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Notice of Adoption – An Ordinance to amend the Township’s Zoning Ordinance regarding Wind Energy Conversion Systems




To the residents and property owners of the Township of L’Anse, Baraga County, Michigan, and all other interested persons:

On June 9, 2021, the Township of L’Anse (the “Township”) adopted an Ordinance to Amend the Township’s Zoning Ordinance Regarding Wind Energy Conversion Systems (“Ordinance”). A summary of the Ordinance is provided below. A true copy of the Ordinance, including any exhibits, is available for inspection at the Township Hall, 126 N. Main Street, L’Anse, MI 49946, and may be examined during the Township Hall’s regular business hours. 

Section 1.  Amendment of Section 3.15. This section amends Section 3.15 of the Zoning Ordinance to, among other things, clarify the districts where Large Wind Energy Conversion systems (“LWECS”) are permitted, change the setbacks of LWECS from nonparticipating property lines, specify spacing and density of LWECS’, update noise requirements, require built-in fire detection and suppression systems, provide for waste removal at LWECS sites, and provide for certain decommissioning and complaint resolution requirements.

Section 2.  Amendment of Section 6.03. This section amends Section 6.03 of the Zoning Ordinance to amend subsection (G) to read as follows:

G. LWECS , which shall meet the requirements of Section 3.15 of this Ordinance.

Section 3.  Amendment of Section 10.03. This section amends Section 10.03 of the Zoning Ordinance to amend subsection (G) to remove LWECS’ as a special land use in the Conservation/Recreation Zoning District.

Section 4.  Amendment of Section 11.03. This section amends Section 11.03 of the L’Anse Township Zoning Ordinance to amend subsection (H) under the Forest Resource Zoning District to read as follows:

H. LWECS, which shall meet the requirements of Section 3.15 of this Ordinance.

Section 5.  Validity and Severability.  This section provides that if any portion of the Ordinance is found invalid for any reason, such holding shall not be construed as affecting the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance.

Section 6.  Repealer.  This section provides that any ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the Ordinance are hereby repealed only to the extent necessary to give the Ordinance full force and effect.

Section 7. Effective Date.  This section provides that the Ordinance shall take effect seven days after publication. 


  Kristin Kahler

  Township of L’Anse Clerk