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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]