Lewis County legislators appoint highway chief, amend wind project PILOT
The original PILOT agreement, adopted in 2010, stipulated that commercial operation begin by Dec. 31, 2013. The resolution approved Wednesday will remove that end date, insert language showing that the developer is not able to make any representations on when the project will be completed and give the company the option of seeking a mortgage tax exemption.
June 21, 2012
by Steve Virkler
in Watertown Daily Times
LOWVILLE - Lewis County legislators on Wednesday removed the interim tag from their highway superintendent and gave a wind developer more time to undertake a proposed 39-turbine project in Martinsburg.
Legislators voted 6-4 to appoint David L. Becker, Martinsburg, as highway superintendent at an annual base salary of $60,000. Legislators Philip C. Hathway, R-Harrisville; Charles R. Fanning, R-Copenhagen; Michael A. Tabolt, R-Croghan, and Jerry H. King, R-West Leyden, opposed the appointment.
The four dissenters had advocated dropping the salary to $59,000, but they did not have enough votes to amend it.
Right after the vote, Legislator Paul M. Stanford, D-Watson, said he thought... [continue via Web link]