Support for proposed Rumford wind facility ordinance
To the Editor:
I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Rumford Board of Selectman and the town manager for the committed effort in producing the Rumford wind facility ordinance.
Under the leadership of the board chair, respect was show for all members of the board and the citizens of the River Valley in its development.
Their goal was to protect the health and well being of the citizens of the Town of Rumford first and foremost, including the rights of a participating landowner.
The process took three tries and two years but much has changed over this time and many of the facts became evident that helped them make the right decisions for Rumford.
This ordinance received unanimous support from the entire board. All members searched for a compromise that was in the best interest of the Rumford citizens, developers and our neighboring communities. What is done in Rumford will have an effect on all communities.
I strongly recommend a "yes" vote on the wind facility ordinance this November. Keep the destiny of our town with their citizens and not what is done in Augusta.