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August 11, 2013

Aug. 11, 2013: Letters to the editor

Area needs turbines to just blow away

I must disagree that opposition to wind power is a small, vocal minority in terms of the population of county residents.

I have polled my non-participating neighbors. They are not in favor of the current and proposed industrial wind turbine development. I would predict a referendum would yield an overwhelming no on wind farms. I believe the opposition is the majority.

Now, if you ask a small group that signed secret leases and are anxious to divide up a $22 million, tax-funded pie, then you’re likely to get a different answer.

What pro-wind communicators need to learn is this county is made up of more than leaseholders and parasitic wind energy companies. There are better ways to fund the needs of the county without ruining the landscape, sabotaging property, health, wellbeing, and mortgaging every kid’s future.

What Tipton and surrounding counties need is wind energy to blow away.

David Barnard

Tipton

Juwi, leaseholders mad at wrong group

No one was expecting the action taken by the Tipton County Board of Zoning Appeals because we were all told the BZA had agreed to make an exception to its rules and procedures and hear the request from juwi. We thought the meeting was for the purpose of telling us how the hearing would be conducted.

When Mr. Acres began his statement by saying this was the first time the BZA board had met since the March meeting, then I sensed something was amiss.

I had read the articles in the Tipton and Kokomo newspapers reporting the BZA had agreed to hear the request and how the county attorney decided the BZA should do it. I wondered how the members could agree to hear it without having a meeting to make that decision, since only the BZA can decide to alter its standard practices. July 3 was the meeting to decide that, and it voted not to.

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