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Also on Monday night's agenda is a resolution to introduce a law that would not allow property tax exemptions on land used for solar or wind energy systems or for farm waste energy systems.
The talk of wind turbine construction continued in two towns Wednesday night at the municipalities' respective board meetings.
Meredith resident Dr. Kenneth Jaffe's presentation to the Town of Meredith Planning Board on the proposed industrial scale wind plant (=> 100 wind turbines, each over 400 feet tall) within the framework of Meredith's recently adopted vision statement that reads: We must preserve and maintain the Town of Meredith’s historic, agricultural and rural character. We must guide development to meet the economic, social and recreational needs of all residents. We must foster a unified community while maintaining the ambiance of a small rural town with the uniqueness that is Meredith. We must realize this vision in an efficient, cost-effective manner.Editor's Note: Dr. Jaffe's report on the safely issues related to ice throws is available via the link below.
Meteorological towers to test wind speed and direction have been installed in the towns of Walton, Tompkins and Meredith to determine whether those sites would be suitable for wind turbines, officials said Wednesday.
Hornby | Officials continue to scrutinize plans for a 40-turbine wind farm in the town of Hornby region, with a special zoning committee meeting set to take place there at 6:30 p.m. today.
HERKIMER - Three residents made their point perfectly clear to county legislators during Wednesday night's meeting: town officials where local windmill projects have been proposed want more say in ongoing negotiations between the county and wind energy companies.
LYONS — The town and the village both plan to pursue zoning laws to regulate where and how wind farms and windmills could operate.
I have been an unabashed critic of large scale industrial development for Cherry Valley from the very beginning. The experience of working on two very sophisticated planning documents made me believe that the large footprint turbines bring to the town will do irreversible damage to Cherry Valley’s future.
“You do control the fate of your town and the your development through zoning,” Sigurdson said.
ALTONA -- Altona Town Council didn't vote last week on the proposed local law that would allow companies to apply to build wind-energy projects.
Tonight, a public hearing in Altona invites comment on a proposed wind-energy law there, which would regulate such projects as one Noble Environmental Power wants to build.
Senator Kevin Parker's (et al) bill calls for a siting process for wind production facilities and seeks a report with recommendations for an overall sitings plan. The bill was introduced on 1/27/05 and is currently (1/4/06) before the Energy & Telecommunications Committee.
That the towns have accepted applications doesn't mean the wind farms will be built, Spitzer emphasized. "This is just the very first step. The towns won't make decisions for many, many months. "In no way is this indication of approval of the project."
Reunion's announcement comes just ahead of a call for a state-wide moratorium on siting wind turbines from Otsego 2000, an environmental advocacy organization based in Cooperstown.
The legislature needs to be involved in the RPS process. It is a crime to raise hundreds of millions of dollars and then fritter it away on projects that in the end will not reduce emissions.
VAN HORNESVILLE - The towns of Stark and Warren have arranged for the state Department of Agriculture and Markets to present an informational program on windmills Dec. 19, exploring the pros and cons of wind turbine projects as they relate to the impact on agricultural land.
Bath | A proposed wind farm in Prattsburgh cleared a major hurdle Thursday after the Steuben County Indus-trial Development Agency approved a final environmental statement on the project.
As more private wind farm developers intensify efforts to find suitable sites for their projects, more communities are faced with the dilemma of what to do about them.
Some local leaders think Wayne County’s wind-swept drumlins could be used to manage high energy costs.