Work on wind turbine access roads to begin soon
"We still have a lot of work to do, like negotiating the [payment in lieu of taxes] agreement and reviewing plans," said Christine Dobbert, Florida town administrator. "They [the developers] are hoping for a start in September, and we are optimistic that the project will move forward quickly."
July 10, 2010
by Scott Stafford
in North Adams Transcript
FLORIDA -- Now that the court challenge is over, town and company officials anticipate the beginning of work soon on access roads to the sites for 20 wind turbines in Florida and Monroe, even though the estimated cost of the project has more than doubled during protracted legal wrangling.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday ruled against the last legal challenge to the Hoosac Wind project.
"This development clears us to move forward with the finer details," said Paul Copleman, a spokesman for Iberdrola Renewables, which owns New England Wind LLC, the developer of the project. "The goal is... [continue via Web link]