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Don't put wind project in residential/farming area

Who decided they could put this industrial wind project in a residential/agricultural area? We are taxed under a residential rate, but live in an agricultural area. How can the wind company propose measuring distances for safety from noise from the corner of our residence instead of the property line? Nowhere else in any zoning laws does this exception apply. Who gave them that right to use our backyard as their buffer zone? ...The cost of ``free'' wind doesn't figure into it the astronomical cost to upgrade the transmission lines. The utilities passed that cost on to us! We ask that the board study the issues objectively and find their own answers through independent research. There are better choices instead of spending upwards of $200 million for this project. The money could be better spent on education.

Who decided they could put this industrial wind project in a residential/agricultural area? We are taxed under a residential rate, but live in an agricultural area.

How can the wind company propose measuring distances for safety from noise from the corner of our residence instead of the property line? Nowhere else in any zoning laws does this exception apply.

Who gave them that right to use our backyard as their buffer zone?

The Zoning Board is to protect us -property owners and residents - who have lived and paid taxes in Logan County for years. What has happened to our rights?

No other construction project gives itself the right to measure from the wall of a home instead of from a property line. Why is it no longer considered important to protect my property from harmful noise?

Wind energy is so unreliable that power companies have to remain online and running at all times to back up wind energy. So you're not saving any energy. How much power are the turbines taking off the power grid in order to run?

The cost of ``free'' wind doesn't figure into it the astronomical cost to upgrade the transmission lines. The utilities passed that cost on to us!

We ask that the board study... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

Who decided they could put this industrial wind project in a residential/agricultural area? We are taxed under a residential rate, but live in an agricultural area.

How can the wind company propose measuring distances for safety from noise from the corner of our residence instead of the property line? Nowhere else in any zoning laws does this exception apply.

Who gave them that right to use our backyard as their buffer zone?

The Zoning Board is to protect us -property owners and residents - who have lived and paid taxes in Logan County for years. What has happened to our rights?

No other construction project gives itself the right to measure from the wall of a home instead of from a property line. Why is it no longer considered important to protect my property from harmful noise?

Wind energy is so unreliable that power companies have to remain online and running at all times to back up wind energy. So you're not saving any energy. How much power are the turbines taking off the power grid in order to run?

The cost of ``free'' wind doesn't figure into it the astronomical cost to upgrade the transmission lines. The utilities passed that cost on to us!

We ask that the board study the issues objectively and find their own answers through independent research. There are better choices instead of spending upwards of $200 million for this project. The money could be better spent on education.

Much money has been promised to the schools, but there has been little discussion about how much the state aid formula to our schools may be reduced because of this project. It is our tax money that will be paying for this through federal credits, tax breaks and enterprise zones which reduce tax monies to our state. 


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MAY 3 2008
https://www.windaction.org/posts/14772-don-t-put-wind-project-in-residential-farming-area
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