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A pursuit of folly  

School District 300 has proposed building wind turbines to generate electricity and will spend $55,000 to find out how to go about it.

Apparently the wise owls in our school management do not do much reading or they already would know that wind turbines need high winds to be at all useful and that the Chicago area has low wind speeds most all the time. The “windy city” label describes Chicago’s politicians, not the wind speed. High cost of installation and other problems of noise and bird killing are concerns about the negative aspects of wind turbines, causing more sensible groups to resort to lawsuits to stop such annoying and wasteful projects.

District 300 administrators are feeling flush with the ill-gotten proceeds of the last referendum. The taxpayers are carrying the burden of excessive increases in their real estate taxes, but District 300 carries on with excessive cost increases for more bureaucracy, excessive building costs, large salary increases, and excessive pensions.

This is just a sign that there are other costs yet to come from a dysfunctional administration. When will the school board quit being a rubber stamp?

Jack Roeser


Northwest Herald

6 December 2007

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