Windmills would bring windfall to Sheffield
Sutton voters rejected the proposal in their advisory vote by a ratio of about 6 to 1. Sutton is not interested in negotiating for financial compensation, said Robert Michaud, chairman of the town Planning Commission. He pointed out that the town plan prohibits commercial development on ridgelines.
June 11, 2006
by Tim Johnson
in Burlington Free Press
Six months after Sheffield voters favored a controversial wind farm proposal, the town has settled on a price.
It's roughly a half-million dollars a year, to be paid by the wind-farm company if the project is built, and it would drop the town's municipal tax rate by more than half. The company's proposal calls for 20 turbines on ridgelines in Sheffield and six in the neighboring town of Sutton.
Sutton, where voters overwhelmingly nixed the idea on Town Meeting Day, apparently still want no part of it. No financial negotiations are under way with the company, UPC... [continue via Web link]