On Nov. 28, Steve Rutigliano stated in his letter that eminent domain is being used here in Jefferson County. This is not true. The right of eminent domain is power belonging to the government by which private property may be taken for public use. Look it up in the dictionary.
Article X is not an eminent domain situation. If the towns of Cape Vincent and Lyme would make reasonable zoning laws, they would not lose their so-called home rule. It seems both town planning boards have not used common sense on anything pertaining to wind turbines. These turbines are not going to be near the water or on shore lots. They will only be on interior farmland.
It is not the overwhelming majority of both towns who are against them; its the overwhelming majority of the people who want them.
These awesome structures are a tourist attraction. They help the tax base by encouraging people to build homes, spend money and will help plan for businesses to start here.
Statements written by Mr. Rutigliano are not proven on a percentage basis of what can be produced by a turbine or a standard generator. Now is the right time to build these turbines, as all other fuel costs are going higher and higher.
As stated earlier at a public forum, most school tax rates would remain at about the same for approximately 15 years.
Three Mile Bay