Town Board Meeting: 9/9/20

Town Board Meeting 9-9-20

*Municipal meetings are never edited*- Approve water payment- Bills / Budget Review / covering checks- Water district questions- Minutes / COVID hearing- Water district 9- Hidden resolutions- Wind ordinance- Next board meeting October 14 at 7 PM- September 17 at 7 PM – Elected officials only meeting at Library- Fire company: Re-paving parking lot, 2 proposals- Violation letter of vacant lot- Review of previous workshop- Public hearing September 30, held where many people can attend at 6:30 PM, will check on a call-in option- Columbus day workshop?- Workshop at 5 PM on October 14, before the Town Board meeting- Budgets for Townline and Highway- New signs at park, 3 fences and pavilion, expressing COVID standards- Building permits & dog licensing- Increase in land value- Reading of letter about highway crew: thanks!- Reading of letter about living residence / windmill project- Point of view of townspeople

Gepostet von Know Your Facts USA am Donnerstag, 10. September 2020

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– Approve water payment

– Bills / Budget Review / covering checks

– Water district questions

– Minutes / COVID hearing

– Water district 9

– Hidden resolutions

– Wind ordinance

– Next board meeting October 14 at 7 PM

– September 17 at 7 PM – Elected officials only meeting at Library

– Fire company: Re-paving parking lot, 2 proposals

– Violation letter of vacant lot

– Review of previous workshop

– Public hearing September 30, held where many people can attend at 6:30 PM, will check on a call-in option

– Columbus day workshop?

– Workshop at 5 PM on October 14, before the Town Board meeting

– Budgets for Townline and Highway

– New signs at park, 3 fences and pavilion, expressing COVID standards

– Building permits & dog licensing

– Increase in land value

– Reading of letter about highway crew: thanks!

– Reading of letter about living residence / windmill project

– Point of view of townspeople

Town of Barre Workshop – 8/19/2020

**Meetings are never edited. 3 hour cut off mark caused a reset in recording, resulting in a small gap in presentation**

Recommendations made & research done considered for town revision of “wind law”

Many factors taken into consideration

87% of what we got back from the town does not want change

63-72% opposed if 100% of Barre responds

No more questions about the surveys

Research done in 2018 about the turbines

Review of the phases

More wind turbine discussions

Shadow flicker hours? Reduction to 25 hours

Construction hours? Monday thru Saturday from 6 AM – 8 PM, with exceptions of cement pouring

Cutting hours takes longer, but plan allows for quiet Sundays

Wavier – Maybe grated? Yes.

Review of the final 5 pages

Recommendations made & research done considered for town revision of “wind law”

Many factors taken into consideration

87% of what we got back from the town does not want change

63-72% opposed if 100% of Barre responds

No more questions about the surveys

Research done in 2018 about the turbines

Review of the phases

More wind turbine discussions

Shadow flicker hours? Reduction to 25 hours

Construction hours? Monday thru Saturday from 6 AM – 8 PM, with exceptions of cement pouring

Cutting hours takes longer, but plan allows for quiet Sundays

Wavier – Maybe grated? Yes.

Review of the final 5 pages

**Meetings are never edited. 3 hour cut off mark caused a reset in recording, resulting in a small gap in…

Gepostet von Know Your Facts USA am Montag, 31. August 2020

Town Board Meeting 7/8/2020

**Municipal meetings are never edited** 1:20 Clarification on intervenor funding and wind ordinance
13:47 Minutes
14:15 Next Board Meeting scheduled for August 12th Will take place in the court room with limited number of people, social distance and facial masks requirements, which may change based on the requirements in that moment
16:30 Wind district 10
16:50 Wind district 9
17:39 Budget transfers for new business
18:20 Public wifi during COVID19
public wifi has been installed in front of the building No password needed, anyone can access from the parking lot- search “Barre Hotspot”
21:15 Harrassment Discrimination training requirement
23:20 New working document on wind law
33:38 Finance
34:30 Park
36:30 Updates
37:53 Planning Board
40:10 Park guidlines and protocols for Little League Practicing and activities Signs to be posted in front of the park- encouraging social distance and wearing facial masks
44:10 Agreement on allocation of funding
56:30 Reopening of court chamber
58:30 Letters

Town of Barre Workshop 6/17/2020

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*Background noise is possible, due to at-home recordings*
Phone call disconnected at 40 minutes, re-connected shortly afterward

Changes made today / 23 hours ago
Stated a year ago that no changes were to be made
Noise concerns at resident’s homes, analysis of sounds
Disconnection
More sound discussions, keeping decibels above or below a certain point
Proper care of the residents
Planning Board: Next Thursday 6/25/20
July 23: County Planning Board Meeting
Town Board: July 8, phone meeting for everybody
Submit forms before July 1, if possible
Still continuing phone call meetings

