by John Divinski, Bayshore Broadcasting 10 May 2012
It doesn’t happen too often but Armow resident Ashley Duncan received applause and a standing ovation from some Kincardine councillors after delivering her address on the pending Samsung/Pattern wind farm development in her area.
Duncan got right to the point, urging council to approve a building permit increase for turbines to 35 thousand dollars apiece — well above the normal going rate. That works out to more than 3.4 million dollars.
She says if the turbine developers are going to move into this area, they usually have plenty of money behind them. Duncan urges Kincardine to get its fair share with a hefty building fee.
She says Samsung/Pattern Energy is planning on 99 turbines in the Armow area, up from the last reported 95. Duncan wants council to stand firm with the municipality-imposed setbacks for turbines, although any developer does not need to heed to anything but the Green Energy Act. read article