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CAPE VINCENT, Mar. 24, 2006 (Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News delivered by Newstex) -- Although not one wind turbine has started spinning, energy is already being generated and expended by the town's concerned citizens, who say proposed setbacks for towers aren't stringent enough.
A second proposal for wind farm development in Hartsville - devised by a group of town residents - will be explained at a meeting early next month.
Town boards in Meredith and Bovina in Delaware County dealt with moratoriums on the installation of wind turbines at their meetings Tuesday.
During a general town board meeting on March 9th the Town of Clinton ( Churubusco) was served with an Article 78 which asks the judge to overturn Local Law #1 of 2005 that allowed Wind Energy Facilities in Clinton.
ITALY — As predicted by town officials, there wasn’t much resistance to proposed zoning laws at last night’s public hearing.
Hornby | Hornby Town officials will review a proposed zoning change early next month that could clear the way for the construction of a large wind farm.
ALTONA -- The Town of Altona now has a wind-energy law in place, and Noble Environmental has submitted a wind-farm application there.
CHERRY VALLEY - Cherry Valley town supervisor Tom Garretson said Wednesday that he would not rule out the possibility of a moratorium on wind turbines in the town.
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.
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.
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.
“You do control the fate of your town and the your development through zoning,” Sigurdson said.
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.
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.
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."