The Greenwood wind tower vote will be at the Legion hall at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. A “yes” vote will pass ordinance changes to eliminate the chance for 600-foot towers. It is imperative that those in favor of the changes vote to offset votes by those who are already, or hoping to, profit from a wind farm.
If voters have any doubts about the downside of 600-foot high towers or a close-by wind farm, they should do their own research, or speak with knowledgeable municipal employees where towers now exist to learn the pros and cons. There has been lots of testimony at meetings and in newspapers.
I spoke with employees at two such town offices and was told by both that Greenwood would be better off without a wind farm. They cause many problems, especially financial, and do not create local jobs.
People should speak with people living in the area of towers and hear the many complaints about noise; hear how the industry tries to hide and cover up noise problems; speak with a forester who isn’t representing the wind industry, or a landowner hoping to lease to the wind industry to hear about the vast destruction of entire ecosystems by wind farms.
Most of all, residents must keep in mind that once a wind farm goes up, the town and its residents are married to it, basically, forever. The pristine mountains and lakes, enjoyed by locals, summer residents and tourists alike, will be a thing of the past.
Dwight Mills, Greenwood
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