Saugeen Shores Deputy Mayor Luke Charbonneau says if a province-set deadline date has been missed then the turbine should be shut down by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.
But that hasn’t happened suggesting the “Ministry isn’t super keen on sorting it out.”
Charbonneau says many residents have complained multiple times but acoustic testing isn’t being done from where complaints have been filed.
He says one resident complained some 20-times during the period when testing was taking place but no testing was done in that affected area.
Charbonneau says residents are being left in “limbo.”
He says, “People are being bothered by the noise and yet we can’t ever get an ccoustic audit that meets the criteria to determine whether their complaints are justified.”
Charbonneau says the current testing has been going on for the past 6 to 8 weeks but apparently they don’t have enough data to do a proper acoustic audit.
He says, “It’s been plenty windy enough to be annoying people in the neighbourhood around the turbine.”
The deputy mayor says most of the testing has been done on the south side of County Road 25 where there haven’t been a lot of complaints.