[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of East Hampton 8-6-1982. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this ordinance, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- WIND ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEM
- Any mechanism designed for the purpose of converting wind into mechanical or electrical power.
No wind energy conversion system shall be constructed until a special use permit has been issued to the property owner by the Town Board. Each application for said special use permit shall be submitted to the Town Board and shall be accompanied by the following supporting documents:
Upon receipt of a completed permit application and supporting documents, the Town Board shall hold a public hearing with due notice to each adjoining property owner. In determining whether to grant the special use permit, the Town Board shall be guided by the following criteria:
Whether the proposed system endangers the public safety and welfare.
Whether the proposed system adversely affects the natural environment and character of the community.
Whether the proposed system causes either excessive noise or radio and television interference to adjoining property owners.
The Building Inspector of the Town of East Hampton, or his agent, shall have the right, upon due notice to the property owner, to enter upon the premises on which a wind energy conversion system has been constructed for the purpose of inspecting said system.
A certificate of conformance must be obtained from the Building Inspector prior to the operation of the wind energy conversion system. Said certificate shall certify that:
This ordinance shall take effect 10 days after posting and publication as required by law.