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Finance Committee recommends school projects

The committee also recommended appropriating $2.5 million to fund the disposition of the town’s two wind turbines. “The $2.5 million is to dismantled and disassemble,” Town Manager Julian M. Suso said. “It is not even to relocate them at this point.”

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The Falmouth Finance Committee at its meeting this week backed $1,295,000 in school capital requests.

The committee also recommended appropriating $2.5 million to fund the disposition of the town’s two wind turbines.

“The $2.5 million is to dismantled and disassemble,” Town Manager Julian M. Suso said. “It is not even to relocate them at this point.”

Committee member Peter J. Hargraves questioned the timing.

“Before we know what we are going to do with them, we are going to spend money to take them down,” Mr. Hargraves said.

Mr. Suso said dismantling the wind turbines “is not imminent.” However, the town is working to relocate and operate its two Vestas 1.65-megawatt, V-82 wind turbines with 80-meter-tall towers from the wastewater treatment plant site on Blacksmith Shop Road to an alternative location outside Falmouth. They will not operate again in town.

In addition, the town does not have a permit to operate Wind 1. Per order of the Falmouth Board of Selectmen, neither turbine will run again in Falmouth. Both will need to come down, and this appropriates the money to do so.

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The following is an excerpt of a longer article

The Falmouth Finance Committee at its meeting this week backed $1,295,000 in school capital requests.

The committee also recommended appropriating $2.5 million to fund the disposition of the town’s two wind turbines.

“The $2.5 million is to dismantled and disassemble,” Town Manager Julian M. Suso said. “It is not even to relocate them at this point.”

Committee member Peter J. Hargraves questioned the timing.

“Before we know what we are going to do with them, we are going to spend money to take them down,” Mr. Hargraves said.

Mr. Suso said dismantling the wind turbines “is not imminent.” However, the town is working to relocate and operate its two Vestas 1.65-megawatt, V-82 wind turbines with 80-meter-tall towers from the wastewater treatment plant site on Blacksmith Shop Road to an alternative location outside Falmouth. They will not operate again in town.

In addition, the town does not have a permit to operate Wind 1. Per order of the Falmouth Board of Selectmen, neither turbine will run again in Falmouth. Both will need to come down, and this appropriates the money to do so.

“If funds are not appropriated for that, we’ll talk with town counsel about that.,” Mr. Suso said. “I don’t know what Plan B is.”


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OCT 18 2019
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