The most important part of this is to listen to the people and their concerns, not just the ones who can make a few dollars. Tipton County started the year off between $10 million and $11 million in the black, so we are doing something right.
We need to also remember the county is looking to expand, and most leaders will tell you covering the county with wind farms is not going to do it, but finding good companies with good jobs will go a long way.
‘We need to live within our means’
In response to a recent letter questioning where the county will get funds for a new jail, etc., we need to live within our means.
What would Tipton County have done if wind turbines weren’t around? We sure would have found a way to survive, but not at the expense of neighbors of leaseholders.
A commissioner went to the home of a Windfall resident who is surrounded by turbines, and he admitted it was noisy. It is so noisy, and the vibration is so bad, they have to stay inside. Is that fair? This man bought this home for his retirement (they are an older couple), and now he can’t even enjoy it for the noise and flicker. Is that fair?
It started right after they built the wind farm. It’s been almost a year now, and the problem persists. Is that fair? More than 160 complaints have not been fixed, and some are told to live with it; they cannot fix it — like television reception, cellphone reception. Is that fair? These people in the Wildcat Wind Farm are living this day in, day out, and I don’t think that is fair.
We have one wind farm. Why build more and go through the same headaches this one has caused? It will be worse because you will have 850 scattered throughout Tipton County.
This lady who wrote the letter must not care about people or neighbors.
Again, just about the money. It would be hard for me to look at my neighbors every day, knowing what I had done to them.