Cape Vincent passes wind law, asks Planning Board to terminate BP's application
Also at Wednesday's meeting, landowners in support of wind development submitted a petition that would have forced a supermajority vote to pass the zoning changes, but all of the Town Council's decisions - to pass the zoning law, Comprehensive Plan and resolution to ask the Planning Board to terminate the BP application - were unanimous with four votes.
August 2, 2012
by Jaegun Lee
in Watertown Daily Times
CAPE VINCENT - The Town Council unanimously voted Wednesday morning to adopt a new zoning law that includes strict restrictions on wind turbines and asked the Planning Board to consider terminating BP Wind Energy's application for a wind farm.
Cape Vincent officials said at Wednesday's special meeting that BP's application should be discarded because there has been no activity for a year prior to the town's seven-month wind moratorium - enacted in February - and because the company has already indicated it would ask a state siting board to consider the project.
BP has taken no action since submitting its supplemental draft... [continue via Web link]