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August 25, 2013

Aug. 25, 2013: Letters to the editor

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The issue of property value is a major concern. If you cannot sell your property because of the industrial turbines, it is fair to say the value of your home is zero! The fact is, no one wants to buy a house or business located close to the enormous wind farms.

We live 11 miles west of Windfall. We can sit on our front porch and count the blades slowly turning. What is going to happen when the wind turbines are operating at full speed? What new problems will occur?

The energy created by these wind turbines will not benefit our local community. That energy will go to the highest bidder.

We all know that federal government subsidies do not last forever. The government is good at starting projects, but not keeping them funded. Hence, the projects are gone in no time.

When this happens, these industrial wind farm companies will move on, go bankrupt and disappear. Our farmland will have acres and acres of noisy, rusting, leaking industrial wind turbines. They will all be non-operational. Who is going to be responsible for all the destruction left behind?

Again, it will be the taxpayers who will pay the price for decades to come.

Tim and Linda Jarvis

Sharpsville

Tipton needs study on turbines’ effect

After reading the papers recently, it would seem our Tipton County officials are relying to a certain degree on information provided them by the turbine companies to make their decisions about a comprehensive plan for the county in regards to wind power. I don’t recall any of them contacting people in Wildcat Township to get feedback on how the turbines affect our property or personal lives.

I would think that this county had learned some lessons about jumping the gun on decisions that promise healthy revenues without getting some guarantees or doing the research necessary to be certain its decisions do not negatively affect the lives or property of its citizens.

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