A tough crowd turns out for wind farm meeting in Alexandria
Cherien has met with residents in Alexandria and surrounding towns several times in the past year about Wild Meadows wind farm, which would go on ridgelines visible to Newfound Lake and Cardigan Mountain. Tuesday night, he explained that the $150 million project had been reduced in size and scope to meet the concerns of residents.
Cherien said the project would generate lots of local jobs and benefit area towns substantially — Alexandria would be getting about $400,000 each year from the project. He disputed claims that the project would not help the state.
Concerns about damage to property values and the potential effects of wind towers on the beauty of the region — and on the tourist dollars that go with it — surfaced frequently.Kathy Pendleton of Mountain View Road said the proposal, which would put eight towers in Alexandria and 15 in Danbury, would result in several turbine towers directly in front of her home’s beautiful view.
Resident Bob Piehler agreed. Wind towers “are cute from 50 miles away, but they are not cute if they are a mile away,” he said.
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