There has already been enough compromising on the proposed Wind Law. Please sign the Wind Law Petition to let the Madison Town board know that you support setbacks of 7X the turbine height from a Non-Participating Property Owner’s property line and a maximum turbine height of 400 feet.
Do it today! This petition will be presented to the board at the June Town Board meeting next Thursday, June 13.
Several people have reported that emails to the town clerk (at the address posted on the Town website) are not going through. Please print your letter and mail it to Supervisor Bono, P.O. Box 66, Madison, NY 13402. Deadline is Wednesday, June 5.
Comments on the proposed Wind Law for the Town of Madison can be submitted by email to the Madison Town Board c/o the Town Clerk at email@example.com. Be sure to include your name and street address. See the post below for a link to the May 23rd draft of the law. Continue reading
The most recent draft of the Windpower Facilities Law for the Town of Madison was posted on the Town’s website on Friday, May 24th. Continue reading
At the May 15 Town Board Wind Law Workshop, Supervisor Bono said “…a lot of work has gone into this and I can live with the 7X [height of a turbine].” Continue reading
By Sean Teehan, Cape Cod Times, April 6, 2013
FALMOUTH — When Mark Cool started getting pressure headaches while gardening on his two woodland acres, he thought he might have a brain tumor.
A doctor suggested allergies, but medication didn’t work, Cool said. Then, his wife and neighbors complained of lost sleep, headaches and tinnitus.
“It wasn’t until that time that I really started saying, ‘Man, the only thing different in the neighborhood … (is) the wind turbine,’” Cool said recently. Continue reading
Jane Welsh is sending the following Letter to the Editor to local news media and asked us to share it with you.
TO THE EDITOR,
The Madison Planning Board’s workshop to consider the Wind Advisory Committee’s proposed wind law was not only a sham, it was also profoundly depressing. I was naïve. I believed that the hard work of the Committee would be appreciated. I was (and still am) proud of the result: a proposed law that represents an honest and thoughtful attempt to balance the interests of those members of this community who wish to live close to and among industrial machines and those who do not. Unfortunately, neither the Committee nor the proposed law has been or will be given honest and thoughtful consideration by the Town’s officials. Continue reading