Wind companies active in Enniskillen Township

enniskillenBy Paul Morden, Sarnia Observer
The “divisive” wind energy debate is heating up in Enniskillen Township, says Mayor Kevin Marriott. Representatives of several wind companies have been approaching Enniskillen landowners, Marriott said. “I would say there are three (companies) involved” with projects proposed for sites across the rural central Lambton County township that surrounds Petrolia, he said.

Wind farms were proposed for Enniskillen several years ago but the issue had gone quiet until recently, he said. “A year ago we thought we were lucky, and now we’re kind of right into the frying pan here.” Marriott said township council hasn’t taken a position yet on wind turbines, or been formally approached by any wind companies. “I’ve been told they are in the neighbourhood talking to landowners, trying to get a feel for what the consensus would be before they do actually approach council.”

Marriott is attending the Rural Ontario Municipal Association conference in Toronto this week where he said township officials are attempting to learn more about the issue. The recent Ontario throne speech, following the swearing-in of new Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne, promised communities would have a say in the location of new energy projects. “We don’t want to rush into a decision until we find out what the premier has up her sleeve,” Marriott said. Read article

8 thoughts on “Wind companies active in Enniskillen Township

  1. Where the hell has Enniskillen Mayor Kevin Marriott and his council been these last five years?

    “They’re not sure what to think of the whole thing”.
    “It’s kind of hard to know what’s right and what’s not right”. Oh my, oh gee.

    You would have thought by his reaction and comments that the IWT issue had started up sometime in the last few days, or maybe late last night after the Oscars.

    Well hey Goober, give your head a shake. Have you ever heard of the word “pro-active”?

    Spend more time educating yourself on these matters and less time staring into your double-double down at Timmy’s. Tell me about it, oh ya, oh ya. Unbelievable.

    • I’d be willing to be bet that this goof didn’t even bother to reply to Wainfleet’s symposium invitation. Wainfleet, where’s that? Mayor April Jeffs? Never heard tell, but somebody told me she has nice gams …

      Any more of these reports and I’ll become as rabid as The Big Green Lie under a full moon. GRRRRR!

  2. Whoever said ignorance is bliss…..has never dealt with IWT’s, or the wind industry. EDUCATE YOURSELVES….before it’s too late.

  3. But the PEOPLE of Enniskillen are putting on a public information night March 7, Just as the folks in Middlesex Centre did a couple of weeks ago. That’s what I like about all this – that PEOPLE are standing up and organizing themselves – not waiting for governments or councils or unions to do something. So far as I know, in every case of councils passing moratorium requests, they have responded to their community – not led them.

    • Sylvan Bob…… Unless, of course, you are talking about Municipalities, other than places like Haldimand, where we’ve had a moratorium in place for some time and yet the building goes on with what certainly appears to be the unqualified support of our Council. Unfortunately moratoriums mean NOTHING….at least in Haldimand! (Witness our Mayor’s ad for “all things ‘green’ ” in support of Samsung.) I guess this is their idea of “responding to their community”!

  4. The Mayor of Enniskillen has either been bought off already or he is extremely stupid!
    Those ‘three’ wind energy companies and their carpetbaggers will have already found landowners ready and willing to throw their neighbours under the bus and sign contracts!
    ROMA will just give him the excuse, when the wind crooks begin their public meetings in his town, to claim he didn’t know what was happening…………….
    If anywhere needs recall legislation for their politicians, both local and provincial, it is Ontario!
    Andrew Watts

    • Mayor Marriott: The prize
      – will it be behind door #1 – door #2 – or, door #3?

      ‘[excerpt] Marriott said township council hasn’t taken a position yet on wind turbines, or been formally approached by any wind companies.

      “I’ve been told they are in the neighbourhood talking to landowners, trying to get a feel for what the consensus would be before they do actually approach council.”

      Marriott is attending the Rural Ontario Municipal Association conference in Toronto this week where he said township officials are attempting to learn more about the issue.

      The recent Ontario throne speech, following the swearing-in of new Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne, promised communities would have a say in the location of new energy projects.

      “We don’t want to rush into a decision until we find out what the premier has up her sleeve,” Marriott said.’

      Whoops! I meant ‘sleeve’ – not ‘door’
      Awareness – we can believe in.
      Ugh!

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