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 […]

No Confidence in Bono’s Leadership

To the Editor:

(Madison, NY – March 2013) As an advocate of wind power, but worried about having gigantic industrial machinery around peoples’ homes, I’ve heard talk that Town of Madison public servants, people we elected, are not acting on a “wind law” to protect our Town. So I read the proposed law, and attended […]

Workshop ‘Hot Potato’ a bit of March Madness

To the Editor:

(Madison, NY – March 2013) I am dismayed and alarmed at the failure of Madison’s Planning and Town Boards to take any meaningful action regarding the revised Wind Law submitted to the Planning Board in mid-January by the Wind Advisory Committee, a committee established by the Town Board.

Despite numerous questions raised […]

Wind Advisory Committee ‘Officially Discharged’

Proposed Wind Power Facilities Law Now Before Planning Board

By Chris Hoffman

(Madison, NY- Feb. 2013) On Feb. 6, at the regular meeting of the Planning Board of the Town of Madison, Roger Williams, Chairman of the Wind Advisory Committee and also Chairman of the Planning Board, presented a proposed Wind Power Facilities Law and […]

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 […]

I Could Have Told You That

 

Think Local

By Chris Hoffman

(Madison, NY – May 2012) Last month, at a Town of Madison Planning Board meeting, Sphere Development came before the Board to request approval of a subdivision of the land it owns where Madison Market Place is located. Sphere wants to subdivide the existing large parcel and create […]

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 […]

This is a War, a Guerrilla War

 

Think Local

By Chris Hoffman

(Madison, Hamilton, NY – March 2012) On the evening of March 21, a large group of residents from the Towns of Madison and Hamilton and the Village of Hamilton met to discuss strategy for opposing the proposed Rolling Upland Hills Wind Farm (RUHWF). The speaker for the evening […]

Residents Insist on Being Heard

Crowd overflows at Town of Madison Planning Board meeting

By Chris Hoffman

(Madison, NY – March 2012) The Planning Board of the Town of Madison held its regularly scheduled meeting on March 7 at the Town Hall. Planning Board members are Roger Williams (Chair), Paul Crovella, Bruce Tanner, Mitch Hoffmeister, John Mancino, James Finch, and […]