Wind Turbines – Battle Between Golf Facility & Wind Turbines – Turbines Negatively Affect Golfers – 2013 02 07

 

Wind Turbines (3)

 

 

 

 

Overview

 

 

A U.S. Golf-Hating Town WANTED TO ERECT A SINGLE WIND TURBINE ADJACENT TO A GOLF FACILITY.

 

The Golf Facility objected, claiming that the Wind Turbine would CREATE UNACCEPTABLE NOISE LEVELS, would OBSTRUCT VIEWS.

 

The Wind Turbine’s AESTHETICS AND NOISE would NEGATIVELY AFFECT GOLF PLAY, and thus, would VIOLATE THE BASIC TENET OF THE LEASE AGREEMENT with the town for the operation of a professional level golf course.

 

In November 2012, an ARBITRATOR issued a decision that RULED IN FAVOR OF the Golf Facility.

 

Accordingly, the ARBITRATOR decreed that the Wind Turbine WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM OPERATING DURING TIMES THE COURSE IS OPEN FOR PLAY 

 

During the golf season ( from April 1 through November 15 ), the Wind Turbine CAN OPERATE ONLY AT NIGHT.

 

 

 

 

 

Wind Turbines (1)

 

 

 

 

 

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Battle Between

 

Golf Facility and

 

Wind Turbines

 

 

 

 

November 19th, 2012, & February 7th, 2013

 

Golf Dispute Resolution Web-Site

 

Re : Town Of Milton, Massachusetts

 

Selected And Adapted Excerpts

 

 

 

 

Battle Between Golf Facility & Wind Turbines

 

Quiet, Please    Arbitration Battle

 

 

November 19th, 2012

 

 

Milton is a town in the State of Massachusetts, United States and part of the Greater Boston Area, with a population of 27,000.

 

Milton is the birthplace of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush.

 

There has been a BREWING STORM between Granite Links Golf Club and the Golf-Hating Town of Milton, Massachusetts.

 

The Town of Milton WANTED TO ERECT A SINGLE WIND TURBINE ADJACENT TO GRANITE LINKS GOLF CLUB.

 

Earlier, a court had just denied the Granite Links Golf Club request for an injunction to prevent the construction of the Wind Turbine.

 

Granite Links Golf Club’s view was that 

 

   The Wind Turbine would OBSTRUCT VIEWS.

 

   The Wind Turbine would CREATE UNACCEPTABLE NOISE LEVELS.

 

   The Wind Turbine would DESTROY the Golf Facility, with the NOISE constituting AN IMPEDIMENT TO A PROFESSIONAL GOLF COURSE.

 

In the words of the architect who designed the golf course 

 

[ Wind Turbines ] present acute and unacceptable visual, vibration and sound distractions, which will destroy the exquisite playability and unique ambiance.

 

The judge, noting that Granite Links Golf Club leased the land from the Town of Milton, noted that the lease contained an ARBITRATION provision, and sent the parties off to resolve their dispute before an ARBITRATOR.

 

In November 2012, the ARBITRATOR issued a decision in which he RULED IN FAVOR OF Granite Links Golf Club.

 

The ARBITRATOR held that, if the Town of Milton proceeded to erect the Wind Turbine, IT WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM OPERATING DURING TIMES THE COURSE IS OPEN FOR PLAY.

 

According to the Attorney representing Granite Links Golf Club 

 

[ The arbitrator affirmed ] expert opinions that spinning turbine blades and related noise would NEGATIVELY AFFECT GOLF PLAY, and thus, would VIOLATE THE BASIC TENET OF THE LEASE AGREEMENT  [ … ]  for its operation of a professional level golf course.

 

It should come as no surprise that the Attorney representing the Golf-Hating Town of Milton, although UNSUCCESSFUL IN THE ARBITRATION, took a different view, ALLEGING that 

 

[ … ] the noise and shadow effect from airplane traffic is far worse than any noise or flicker that would come from one Wind Turbine.  [ ?!?! ]

 

 

 

Battle Between Golf Facility & Wind Turbines

 

Golf Course Successfully Fights City Hall

 

 

February 7th, 2013

 

 

The Golf Dispute Resolution Web-Site previously reported on the ARBITRATION BATTLE taking place between the Golf-Hating Town of Milton, Massachusetts, and the owner of Granite Links Golf Course, which is located on land leased from the Town.

