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Wind farm zoning proposal tweaked in Hornby

Hornby | The Hornby Town Zoning Revision Committee is ready to give its wind farm application proposal to the town board, possibly at a meeting Feb. 27.

The zoning committee revised parts of the proposal at a meeting Friday night at the Hornby Town Hall, although it said the proposal is still in draft form.

The proposal is in response to California-based Clipper Windpower, Inc.'s desire to put up 30 turbines in Hornby and an additional 10 turbines in the neighboring Schuyler County town of Orange.

The turbines, if erected, will provide renewable energy, jobs and income for some residents and will reduce taxes in the municipalities and school districts, proponents say.

Those opposed say the turbines could harm the environment, the character of the community and pose safety hazards.

At the meeting Friday night, the zoning committee said the turbines will not produce stray energy that would harm farmland and should not interrupt other electric entities.

The special zoning committee in Hornby has met for several months to review existing regulations and determine what changes might be made to the town code.

The zoning committee, which will hold its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 9, said it would like to meet with the town board on Feb. 27, although that date has not been confirmed.
The zoning committee revised parts of the proposal at a meeting Friday night at the Hornby Town Hall, although it said the proposal is still in draft form.

The proposal is in response to California-based Clipper Windpower, Inc.'s desire to put up 30 turbines in Hornby and an additional 10 turbines in the neighboring Schuyler County town of Orange.

The turbines, if erected, will provide renewable energy, jobs and income for some residents and will reduce taxes in the municipalities and school districts, proponents say.

Those opposed say the turbines could harm the environment, the character of the community and pose safety hazards.

At the meeting Friday night, the zoning committee said the turbines will not produce stray energy that would harm farmland and should not interrupt other electric entities.

The special zoning committee in Hornby has met for several months to review existing regulations and determine what changes might be made to the town code.

The zoning committee, which will hold its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 9, said it would like to meet with the town board on Feb. 27, although that date has not been confirmed.

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FEB 11 2006
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