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Town's aggressive push for wind harming Cape Vincent

The town supervisor talks of how the record shows, where there is municipal water service, the building of homes will follow. What he fails to mention is that where there is the possibility of an industrial wind park that the "for sale" signs start to show up in the area as one can plainly see when driving through the village of Cape Vincent, including the one on Mr. Rienbeck's house which has been for sale for well over a year.

As the owner of one of the 100 new homes built in Cape Vincent between 2004 and 2008 I feel I must respond to the Cape Vincent Supervisor's letter to the editor.

The Supervisor says that I did not build here with the thought that the town is dying and he is absolutely correct. I moved here from New Jersey because I believed that this was one of the most beautiful areas that I have ever seen. When we bought the property in 2003 we loved it here so much that we spent every holiday and long weekend that we could and camped on the property until such time as we could build our home. The house was built in 2004 and we retired here in 2005. At no time during those two years did we hear a thing about an Industrial Wind Park that was being planned at secret meetings held in the town office. In 2006 my husband went to the town office to obtain a permit to build a shop. He walked in on one of those meetings in the supervisor's office and still we knew nothing of the plan that he had for our area.

The town supervisor talks of how the record shows, where there is municipal water service, the building of homes will follow. What he fails to mention is that where there is the possibility of an industrial wind park that the "for sale" signs start to show up in the area as one can plainly see when driving through the village of Cape Vincent, including the one on Mr. Rienbeck's... [truncated due to possible copyright]  

As the owner of one of the 100 new homes built in Cape Vincent between 2004 and 2008 I feel I must respond to the Cape Vincent Supervisor's letter to the editor.

The Supervisor says that I did not build here with the thought that the town is dying and he is absolutely correct. I moved here from New Jersey because I believed that this was one of the most beautiful areas that I have ever seen. When we bought the property in 2003 we loved it here so much that we spent every holiday and long weekend that we could and camped on the property until such time as we could build our home. The house was built in 2004 and we retired here in 2005. At no time during those two years did we hear a thing about an Industrial Wind Park that was being planned at secret meetings held in the town office. In 2006 my husband went to the town office to obtain a permit to build a shop. He walked in on one of those meetings in the supervisor's office and still we knew nothing of the plan that he had for our area.

The town supervisor talks of how the record shows, where there is municipal water service, the building of homes will follow. What he fails to mention is that where there is the possibility of an industrial wind park that the "for sale" signs start to show up in the area as one can plainly see when driving through the village of Cape Vincent, including the one on Mr. Rienbeck's house which has been for sale for well over a year.

Supervisor Rienbeck may believe that his water districts have breathed new life into Cape Vincent but the wind farm that he is so aggressively pursuing is sucking the life out of the dreams of a beautiful tranquil retirement that many of us came here with. And if Mr. Rienbeck believes that the industrial wind farms are really good for the taxpayers he might want to read another "Letter to the Editor" that I just came across in the Batavia News.


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JUN 17 2009
https://www.windaction.org/posts/20719-town-s-aggressive-push-for-wind-harming-cape-vincent
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