 

The Golf-Hating Town of Milton had plans to erect a Wind Turbine on municipal property adjacent to the golf course.

 

Granite Links Golf Club OBJECTED, claiming that the Wind Turbine’s aesthetics and noise would violate the terms of the lease.

 

In November 2012, word spread that the ARBITRATOR    retired Judge Gordon Doerfer    had issued a draft RULING that found IN FAVOR OF Granite Links Golf Course.

 

The RULING constituted A VICTORY FOR THE FORCES OF GOLF over Enviro-Lunatic Golf-Hating Municipally-Sponsored Energy Alternatives.

 

Judge Doerfer ruled that the WIND TURBINE’S NOISE CONSTITUTES AN IMPEDIMENT TO A PROFESSIONAL GOLF COURSE 

 

I am satisfied by a fair preponderance of the evidence that THE OPERATION OF THE WIND TURBINE WOULD PRESENT A SIGNIFICANT DISTRACTION TO THE PLAY OF GOLF on the holes most proximate to it namely 4, 5, 6, and 7.

 

Judge Doerfer concluded 

 

[ … ] that the distraction presented by [ … ] aircraft is not comparable to the distraction that would be presented by the sound and motion of the Wind Turbine blades when in operation.

 

Accordingly, Judge Doerfer decreed that 

 

During the golf season ( from April 1 through November 15 ), the Wind Turbine CAN OPERATE ONLY AT NIGHT.

 

Sleepers, beware.

 

However, the Golf-Hating Town of Milton should be grateful that David Owen    who believed that GOLF HAS NO OFF-SEASON    did not testify.

 

Milton Town Officials became concerned that the limitation WILL BE ECONOMICALLY TOUGH TO OPERATE THE WIND TURBINE.

 

As for the arbitration, Jeffrey Tocchio, the Attorney representing Granite Links Golf Course, advised that witnesses for his client included a PGA Professional, a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, and a sports psychologist. 

 

Granite Links Golf Course also submitted a video of someone playing a potentially affected hole, and computer graphics experts inserted a simulation of the proposed Wind Turbine ( spinning at exact rpm ) in exact scale.

 

 

 

About Golf Dispute Resolution Web-Site

 

 

Golf Dispute Resolution Web-Site    Tracking the Intersection of Golf and Law.

 

Golf Dispute Resolution is a Web-Site operated by an attorney who advises clients on how to avoid and resolve business disputes.

 

The attorney also frequently serves as a mediator and arbitrator, and enjoys the game of golf.

 

Golf Dispute Resolution Web-Site demonstrates that there is no shortage of interesting, sometimes humorous and occasionally outright quirky legal disputes that have a golf connection.

 

The required disclaimers    Golf Dispute Resolution Web-Site, which may constitute Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions, is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice.

 

The information on the Golf Dispute Resolution Web-Site shall not serve to create an attorney-client relationship or to contractually obligate the attorney or his employer.

 

 

 

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NORAHG is the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that seek to harm the Green space industry.

 

Communities and businesses are being HARMED and DESTROYED by PROHIBITIONS pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

 

NORAHG morally represents the VAST SILENT MAJORITY of people associated with turf and ornamental plant maintenance who are OPPOSED to Anti Pesticide PROHIBITION and the CLOSURE or ABANDONMENT of green spaces under the RIDICULOUS PRETEXT of somehow « saving » the environment.

 

NORAHG is a NATIONAL NON PROFIT NON PARTISAN organization that does not accept money from corporations or governments or trade associations, and represents NO VESTED INTERESTS WHATSOEVER.

 

NORAHG is dedicated to reporting the work of RESPECTED and HIGHLY RATED EXPERTS who promote ENVIRONMENTAL REALISM and PESTICIDE TRUTHS.

 

NORAHG pledges to deliver comprehensive reports that are worthy of peoples’ time and of peoples’ concern, reports that might ordinarily never have breached the parapet.

 

NORAHG was the brainchild of William H. Gathercole and his colleagues in 1991.  Mr. Gathercole is now retired, although his name continues to appear as founder.

