Three years of growing concerns
To the Editor:
Dixfield recently held a public hearing on the proposed wind ordinance offered by the select board. From the minutes of the meeting:
“After a lengthy discussion, most citizens agreed that the town needed an 'Up or Down' vote on wind towers in the Town of Dixfield. The Board agreed to hold a workshop to discuss the suggestions from the citizenry with possible inclusion of comments added to the ordinance.The meeting came to a close at 9:25 p.m. with most satisfied that the Board of Selectmen had heard their concerns.”
And from a newspaper article:
“The board will take the dozens of comments and recommendations presented and hold a workshop to decide whether any will be included in the document that will go before voters during the June 12 elections.”
It has been nearly three years since news of a potential wind project on Colonel Holman Mountain came to light. Three years of growing concerns about the impacts such a project will have on a very important part of our town.
Why can’t the board develop an ordinance that would give the voters some comfort in knowing their vote either means they want wind towers or they don’t want wind towers?