Planning Board’s Workshop is a Sham

To the Editor:

(Town of Madison, NY – April 2013) The Madison Planning Board’s workshop to consider the Wind Advisory Committee’s proposed wind law was not only a sham, it was also profoundly depressing. I was naïve.

I believed that the hard work of the Committee would be appreciated. I was (and still am) proud […]

Wind Advisory Committee to Issue Report

To present at next planning board meeting Feb. 6

Submitted by Jane Welsh

(Madison, NY – Feb. 2013) Last summer, the Town of Madison adopted a law enacting a one year moratorium on the issuance of permits for the construction of wind power facilities in the Town in order to re-evaluate the Town’s existing wind […]

Madison Town Council Adopts Moratorium on Wind Power Facilities

By Chris Hoffman

[Madison, NY – June 28, 2012] At a Special Meeting of the Madison Town Council, with about 75 members of the public in attendance, Councilmen Bradley Dixon, James Lundrigan, and Gregory Reuter, and Town Supervisor Ron Bono voted unanimously to adopt a resolution enacting Local Law #2 of 2012, Town of Madison […]

Public Hearing on Wind dGEIS Draws Full House

Madison Town Supervisor and Town of Hamilton Opposed

By Chris Hoffman

(Town of Madison, NY – April 2012) The crowd at the Public Hearing before the Town of Madison Planning Board nearly filled the 350-seat auditorium at Madison Central School on April 18. The hearing opened at 7 p.m. and more than 40 local residents […]

Residents Question Madison Planning Board

Agree that current wind farm regulations are inadequate

By Chris Hoffman

(Town of Madison, NY – April 2012) At a regular meeting of the Town of Madison’s Planning Board on April 4, about 70 residents raised additional questions about the proposed Rolling Upland Hills Wind Farm.

Joe Koen pointed out that the environmental consultant hired […]

Doesn’t Favor Wind Farm

To the Editor:

(Madison, NY –March 2012) By now, many are aware that the town of Madison is poised to grant a special permit for the construction of a 36-turbine wind farm on either side of Quarterline Road, marching southward from Route 20.

Each turbine will be approximately 500 feet high – nearly as tall […]

Madison Town Board Hears Concerns about Proposed Wind Farm

By Chris Hoffman

(Madison, NY – Feb. 16, 2012) An overflow crowd had to be moved from the Madison Town Hall to the Fire Hall when close to 100 residents turned out on Feb. 16 for the special meeting held to discuss the Wind Turbine Special Use Permit application submitted by Rolling Upland Wind Farm, […]