$5M 'gift' from Dufferin Wind comes with strings attached, says mayor
Dufferin Wind Power Inc.'s announcement of a $5 million gift to Melancthon is misleading and premature, according to the municipality's mayor, Bill Hill. ...Hill said the money isn't a gift, but a dollar amount included in a draft agreement with the municipality. The agreement was presented to Melancthon council the day before Dufferin Wind made the announcement.
November 14, 2012
by Bill Tremblay
in Orangeville Banner
Melancthon council, municipal officials reviewing a proposed agreement
Dufferin Wind Power Inc.'s announcement of a $5 million gift to Melancthon is misleading and premature, according to the municipality's mayor, Bill Hill.
On Friday (Nov. 8), Connie Roberts, corporate communications for the company, announced the $5 million endowment to Melancthon during Dufferin Wind's opening of its Shelburne project office.
"Dufferin Wind power is very happy to announce that there is a $5 million gift to the community that is in front of Melancthon council right now," Roberts said. "It's something the company feels very strongly about and is pleased to announce it."
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