Riga adopted a strong ordinance that protected residents, especially those that were non-participant parcel holders in the industrial wind farm development project. Protection came by lengthening the distance between residences and property lines where turbines could be placed. The newly adopted amendments also restricted noise levels to 40 decibels at night, 45 decibels during the day and allowed some corrective measures for recourse in the event of radio and television signal interference.
For taking time and carefully considering the issue, the Riga Township Board received a proper letter of thanks from a grateful, home-grown coalition of dedicated neighbors that invested a great deal of time and finances to tell the board what they believed was the right thing to do.
Dear Riga Township Board,
On behalf of the Interstate Informed Citizens Coalition, and all area residents concerned for the well-being of their family, we express our deep gratitude and appreciation for adopting an ordinance that first and foremost protects the health and safety of residents.
Going forward we will tirelessly continue to support area township trustees in developing responsible siting regulations that protect the health, safety and welfare of our communities.
Your friends and neighbors in the IICC
This thank-you letter was well deserved and submitting it was an honorable gesture. IICC also deserves thanks for accomplishing some phenomenal work any first class organization could only hope to acheive…great job IICC! Thanks for fighting for my rights too.