Dear Editor:
Montgomery County Ordinance No. 2009-5 titled “An Ordinance to Regulate Wind Energy Conversion Systems” states the following:
WHEREAS, property owners whose property is in close proximity to wind farms may not benefit financially from such facilities, but may be substantially affected by their construction, operation and maintenance; and
WHEREAS, the construction, operation and maintenance of wind farms may also have a negative impact on the infrastructure of the County; and
WHEREAS, the construction, operation and maintenance of wind farms may also have a negative impact on the environment and natural resources of the County; and
WHEREAS, the construction of wind farms could limit certain types of development within proximity of the wind farms for other commercial/industrial purposes that could also create new jobs in the County.
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The two Wind Farms being proposed for our county are NOT COMMUNITY WIND FARMS. This means they will provide Montgomery County with ZERO electricity. The generated electricity is shipped off to the grid and sold to the contract holder.
Knowing all of the above, why is WIND still be considered for our county especially with all of the new health impacts that have come to light in the past 10 years?
Who is protecting us and our county?
Tracy Slavens,
Waynetown