Richfield board, energy firm reach agreement on wind farm
The only obstacle to the project at this point is a lawsuit filed by 34 residents who claim the town planning board improperly issued a special use permit to Ridgeline.
That case has been assigned to state Court of Claims Judge Donald Cerio of Madison County. A hearing is expected to be held March 16, said Larry Frigault, one of the citizens battling against the wind farm.
January 24, 2012
by Joe Mahoney
in The Daily Star
RICHFIELD SPRINGS -- A six-turbine wind farm proposed for the town of Richfield got a boost when the town board entered into a host agreement with the developers -- although opponents are vowing to stop the project in court.
"We were very pleased that Richfield's elected representatives have spoken and passed a very strong community-host agreement," said Owen Grant, the project manager for Ridgeline Energy of Albany, the firm that hopes to switch on the 18.4-megawatt wind farm later this year.
Newly elected Richfield Town Supervisor Francis Enjem said the host agreement was approved 3-2 this week after a spirited debate.
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