Eastern Kings residents will have their say on a proposed wind farm next week at a public meeting.
PEI Energy Corp has submitted a preliminary application to the community for a permit to build a 30 mW Wind Farm.
The organization is asking for a variance in the community’s bylaws to allow for the development.
Since talks began with the municipal council earlier this year several residents have voiced concerns over the development itself and the process in which it was moving forward.
The Eastern Kings Community Association, a group of residents opposed to the project have taken the council to task on the fact both Mayor Grace Cameron and Councillor Bernadette MacInnis were in conflict of interest with any wind farm discussions. They both have connections to property where the wind farm is being proposed.
Most recently the association has pointed out it is time for the public to have their say formally as stipulated in the Subdivision and Development Bylaw.
PEI Energy Corporation, Frontier Power Systems (Project Management Services) and Wood Group (Providing Environmental Assessments) will all be represented at the meeting to be held on Wednesday, July 31 at Eastern Kings Community Centre.
Anyone who wants to speak at the meeting needs to contact the municipal office beforehand and should have a written copy of their comments to be added to the minutes.
Residents will also be able to submit comments for four days following the meeting.
The council is also engaging residents on their search for a new logo for the community.
A preliminary logo is on the website, however, community members are invited to submit their own ideas.
The logo, which will be chosen by council and revealed at a community appreciation dinner planned for November, will be used on letterhead, signage and the community’s website.