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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wind Mill on the Mountain outside of Troy

Wind Mill on the Mountain outside of Troy

I attended a wedding at this location. During the reception 8 wind mills were turning all surrounding the lake. Would not have know they were there unless I saw them, no noise no flicker was noticeable.

Phil Williams

30 comments :

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gourgeos picture. Thank you for sharing this one.

Anonymous said...

Phil,
You had the good fortune of leaving after the wedding.
In Ulysses townsip there will be 7 times this many wind turbines (55).
15 more in neighboring Hector township.
Those of us that are being forced to live among them will never, as long as we live, ever be able to look on the once beautiful hills and not see these monsters.
I don't know the distance you were from these turbines or the weather conditions as far as the sun, but from the picture they appear to be at least 1 mile away. It is very possible you could not here them at that distance. They will be as close as 1400ft from our homes in Ulysses township.
Our fate has been sealed by the Ulysses township supervisors by their vote to permit these monsters. There is no choice left.
I only hope you get to enjoy them every day for the rest of your life by having dozens of them around your home. I have been given no choice.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

LOL

Anonymous said...

Hmm someone who speaks facts and truth. Glad that there are still normal people out there. Nice pic and thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

"Those of us that are being forced to live among them will never, as long as we live, ever be able to look on the once beautiful hills and not see these monsters. "

Nor will you ever, AS LONG AS YOU LIVE, be able to look on this fair county without seeing

power lines
roads
drilling
people who have ugly homes
towns (ok that one might go away at current rates)



If you are trying to say there will be no where you can go in Potter County without the SCREECHING and GRINDING of a turbine being right over your shoulder,

like some bad Twilight Zone episode...

well that is what we like to call hyperbole.



Same old same old. Like a broken record.
God bless the drillers.
God ____ the turbines.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I've been up close to one of those windmills, with more than one around and you can barely hear the noise they make. The only way you can hear them is if you're trying to listen to them. Do some research on the windmills before you go and talk about what an "eyesore" they are. Phil, thank you for sharing this picture with us. It's beautiful. =]

Anonymous said...

A mile away? Come on, thats not a mile away. Dont worry, I will be over every single day to enjoy the majestic sight that is these turbines in Ulysses township. Finally there is a reason to go to Ulysses township. I can show my kids these beautiful works of art and they to will be able to appreciate them. Enjoy them everyone

Anonymous said...

Any regs on casinos in Potter County?

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of Holland, just without all the wooden shoes and such...

Anonymous said...

To Wednesday, October 27, 2010 5:39:00 AM EDT
It seems to me you are trying to get us to believe all 55 turbines will be right near your house and all be visible from there as well. You have no scale with which to judge a mile distance you refer to. I understand you do not like them and that is your right. But to mislead and sensationalize is irresponsible. Don't forget, you knew these were coming before you bought and due diligence was your responsibility. Do not try to blame everyone but yourself. Remember you can always move.

Anonymous said...

Blogger 5:39, you really need to get over it. If you think it is going to be that bad...move.

Anonymous said...

i would love to have my wedding there it is sooo pretty .wonderful idea thanks

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous??? Boy, some people's perception of gorgeous is highly questionable. I find absolutely NOTHING gorgeous about these ugly monster things.

Anonymous said...

a dumb question, but......

once installed do these things always face the same direction as they were installed or are they like wind socks and move based on the prevailing winds..i assume the former..

Anonymous said...

When my husband and I visited California last summer we stood in the middle of a windmill "forest." There were thousands of them! And they were all turning. Funny thing, the only sound we heard was the noise from the truck traffic on the nearby four-lane highway. The windmills were silent and beautiful - both to look at as well as to know what they stand for - clean, renewable energy.

Anonymous said...

I don't think windmills disturb anybody, I have been around them! I would rather have this than the destruction of our water and land from the gas drilling! We need to get off fossil fuel and look elsewhere...nuclear energy, too.

Anonymous said...

funny how different people see things in different ways. beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
my thoughts as a good neighbor are with the person who wrote at 5:39 because i accepted the dare from somebody who researched the noise issue and then i learned about the impact of the noise on human health.
people who have not taken the time to actually learn about that issue have opinions that they think are grounded in fact and that is understandable.
but when you approach the noise issue with an open mind and learn more your opinion might change especially in areas where this industrial development has taken place within even a mile of a residence. unfortunately too many people don't educate themselves.
if they did then you'd have a compromise in ulysses township where turbines would be built and the industry could exist without permanently harming neighbors.
education is the key. period.

Anonymous said...

The windmills are nothing compared to the oil & gas industry in this area ~they are going to ruin the water & no one will want to live in this area in another 15-20 years.

Anonymous said...

Thank you to 2:02.
I am researching and I have found some information already that has me concerned.
At least a year ago I bookmarked a site of the Acoustic Ecology Institute.
It is at acousticecology.org.
The section called "Wind Farm Noise 2009 In Review" is interesting.
More science, less ignorance and less emotion, I say.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture!

Anonymous said...

People who say they are quiet are clueless. They whoosh and there is an annoying hum. If they are so great to look at, why don't they put them near the cities where there is a need for electric generation. It's plain stupid to put them in the wilderness.

Anonymous said...

As the posts here are read, it is easy to see that there are just a coulpe of the same people trying to convince the others that these machines are beautiful.

There is a petition against the construction of wind turbines in Ulysses township that has over 300 signitures. There were dozens of people that attended the public hearing on the wind turbine issue at that meeting.
20 people went on record speaking out against the wind installation. 3 people spoke for them (they were 2 turbine lessors, one a daughter of one of the land lessor and one that jabbered on about nothing.
There was a 10 day comment period after the meeting allowing for more comments.
There were 24 letters written opposing the wind instalation and no letters written in favor of it.
The supervisors chaimed that "their back was against the wall" and ignoring the hundreds of signitures and letters opposing the wind installation in Ulysses township, voted to approve the wind installation.

