logo
Article

Wind can wait 6 more months: Public opinion to be sought, new green power law to be checked

Hornell Evening Tribune|Rob Montana, Staff Writer|December 13, 2006
New YorkGeneralEnergy PolicyZoning/Planning

Wind development may be hovering around Hornellsville, but it will have to wait a bit longer before landing. The Hornellsville town board extended its moratorium for six more months at its meeting Tuesday night, citing a need for further study of the issue. Supervisor Ken Isaman said the town is still working on its wind law, and also is interested to find out about a new state law that could be in effect for green power. “It may actually give more income to municipalities,” he said. “The law that was passed talks about the rest of green power, but not about windmills.” Isaman said the law appears to be a modified type of economic development zone, and it is something he believes the state Legislature will be working on during the early part of 2007.


Wind development may be hovering around Hornellsville, but it will have to wait a bit longer before landing.

The Hornellsville town board extended its moratorium for six more months at its meeting Tuesday night, citing a need for further study of the issue. Supervisor Ken Isaman said the town is still working on its wind law, and also is interested to find out about a new state law that could be in effect for green power.

“It may actually give more income to municipalities,” he said. “The law that was passed talks about the rest of green power, but not about windmills.”

Isaman said the law appears to be a modified type of economic development zone, and it is something he believes the state Legislature will be working on during the early part of 2007.

“It may be a modified economic development pay scale, which may eliminate the PILOT,” he said. “With a modified EDZ, the town would get its full taxes, so would the school, but I’m not sure how it will work.”

The town is sending out a survey to residents, which Isaman expects to have sent out by the end of the week, regarding wind power. He said the survey will be about seven or eight questions, dealing with residents’ impressions of wind power and whether they want it in Hornellsville. Isaman said results of the survey would be taken into consideration when the board makes decisions.

“It’s certainly going to enter into our decision and our windmill law,” he said. “I think we need to know how the general public feels about wind power in Hornellsville.

“There hasn’t been a lot of public comment,” Isaman added. “We’d like to see what the residents’ sentiments are.”


Source:http://www.eveningtribune.com…

Share this post
Follow Us
Donate
Stay Updated

We respect your privacy and never share your contact information. | LEGAL NOTICES

Contact Us

WindAction.org
Lisa Linowes, Executive Director
phone: 603.838.6588

Email contact

General Copyright Statement: Most of the sourced material posted to WindAction.org is posted according to the Fair Use doctrine of copyright law for non-commercial news reporting, education and discussion purposes. Some articles we only show excerpts, and provide links to the original published material. Any article will be removed by request from copyright owner, please send takedown requests to: info@windaction.org

© 2022 INDUSTRIAL WIND ACTION GROUP CORP. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
WEBSITE GENEROUSLY DONATED BY PARKERHILL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION