Ferdinand â€” For the second time in the same week, the Board of Governors for the Unified Towns and Gores of Essex County (UTG) scrutinized and modified a wind energy proposal from Seneca Mountain Wind (SMW) developers Eolian Wind Energy. Last Thursday evening, at their own log cabin municipal office building in Ferdinand, the five-member board closely considered and re-considered the exact wording and process for a proposal and non-binding survey vote regarding the future of industrial wind projects in the northern Essex County community. In the end, the board decided to enclose the one-page letter from the board with the survey printed on the bottom in the same envelope as the 14-page draft proposal from SMW.
Earlier in the day November 14, at a special joint meeting of the Town of Brighton Selectboard and Planning Commission held at noon, a letter was drafted from Brighton to the UTG board cautioning them â€śnot to do Eolianâ€™s work for them by sending out what is in reality a fancy brochure with your name associated with it.â€ťâ€¦ â€śBuyer beware is a valid concern,â€ť the document read. That letter however, was not read aloud during the Thursday evening meeting at the UTG. UTG Supervisor Gina Vigneault said that the board members had each received a copy. â€śBut frankly, at this point they really donâ€™t care too much what anyone else has to say. They want to hear from their own people,â€ť she said.
Please see the Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.