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Tompkins supports Enfield wind farm  

Credit:  Andrew Casler | Ithaca Journal | February 4, 2016 | www.ithacajournal.com ~~

Tompkins County lawmakers voted to support Black Oak Wind Farm’s timely development with a standing-room-only crowd in attendance on Thursday night.

About 50 people attended the meeting, and a majority of speakers voiced support for the proposed Enfield wind farm.

The project’s seven, 483-foot-tall, 2.3-megawatt turbines would generate about $133,000 in annual tax revenue during the next 15 years, according to Peter Bardaglio, president of Black Oak Wind Farm’s board of directors.

Tompkins supported the wind farm with a unanimous vote, but lawmaker Dooley Kiefer, D-Cayuga Heights, recused herself because she is an investor in the wind farm.

The resolution will not fast-track any regulatory approvals that the wind farm needs to receive to re-site a turbine, but it does allow Tompkins County to show that it supports the project.

About 20 people from the audience spoke durring a public comment portion of the meeting. The majority of people who spoke in favor of the project also identified themselves as investors, though most added that they did not expect to make much, if any, money from the project any time soon.

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Source:  Andrew Casler | Ithaca Journal | February 4, 2016 | www.ithacajournal.com

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