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Beekmantown Residents Concerned Over Wind Farm Construction

BEEKMANTOWN, N.Y. -- About 100 people were at a Beekmantown Zoning Board meeting Wednesday night to voice their concern about a potential wind farm project, NewsChannel 5 reported.

Windhorse Power Company's plans call for up to 13 turbines to be constructed, each one about 460 feet high.

The turbines would go along Rand Hill Road in Beekmantown on about 700 acres of land.

At Wednesday night's meeting, the company officials had studies on what the turbines would look like and how they would sound.

However, some neighbors are concerned about the speed of the project and said the town hasn't been informed every step of the way.

"I feel like I have been put into this position of needing to oppose this project because of the way it's been done," said Colleen Anstett, who's moving to the town. "Because, like I say, I support wind power; I support alternative energy. I think it's something we need to do."

Beekmantown is just one of several communities in the region considering wind farms, along with Altona, Ellenburg and Clinton.

On Monday night, the entire town council voted in support of a 12-month moratorium on future wind farms.

Windhorse Power Company is exempt from that moratorium.

Windhorse Power Company's plans call for up to 13 turbines to be constructed, each one about 460 feet high.
 
The turbines would go along Rand Hill Road in Beekmantown on about 700 acres of land.
 
At Wednesday night's meeting, the company officials had studies on what the turbines would look like and how they would sound.
 
However, some neighbors are concerned about the speed of the project and said the town hasn't been informed every step of the way.
 
"I feel like I have been put into this position of needing to oppose this project because of the way it's been done," said Colleen Anstett, who's moving to the town. "Because, like I say, I support wind power; I support alternative energy. I think it's something we need to do."
 
Beekmantown is just one of several communities in the region considering wind farms, along with Altona, Ellenburg and Clinton.
 
On Monday night, the entire town council voted in support of a 12-month moratorium on future wind farms.
 
Windhorse Power Company is exempt from that moratorium.


Source: http://www.thechamplainchan...

MAR 23 2006
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