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Opinion

June 14, 2013

Letters to the Editor: June 14, 2013

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If you are considering a move to Tipton County, it might be worthwhile to note there is a definite pecking order. It appears the more land you own, the more power you have. So young people just starting a family, breathing life into the community, take note: While you are indeed needed to keep the county alive, your little acre of land affords you no say in what happens in Tipton County. But the view ... the view will be worth it! Who cares if you don’t get a say in the decisions that affect your everyday life, that affect the lives of your children.

Knowing that Tipton County officials are diligently working on a plan to promote the safety and well-being of its citizens is most comforting. I’m just afraid, with all the people who will want to live here, we just may need that roundabout in 10 years. We all should be grateful that German wind companies can give us our tax money back in the form of a ridiculous wind farm.

John Pope, Sharpsville

 

Government needs to communicate

The citizens must demand more from local government, which is only willing to do the minimum communication. Wind energy companies capitalize on officials and their families and friends, poised to profit from zoning that supports wind company business objectives.

CRD sent a notice to each and every household, alerting citizens to conspiring that has been going on for years. Why do we have to rely on a private citizens group to perform communication regarding such a dramatic change in environment and landscape within the county? I’ll tell you why. The local government is representing leaseholders.

David Barnard, Tipton

 

Lead by example, turbine proponents

It really irks me when I see pro-wind articles written by people who say they were born and raised in Tipton County, but they neglect to say they don’t live there now! When you do some research, you’ll see that they own large parcels of farmland in Tipton County, and they are leaseholders of industrial wind turbines.

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