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

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