A "yes" vote for the Rumford wind ordinance
To the Editor:
No matter if you like industrial wind or you do not, you must vote "yes" on November 8th for the Rumford Wind Ordinance.
The Rumford select board was very thorough in developing a balanced ordinance that both protects the health and well being of the town while allowing an industrial wind developer to consider Rumford.
If you are for industrial wind, a yes vote will allow a developer to come to Rumford but under the terms of the town and not the weak state model. If you are against wind, a yes vote will control a wind development to protect all of us.
The law does not allow a town to just say no to wind. A properly adopted wind ordinance will help minimize the damage and health effects from a large wind farm. The Rumford ordinance does this.
I urge you to vote yes!