Originally posted in Finger Lakes Periods
As it prepares to submit remarks at a Feb. 16 hearing on the proposed Trelina Solar Power Heart, the Packwood Serven Pre-Emption Community Association is upset it was denied intervenor funds by the state Board of Electrical Generation Siting and the Setting.
“We are dismayed that our association, an affiliation of property owners who are anxious about the impacts that this photo voltaic farm will have on our local community, was denied in whole any of the set-aside intervenor money,” Association spokesman and Packwood Highway resident Joe Wukitsch stated. “Our affiliation investigated how a single ought to use for those money and what those money may be utilized for.”
The community team sought $40,000 in funding to hire gurus and consultants to evaluation the impacts of the 80 megawatt solar venture in the area of Packwood and Serven roads. By legislation, these money would have been delivered by Trelina.
The siting board denied the Association’s request Jan. 27, detailing that it is not an official bash to the proceedings, and if it had been, its prepared use of the income was not regarded as right or allowable.
The board granted the city of Waterloo’s request for $80,000 in intervenor money, noting the town is a get together to the application system.
Wukitsch mentioned phone calls to many condition places of work and world wide web research discovered no tips or direction relative to what would constitute a constructive positioning for an award.
“We also achieved out to an lawyer who specializes in these issues,” Wukitsch stated. “In a meeting with two of our association’s officers, we were educated that we would have to use our very own economical means 1st to retain him, and that was just for his information on how and the wherefores of transferring ahead.”
Waterloo City Attorney Dennis Benjamin was contacted, but Wukitsch explained he cited a conflict of desire simply because the city also was trying to find intervenor money.
“We issue how the point out can give condition taxpayer subsidies to a company not headquartered in New York [Trelina is based in Juno Beach, Fla.], who has failed to give any fiscal information and facts, and whose reps have strongly mentioned would not be discussed until just after the Article 10 approach is completed relative to host benefits or PILOT settlement,” Wukitsch reported.
Wukitsch mentioned Trelina’s property exceed $125 billion.
“How can a small entity such as the town of Waterloo or our owners affiliation have any development towards any funding to offer a baseline to work from or situation them selves to be certain transparency and accountability?” he asked. “It appears that, at just about every convert, the consequence has been established at a better condition amount.”
Seneca IDA Tables Military Transfer of Depot Land
By David L. Shaw
iting a wish for a lot more time to evaluation the environmental cleanup report, the Seneca County Industrial Improvement Agency has tabled acceptance of land at the former Seneca Army Depot.
The IDA Board of Administrators was scheduled to acknowledge the transfer of deeds to 11 parcels encompassing 283 acres at Thursday’s assembly. Board members explained they will look at the transfer at their March conference if they are pleased with the environmental cleanup report. The IDA would then have to vote to transfer all those qualities to Deer Haven Park and Initial Gentle Systems, businesses that personal depot land in the affected parts.
The transfer is section of pre-current agreements with the two companies.
Also Thursday, the IDA named one of its board members, Jeff Shipley, to fill a vacancy on the county Economic Growth Corp. Board of Administrators. He joins Steve Brusso and Tom Kime on the EDC board.
The EDC achieved right after the IDA adjourned. It voted to accept a $15 enhance, to $690, in the expense of a headstone at Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Romulus. Humphrey Memorials of Herkimer fulfills the cemetery’s orders.
The EDC has operated the cemetery considering that it was established in 2008 and ideas to transfer it to the county by the close of June. The county has appealed to Albany to have the cemetery come to be the very first point out-operate facility of its sort.