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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Potter Commissioners Set Hearing To Hear Input On Proposed Wind Facility Regulations

Sept. 2, 2008

COUDERSPORT -- The Potter County Board of Commissioners will hold a hearing on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7 pm in the courthouse to receive input from the public on regulations covering industrial wind energy facilities in Potter County.

Commissioners Doug Morley, Susan Kefover and Paul Heimel will receive comments in preparation for formally advertising their intent to adopt amendments to the Potter County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance. An early draft of the commissioners' proposed ordinance was shared with the public on Aug. 18 and the board is encouraging citizens to comment on those provisions or other aspects of industrial wind development at the Sept. 11 hearing.

Copies of the draft ordinance are available at the commissioners' office in the Gunzburger Building, 1 North Main Street, Coudersport, or on the county government's website: www.pottercountypa.net.

The county's website doesn't bring it up for me but you can read them here.

Lucinda Weakland said...

Sorry for any incovenience. Until we have more time and resources to make our web site a little more sophisticated, it is viewed best from Internet Explorer. I will be happy to provide a Word copy to anyone needing it as well. Just contact me at lweakland@pottercountypa.net.

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Lucinda Weakland said...

Sorry for any incovenience. Until we have more time and resources to make our web site a little more sophisticated, it is viewed best from Internet Explorer. I will be happy to provide a Word copy to anyone needing it as well. Just contact me at lweakland@pottercountypa.net.

Anonymous said...

Please try to attend this meeting if you have any concerns on the wind turbine issue. The wind companys want to put wind turbines in everyones back yard. We are all targets at this point. If you have an opinion, this is the meeting. Once again, please try to attend.

Anonymous said...

We are all targets??????? Wow.

Anonymous said...

"The wind companys want to put wind turbines in everyones back yard."

Your kidding right? Do you really think this way? Sad!

Anonymous said...

If you don't understand this, you don't understand how big corporations function.

T. Boone Pickens said it best, Its about the money first.

Anonymous said...

Again with the turbines? and why wouldnt everyone want one of those things in there yard. Yeah it might look like hell but at least it would match the rest of the towns around here.

Anonymous said...

Wake up and smell the coffee! This is all about corporate greed and political corruption. It's all about money. Start doing your own research and you'll see how huge this issue is.

There's no upside to this for Potter County. Everyone is concerned about real estate values, pointing out how hard the area was hit with the Adelphia bankruptcy. People living within ear shot and eye sight of these monstrous machines will be hurt again - maybe even worse this time. How many new people want to move into Potter County? And how many of those want to live next to a wind turbine? We moved here for peace and quiet - I imagine most new people moving in are looking for the same thing. People who live near wind turbines might never be able to sell their homes. Much of our finances are tied up in our home. The loss of that value will be financially devastating.

There are what too many "what if's" and the potential for harm to those with no control over development is huge. The County ordinance includes provisions for nearby property owners to waive set-back requirements. So if a landowner wants to lease and his neighbors don't care, the development can proceed. The County's proposed set-backs will protect property owners who do not want these wind turbines near their homes and otherwise would not have the power to stop it. I live in Sweden Township and their ordinance with their 750 foot set-back provides me with no protection, and that really scares me.

Anonymous said...

Leave it to the narrow minded to bitch again. The in everyone's backyard mentality is so sad. First of all there are many tests and years of reserarch before a wind turbine can even be considered. So many more people will not be effected as will be that it is not funny. Leave it to the people with blinders on that do all the complaining on issues that probably don't even concern them. People in the borough complaining about Sweden Hill issues. Typical Coudersport

MAC said...

"So many more people will not be effected as will be that it is not funny."

Let me get this straight. If it doesn't directly affect me, I shouldn't care? Sounds pretty cold hearted.

It takes courage to stand up and take a position, and bravo for those who are standing up, regardless of personal investment.

I've been researching the topic and I'm finding a lot more negative than positive. That alone says something's wrong. The County and all Townships need to proceed with extreme caution.

Anonymous said...

Meeting tonight... same place, same time.

Anonymous said...

I dont want neighbors to have junk in their yard, I want their grass mowed to a certain length, I dont want loud exhaust systems driving by my home, etc.
Maybe I will start a Protesting group to cater to my needs.
Maybe we can call it NEIGHBOR WATCH.