From reading the agreement, Wildcat Wind Farm I LLC agreed to pay the county $1 per linear foot each year for the right-of-way areas actually placed into operation by the developer within 30 days after the completion date. By their own calculations, approximately $21,475 a year.
Low and behold, as of Sept. 19, no payment. Where is the accountability in this county? Was this simply forgotten about?
Come Monday morning, at the Sept. 23 commissioners’ meeting, it was brought to Andy Melka’s attention they were late on their payment.
Why does it take a former commissioner to remind current commissioners of an enforceable contract? And of course the check’s not in the mail. Andy Melka never said how much money they would send the county, although Andy had the numbers and would supply them to the county engineer, but not the public at large, therefore leaving the public in the dark again. How convenient.
And what about the developer forgetting to pay? They were surely aware of the agreement. They signed it. Or maybe they were told to just forget about it. Is this a reputable company that the county really wants to do business with, one that “forgets” to pay its obligations?
Here we have the county commissioners asking the council for $15,000 to pay the county attorney for the balance of the year, and they forgot Wildcat Wind Farm LLC owes them $21,475? Then again, that’s why we have a county attorney, right?