East Bloomfield (Ontario County) adopts wind ordinance
The Daily Messenger (8/28) reports that
Tipping its hat to the town Planning Board members and critics who have jousted with them during the drafting of a windmill law, the Town Board on Monday unanimously passed a revised version on its second attempt.
Henderson (Jefferson County) wind project under consideration
From the Watertown Daily Times (9/2)
A fledgling investment group is eyeing the town as a location for a wind power project.
Ronald J. Scrudato has talked to town Supervisor Clyde E. Moore and one landowner. He represents an investment firm so young, it’s name isn’t set yet. But so far, it’s called Delfea and it is based in New Jersey.
Herkimer County conflict allegations
From the Utica Observer-Dispatch (8/30)
At least one Stark Town Board member and three town Zoning Board of Appeals members have signed leases with the developer behind the Jordanville Wind Project, according to Herkimer County property records. Stark town officials said they have been paying close attention to these potential conflicts of interest and have followed legal advice to make sure they haven’t done anything wrong.
Jefferson County wind project tax breaks discussed, criticized
From the Watertown Daily Times (8/31)
Money doesn’t grow on trees, but it may grow on windmills. The developers of the four proposed wind farms in Jefferson County could capitalize on tax breaks and incentives at the federal, state and local levels through their projects. Opponents say the subsidies take taxpayer money and give it to those who already are rich.
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