We have lived for 48 years in a part of town where we would generally not see or hear
the wind turbines. Initially we also could not believe that the quietness of the wind could harm anyone.
The company proposing the project would have you believe that you could live directly beneath one of these monsters and the bad effects could be controlled so you could live a normal life and experience no discomfort.
We listened to the stories of the people in Freedom and other communities who do live near the turbines. They tell a very different story of disruption and discomfort. The ownership of most of these projects changes after they are built. It then becomes difficult to find who is responsible when trouble arises.
The revenue benefits from projects such as this are much less than you would think. The electricity produced, contrary to the beliefs of some, goes into the “grid” and does not directly benefit your electric bill here in Frankfort.
We feel we have some responsibility for the welfare and well-being of all residents, including those most potentially affected by noise and flicker. The committee has devoted its energy to studying the research that has been generated worldwide to help promote the health and well-being of vulnerable people. The results of its work is an ordinance that is generally compatible with similar ordinances already approved in many neighboring communities. It deserves your support.
Norris and Judy Staples
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