. Renewable Energy Approval


April 2013

April 2: At the regular meeting of Council, the Director of Planning and Development Services was authorized to forward the completed Municipal Consultation Form regarding wind turbines on Amherst Island, to the proponent and to the Ministry of the Environment. Also copied were the Premier of Ontario, and the MPP for Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.

Municipal Consultation Form
Letter to Windlectric Inc.
Letter to the Ministry of the Environment, copied to MPP for Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
Letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne

October 2012

October 22: At the regular meeting of Loyalist Township Council, the Director of Planning & Development presented a report outlining the actions that have been taken to date in Loyalist Township on the subject of renewable energy.
The report and its various appendices are linked here, in PDF format. Report, October 15, 2012 re: Past Municipal Actions - Renewable Energy


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October 9: Council received correspondence from Amherst Island property owners (variously dated from March – July 2012) regarding the proposed Amherst Island Wind Project and directed that letters opposing the project (33 individual letters and summary of 116 ‘form’ letters) and one (1) letter of support be sent to Windlectric/Algonquin Power, the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Energy. A draft report, re assessment of social and economic impacts of the proposed project, was also received. Council thanks all residents and property owners who wrote to Council expressing their views on this issue. See attached document for more details.