Winds of change

This would be the first project falling under the new law's jurisdiction.

Town Planner Peter Comenzo said the new law would likely be adopted before the town's review of the GE project is completed.

GE officials said they were making their plans in accordance with a potential change in town code.

When asked if GE would consider placing more turbines on its 628-acre plant, Remington said he thought a wind ordinance would allow only limited construction of wind turbines on it's plant.

"At most we could build two or three more," said Remington. "But we have no plans at the current moment."

Remington said he anticipated that the turbine would be a showcase piece for both customers and tourists in the region.

He said that in the future GE may construct a visitor's center to encourage school field trips and attract people from around the region who are interested in learning about the tower.

The planning commission declared itself lead agency for the project. Chairman DiLallo said that all interested and involved parties at the town, state and federal level would be notified.


Vote on this Story by clicking on the Icon


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment