[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Golf club sues town to stop wind project  

Credit:  By Johanna Seltz, Town Correspondent, www.boston.com 12 January 2011 ~~

MILTON – The Granite Links Golf Club at Quarry Hills is suing the town to stop construction of a $6.2 million wind turbine on land next to the golf course.

In a suit filed in Norfolk Superior Court, Quarry Hills says that the turbine would interfere with the golf operation and that Milton’s plan to take a dirt road by eminent domain violates a lease agreement.

The golf club, which straddles the Quincy-Milton line, was built on land once occupied by granite quarries and the old Milton landfill, with fill imported from Boston’s Big Dig used to sculpt the landscape. The private company that operates Granite Links has a 50-year lease with Quincy and Milton to use the publicly owned land.

The suit asks for both a preliminary and permanent injunction to stop the project, which still needs approval from the town Conservation Commission.

“We’re going to be meeting with our attorneys and will prepare our response; we will dispute their claims,” said Marion McEttrick, chairwoman of the Board of Selectmen. “I just think it’s a shame they can’t see their way to supporting the project. It’s very important for the town.”

“It’s really unfair,” said Jeffery Tocchio, attorney for Quarry Hills. “People are trying to vilify [Quarry Hills] as evil developers. The developer in this instance is the town of Milton.”

Source:  By Johanna Seltz, Town Correspondent, www.boston.com 12 January 2011

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter