It was standing room only at council chambers Tuesday night as hundreds of turbine opponents stormed township hall to urge council to pass the two resolutions — presented by aldermen Lou DiLeonardo and Joanne Chechalk — on the table. From two hours before the 6:30 p.m. start time of Tuesday’s meeting, members of the West Lincoln Glanbrook Wind Action Group protested the two projects proposed for West Lincoln outside township hall. Carrying signs reading “stop the wind turbines” and “health studies before wind turbines.”
They then poured into township hall. Council chambers filled up quickly and Fire Chief Dennis Fisher stood guard at the door ensuring no others entered. The rest remained in the lobby unable to hear the pleas of residents as they made their case to council one by one.
Robert Russo told council how, over Thanksgiving weekend, he drove to Chatham Kent and was distracted by the looming giants there.
“I couldn’t keep my eyes on the road,” said Russo, noting he recently sold his home and, depending on how council voted, would donate $1,500 to the WLGWAG to support its billboard campaign. “I felt car sick.” Read article