Citizens of Dixfield need answers
To the Editor:
I am frustrated in the fact that no person, including the Dixfield Town Manager or Dixfield Selectmen has been able to paint a clear picture and provide concrete information regarding the proposed wind tower project for the Colonel Holman ridgeline area.
I am extending an invitation for a representative of Patriot Renewable to call me at my home at (1-207-562-9234) in an effort to obtain the answers to the following questions:
Exactly how many wind towers are being proposed on the Colonel Holman ridgeline in Dixfield?
Exactly where would each tower be placed?
Exactly what would the Town of Dixfield’s valuation be if the towers are established?
Exactly how much money per year per thousand dollars of property valuation would each individual tax payer save in taxes and/or energy?
Exactly how much would the school valuation increase due to the increase in valuation to the Town of Dixfield?
Approximately how many “local” “full-time” “permanent” jobs would be created if this project was in place?
Approximately how much money per year would Patriot Renewable earn on the energy sold out of state to other entities?
Exactly how many acres of forest would be destroyed for each tower?
Exactly how many acres of forest would be destroyed for the new power lines and poles?
Exactly how many acres of forest would be destroyed for the access road to the towers?
What would be the restrictions for land use on the Colonel Holman ridgeline in reference to hiking, snowmobiling, ATV use and hunting?
I am sure there are other taxpaying citizens who reside in the beautiful Town of Dixfield that may have additional questions of their own. These are my personal questions which I feel should be simple to answer. If a Patriot Renewable representative actually calls they can rest assure they will not be engaged in an argumentative conversation. I would simply like these questions answered so I can share the information with my fellow citizens, family and friends. I don’t think this is too much to ask.