 

 

 

For the original copy of this Force Of Nature Report, go to the following link 

 

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-UPDATE-Energy-Sector-2013-02-07-Battle-Between-Golf-Facility-Wind-Turbines-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

 

 

Here are web-pages concerning the GOLF INDUSTRY 

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY    GO BROWN    ANTI-COSMETIC GOLF MAINTENANCE    WHO WANTS TO PLAY GOLF ON #@!!% BROWN GARBAGE DUMPS ?!?! ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2bv

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY    GOLF DESTRUCTION    GOLF IS NEXT    CRITICAL ISSUES FOR THE SURVIVAL OF THE GOLF INDUSTRY ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-4FC

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY    FAILURE OF WESTERN CANADA TURFGRASS ASSOCIATION ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1JW

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY    SHARP PARK GOLF COURSE ( USA )    ENVIRONMENTAL TERROR UNDER THE PRETEXT OF PROTECTING OBSCURE AND INSIGNIFICANT SPECIES ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2dz

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY    THE GOLF INDUSTRY COLLISION COURSE    DEMISE IS IMMINENT ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2tH

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY    THE LOOMING GOLF INDUSTRY SHIPWRECK    NO LONGER A HOPEFUL FUTURE ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1N1

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY    LOOMING SHIPWRECK   GOLF USES SIX PER CENT OF ALL PESTICIDES USED IN MANITOBA    2012 05 23 ( Reports )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-Golf-2012-05-23-Looming-Shipwreck-Golf-Uses-Six-Per-Cent-Of-All-Pesticides-Used-In-Manitoba-pdf.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/06/18/golf-facilities-use-six-per-cent-of-all-pesticides-manitoba-pesticide-ban-2012-05-23/

 

 

GOLF INDUSTRY    BLACKBURN MEADOWS GOLF CLUB    BOGUS ORGANIC PESTICIDE-FREE GOLF COURSE    BANKRUPTCY & RECEIVERSHIP    SALT SPRING ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA    2010 11 16 ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Force-Of-Nature-Golf-2010-11-16-BOGUS-Organic-Golf-Course-Blackburn-Meadows-British-Columbia-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

 

 

NORAHG has archived more information on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site 

 

 

THE PESTICIDE TRUTHS WEB-SITE

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/

 

 

PESTICIDE BANS ARE A FARCE ( Report )

 

http://wp.me/p1jq40-4mS

 

PAUL TUKEY    THE BIN LADEN OF ENVIRONMENTAL-TERRORISM ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-3AG

 

 

PAUL TUKEY    IT’S LIKE INVITING HITLER TO A JEWISH FESTIVAL    2012 12 11    CARD

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/12/11/western-canada-turfgrass-association-paul-tukey-march-2013-conference-its-like-inviting-hitler-to-a-jewish-festival-2012-12-11/

 

 

PAUL TUKEY    IT’S LIKE INVITING BIN LADEN TO A 9-11 MEMORIAL    2012 12 04    CARD

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/12/04/western-canada-turfgrass-association-paul-tukey-march-2013-conference-its-like-inviting-bin-laden-to-a-9-11-memorial-2012-12-04/

 

 

PAUL TUKEY    WCTA MUST GET ITS HEAD OUT OF ITS ANTI-PESTICIDE BUTT    2012 12 03    CARD

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/12/03/western-canada-turfgrass-association-paul-tukey-march-2013-conference-2012-12-03/

 

 

WESTERN CANADA TURFGRASS LEADERS MUST PULL ITS ANTI-PESTICIDE HEAD OUT OF THEIR BUTTS ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1JW

 

 

REAL TRENDS AGAINST PESTICIDE BANS ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1JO

 

 

CARNAGE CAUSED BY CATASTROPHIC ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION    MAIN WEB-PAGE

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-5On

 

 

GOLF DESTRUCTION    GOLF IS NEXT ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-4FC

 

 

WHITE PAPER    THE MYTHS ABOUT BANNING PESTICIDES ( Part 2 )    LEADING SCIENTIFIC HEALTH AND POLICY EXPERTS

 

http://wp.me/p1jq40-5DD

 

 

COMPLAINT CHANNELS    COMPLAIN ABOUT THE ANTI-PESTICIDE LUNATICS ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1PE

 

 

THE COMPLETE LIBRARY OF REPORTS & REFERENCES ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2rr

 

 

PESTICIDE TRUTHS REPORTS ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-53G

 

 

 

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