Wind Turbine is Responsible, Legal

Joe Coelho, Jr., owner of Safeway Auto, installed the wind turbine behind his business two years ago. Joe Coelho, Jr., owner of Safeway Auto, installed the wind turbine behind his business two years ago.

Joe Coelho, Jr., owner of Safeway Auto, installed the wind turbine behind his business two years ago.

Joe Coelho, Jr., owner of Safeway Auto, installed the wind turbine behind his business two years ago.

Several people with whom I have talked are upset about the criticism leveled at the wind turbine on the property of the Safe Way Auto Body shop. From all reports, Joe Coelho fulfilled his due diligence requirements in obtaining engineers’ examinations of the site and permits from the Town of Bristol.

Apparently, the family that lives behind the auto body shop objects to the “whish” sound of the propellers in a strong wind. It’s strange that there have been no complaints from other residential owners adjacent to or near the property. Perhaps the complainant hasn’t investigated the planting of the fast growing type of arbor vitae hedge or trees that would effect a sound and sight barrier. Obviously these things take time, but they are effective.

Mr. Coelho, owner of Safe Way Auto Body, is a highly respected member of the Bristol community. In fact, he was Grand Marshall of the 4th of July parade a few years back. He certainly was in compliance with all codes before the erection of the wind turbine. I hope those who represent our legal system and the members of our Town Council are fully aware of the need of saving energy and moving forward with such legal devices as wind turbines in Bristol.

Sandra Landay
1068 Hope St.

One Comment;

  1. Joyce said:

    Bravo. SafeWay did everything in their power to dot their I’s and cross their T’s, and they should not be vilified for their efforts to conserve energy.

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