Letter to Barre Residents

May 10, 2020

Hello Fellow Residents of Barre,

I am getting tired of some board members and another individual at the town meetings saying that the majority of the Barre’s residents support the wind turbine project due to the election results. The election was *not* a referendum on the turbine project. The results of the survey and petitions demonstrate that equating the election with approval of the turbine project would be false. Copies of the survey cards and petition were sent to the NYS Sitting Board to be made part of the official record and they can be viewed online at:

Is it not time that we put a stop to this project due to the health risks it may pose to our residents? Haven’t we as a community already seen enough death and devastation from the coronavirus? We know the turbines will affect the appearance of our serene and tranquil surroundings and have a negative impact on the wildlife. Are your politicians going to gamble with your health for a few dollars? WIND TURBINE SYNDROME is real. Please call or write the Siting Board your senator, and the state legislatures to tell them that you do not want this project. IT IS NOW UP TO EACH RESIDENT IN COMMUNITY TO VOICE HIS AND HER OPION –NOT JUST THE LEASE HOLDERS AND THEIR FAMILIES!!! *note address of where to write or call-Help Your Politicians Make the Right Decision

Please take note of the below facts and figures related to the Industrial Wind Turbine Project:

Town of Barre has about 2000 residents

Election Results: Not just about the Heritage Wind Project

Supervisor

Sean Pogue -377– 56%

Gerald Solazzo- 282– 42%

Total Votes: 675

Town Councilperson

Margaret Swan- 319– 24%

Kerri Richardson- 304– 23%

Cindy Burnside- 279– 21%

LuAnn Tierney- 248– 18%

Brad Driesel-109–8%

(BRAD DRIESEL DROPPED OUT, BUT HIS NAME WAS LEFT ON BALLOT, DRAWING OFF VOTES THAT COULD HAVE GONE TO A REAL CANDIDATE, POSSILY CHANGING THE OUTCOME OF THE ENTIRE ELECTION!)

1. Town Survey conducted in regards to the Heritage Wind Project

290 surveys Accepted

44% Supportive

39% Opposed

8 % Neutral

7% Need More Information

2. Citizens for a Better Barre- Post Card Canvas Total: 538

Supportive- 25– 5%

Opposed- 425– 79%

Number not sure 14– 3%

Number refusing to commit- 29–5%

Number who moved- 41- 8%

NOTE: Canvas did not include Town Board members or individuals who have leases

3. A petition to stop the turbine project was also circulated in Barre New York with a few people not living in Barre who sign it because they would be affected due to their location. Over 500 signatures were gathered and given to the Orleans Legislature.

4. Individuals have attended Town Board meetings and shared that they chose to move from our community, due to the potential construction of industrial wind turbines.

Mr. Rivers

Please post to letters to the editor in the Hub

Alex Nacca 4285 Oak Orchard Road –Albion- New York 14411

Phone 585-283-4576

CONTACT INFORMATION

Everyone call or write a note and inform your elected officials of your desires!

Secretary Burgess at New York State Board on Electric Generation

Siting and Environment

Three Empire State Plaza

Albany, New York 12223-1350

Town Board OF BARRE NEW YORK

Barre Town Hall

14317 West Barre Road

Albion New York 14411

Orleans Hub

170 North Main Street

Albion, New York 14411

Att: Mr. Tom Rivers, Editor

Senator Robert G. Ortt

Albany Office

Room 815

Legislative Office Building

Albany, New York 12247

Phone 518-455-2024 Joe contact

Fax 518-426-6987

Robert Welch Bob contact 716-434-0680 for local office

welch@nysenate.gov

Senator Robert G. Ortt

District Office

175 Walnut Street

Suite 6

Lockport New York 14094

Phone 716-434-0680 Email ORTT@NYSENATE.GOV

Web SITE ORTT.NYSENATE.GOV

Assemblyman Steve Hawley

121 N. Main Street

Suite 100

Albion New York 14411

Phone 585-589-5780 hawley@nyassembly.gov

Town Workshop 4-29-2020

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The first 15 minutes were not able to be captured.

Agenda Items discussed:

– Property taxes were discussed, a public hearing will be needed.

– Sound level ordinances discussed

– It will have to be decided who are the participated residents are vs the non-participating regarding the sound ordinance

Town Workshop Meeting 4-22-2020

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Agenda Items discussed:

– An article will be posted in the Batavia Daily News regarding upcoming workshops to discuss revising the local wind ordinances for the town.

– The meetings are planned to be on Wednesday at 6pm on April 29th, May 6th, and May 13th. Look at the article for more information.

– The meeting was based around wind ordinances being updated to reflect the latest recommendations from the wind turbine companies.

– The new ordinances would be put in place to accommodate new technology and data found in modern wind turbines as the old ordinances may be outdated and constructed based on old data and tech from years ago when wind turbine tech was newer.

– The main recommendation is to increase the height of the turbines. This would be to produce more electricity more efficiently based on the wind patterns of the local region.

– 500ft tall may no longer a practical limitation which is the current ordinance. The wind turbine companies recommend higher (700ft +) to catch the wind to produce more electricity and make the windmills worth the cost.

– In addition to this the safety area around each turbine will have to be increased to accommodate the higher height. (1300 ft or more?)