Last evening in Logan County, Ohio, the Logan County Commissioners listened for 3.5 hours to proponents and opponents of the Scioto Ridge wind project proposed for Hardin and Logan Counties. Well, actually, they listened to opponents because the proponents didn’t show up–OR–chose not to speak up.
130 signed in but the number exceeded that as not all signed in. The crowd was substantial with individuals arriving after the start time of 4 pm.
Speakers numbered 35-40. And what a presentation we experienced–well spoken, upset, concerned, frightened, confident and determined individuals expressing their views on the presence of Scioto Ridge, denial of the PILOT and wind factories in LC. From the noted experts to the victims in the Scioto Ridge footprint and beyond, clear direction was stated to the LC commissioners.–NO PILOT. No wind development in Logan County.
The LCC were not required to hold such a meeting, but because of the unrest, dissatisfaction, confusion and misrepresentation of the truth that EverPower’s presence has caused here, they scheduled this meeting to listen to those who asked to be heard. And they certainly got an earful. If they heed the voices of MANY constituents, they will deny EverPower the PILOT. And if EverPower officials are to be believed, they have said they will not build in LC without a PILOT.
Thanks again–over and over–for the support demonstrated at the meeting–Logan County is our home. And industrial wind is not welcome here–not EverPower–nor any wind developer.
And now we wait for a PILOT decision from the Logan County Commissioners. June 21 is the final day for that decision.
And if you have not yet contacted the Logan County Commissioners to share your opinion or if you would like to remind them again….and again……their contact information is included in the Fight the Wind ad on page 20 of the first Examiner link. Call them, email them or send them a letter.
Lest they forget. 937 599-7283 firstname.lastname@example.org
It was a notable event. Thank you for your support….
EverPower Wind Holdings wants to build 18 wind turbines in Logan County. They have filed a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) application with the county commissioners in hopes of getting permanent tax abatement…
All except one were from Ohio. An anti-turbine activist from Michigan hopes that the problems in Michigan do not reoccur in Ohio….
All of the townships surrounding the area for the proposed turbines have either voiced opposition or have passed resolutions against the projects. The commissioners feel that with any tax abatement proposal, township feedback is needed.