The Lucknow Sentinel has a letter to the editor detailing a presentation made to the Ashfield Colborne Wawanosh Township Council.
On June 5th past a group of ratepayers made a presentation to ACW Council. The presentation went like this:Read the full letter at the Lucknow Sentinel:
Good evening Reeve, Council members, Council staff, ladies and gentlemen. I’m speaking on behalf of a group of residents, ratepayers and landowners in Ashfield Colborne Wawanosh on the matter of industrial wind turbines. Our comments and requests are directed to the Council members who are in a position to speak to this issue. I would therefore respectfully request Council members to please leave the Council Chambers at this time if they have a pecuniary interest in this matter.
Many people in our municipality are becoming increasingly frustrated and angry with regards to the K2 Wind Power Project specifically, and wind power generally as it is being rolled out in our province. This frustration and anger is not directed at you - far from it. As a matter of fact, we would like to take this opportunity to extend a heartfelt thanks to you for everything you did prior to the passing of the Green Energy and Economy Act and everything you have done since. This would include the By-Law passed on December 21, 2010 and the resolution of January 4, 2011. You have made a consistent effort to listen to people and act accordingly and we thank you for that. It has also been duly noted that Capital Power and K2 have not respected Council’s request in the By-Law for a one thousand meter minimum setback.