Antrim to hold hearing on energy deal
The Tuttle Hill project has stirred up some controversy in town.
After disagreement among officials on the plan, the company and selectmen petitioned the state's Site Evaluation Committee - a group made up of members from various state agencies - to take control of the project to decide if and how it can move forward.
November 30, 2011
in Keene Sentinel
ANTRIM - Selectmen will hold a public hearing Wednesday on a deal for payment instead of taxes between the town and the company proposing a wind energy facility on Tuttle Hill.
Antrim Wind Energy, a subsidiary of Portsmouth-based Eolian Renewable Energy, wants to install 10 turbines.
Under the deal, Eolian would pay the town a set amount instead of having its equipment assessed and taxed. The land would be leased and its owner would still pay taxes.
"When you look at this type of entity, it's not like a typical home. A home gets assessed based on a number of criteria, and there... [continue via Web link]