Two city committees have recommended a moratorium on wind turbines in Rockland.

But city councilors said they saw no need for a moratorium, saying that an existing height ordinance should prevent any commercial wind power projects from being developed.

City Manager Rosemary Kulow informed the City Council at its May 10 meeting that both the Comprehensive Planning Commission and the Energy Efficiency Review Committee had recommended the moratorium. She said the panel did not want the city to simply react if a project was proposed.

No projects have been proposed, she said.

City Councilor Elizabeth Dickerson noted that current city ordinance guards against a commercial wind power project since there is a 75-foot height limit on towers other than communication towers.

Smaller towers would need city approval.

Councilor Brian Harden said he was against a moratorium but would like to see a wind power ordinance developed.

The city manager said the city staff would come up with a recommended wind power ordinance that could be presented to the council and also could be looked at for recommendations from the planning commission and energy committee.

Councilor Tom Molloy said he had supported the possibility of wind power on the city owned land on Dodge Mountain. In 2008, during the peak of the oil price crisis, he said it made sense to consider alternative energy while discussing fuel assistance.

Molloy had said he would want any wind project to be run by a private company with revenues coming back to the city. The city owns 40 acres on Tolman Road.

At this week’s council meeting, however, he said studies show that the location is not economically feasible for commercial wind power production.