Now on this blog the couple of "blog a lots" are trying to convince others that these are beautiful pictures and the majority of the people are in favor of the project.

You are only kidding yourselves.
Money is all you are seeing, and their is not much of that.
The proof of that is in the host agreement that the Ulysses township supervisors signed. This agreement is available to the public.
In short, the host agreement has:
1. nothing for reduced electric to anybody
2. Payment to the township is made per megawatt produced with any county, township, state or school taxes deducted from the total.
3. The turbines can not be reassessed for the life of the contract.
4. The contract can not be renegotiated for the life of the contract.
5. The host agreement was written by AES (the wind company).
6. Township road rights of ways were freely given to the wind company.
Get a copy and read it, it will make you laugh.

Go Green Clean Energy said...

7:33:00 PM

No, YOU have made me laugh!

Funny how, you want all the posters and readers to see it YOUR way.

Seems to me YOU are the repeat poster here. I do not see 300 other posters protesting them as you say they have signed a petition.

So be it, sign away, BUT do not continue to make the rest of us change how we feel about them.

If others feel differently about this or any other subject, let it go!!!

AND

Just because some of you are against them does not make it okay for some of you to make people feel they do not "understand" the noise and flicker!

Some of us have traveled far and wide and experienced the turbines so STOP telling people what they have seen and felt!!

2:02:00 PM
You are so right, hats off to you!

5:39:00 AM
What the heck? You must have one hell of a spread up there in Ulysses twp. If you are going to have, "dozens of them around your home. I have been given no choice."
At 1400 feet from your home, I don't think so...Oh, you were slamming others, now I get it!

Enough of this garbage, "IT IS WHAT IT IS"!!!

Anonymous said...

Seriously, you people are complaining because they make a humming and whooshing sound, or they are an eyesore? You make me laugh. Those of you who don't like the windmills, can't find anything else to complain about? I don't hear you complaining about cellphone towers or anything like that. And as far as the oil, yeah they are horrible for what they do. It's not like you'll benefit from it someday or even right now. You wear shoes, you use oil and gas to run your vehicles, heat your homes and cook your food. Yeah, I can see how thats a bad thing. Oh my goodness, what is this world coming to?!

Anonymous said...

7:33:00 PM

1. nothing for reduced electric to anybody

Why should you receive anything from someone else's land investment? Because you live in the area?

2. Payment to the township is made per megawatt produced with any county, township, state or school taxes deducted from the total.

GOOD, let em get tax money, a piece of the pie, they do everything else, so why not?

3. The turbines can not be reassessed for the life of the contract.

Why should they be? Are they going to "add on"?!

4. The contract can not be renegotiated for the life of the contract.

Why should it be? What would the need be for?

5. The host agreement was written by AES (the wind company).

And your mention of this is what exactly?

6. Township road rights of ways were freely given to the wind company.

Why do you care? Have you had to pay for a township road right of way? Are they going to maintain and or repair any damage they cause? What is your point?

What you left out of your statements is this, any and I mean any amount of money the township receives from the turbine company will in fact go into their general budget.

This being said, that means the township would need to use less of the tax money they collect from the property owners for their expenses! And that could mean your property tax could go down. Now scoff all you want but even a few hundred dollars less in any tax a year is better than any increase!!!

9:59:00 PM
You are so right, I agree 7:33:00 PM, It is what it is!

Anonymous said...

12:03:00 PM
The turbines that I viewed, I was close enough to hear the gears that move the direction of the blades over any other noise the blades were making.

The ones I viewed did rotate. Hope that answers your question.

Anonymous said...

"Gorgeous??? Boy, some people's perception of gorgeous is highly questionable. I find absolutely NOTHING gorgeous about these ugly monster things."

HEE HEE HEE,,,,,there ya go,,,,,attacking someone's opinion!!!!! Lets back the Turbine debate up shall we?!?!?!?! When first heard the Turbines might arrive in our "once God's Country" the anti fer everything just got done nailing their last nail inna poster fer their lil .000002 acre lot!!!! Now I don't go to the local dunk and sip,,,,but money bets this is where the anti's agenda was demonized!!!!! Before my cheeks filled a seat atta Township Turbine meeting I did a lil traveling!!!! Its best ta educate oneself before forming an opinion!!! It gives the opinion some weight,,,,almost like a fact ya know?!?!?!?! Cheeks were placed inna seat atta Township Turbine meeting,,,,!!!! Thinkin here there wassa 6 minute "speak yer peace" given ta both sides!!!!! The Turbines Pro's spoke their peace in the alotted time,,,,but most Anti's wanted more time and was rude in demanding it!!!! Now,,,,the Horse Manure the Anti's tried shoveling down the public throats was enough ta fertilize the "once God's Country" ground fer decades!!!! That's no 'Manure!!!!! Upon leaving that meeting and the many more after,,,,,,, I have come to a conclusion,,,,,and that is: The Anti's let the undecided and the against down!!!!! Horse Manure is only good fer nurturing the earth not the minds!!!!!! Hopefully,,,,,the next notorious debate the Anti's will have learned from their previous mistakes!!!!!,,,,,,,don't bet on it though!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

11:38:00 AM
Your opinion has been noted, you do not see the beauty someone else does.
I like the way they look but unlike you, I do not feel the need to slam your opinion.
To each his own.

That is how it is done.

Anonymous said...

there are 5 or more windmilss planned for a hill in reilly hollow near smethport