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Wind will be on November ballot
DIXFIELD- Due to technical difficulties with a wind ordinance drawn up by former selectman Norine Clarke and former chairman of the board Steve Donahue, the town has not had the opportunity to see one on the ballot yet.
According to Town Manager Eugene Skibitsky, the issues arose when the ordinance had a couple legal conflicts with the town’s comprehensive plan.
“As long as our attorneys don’t find anything further that contradicts our comprehensive plan the ordinance will be on the November ballot.”
Last week during the monthly selectmen’s meeting, citizen Norman Mitchell questioned the petition in which he had collected more than 190 signatures.
It was previously reported in this paper, that those signatures were against the development of wind towers in Dixfield. In fact, those signatures were comprised of pro- and anti-wind supporters.
“A lot of people don’t trust the wind companies,” noted Terri Mitchell, Norman’s wife. “We just all feel that we need proper representation on the board of selectmen and we don’t feel we’re getting that. We need local control and not the DEP coming in and telling us what we have to do.”