In August 2011, the Town of Allegany signed several agreements with Everpower Inc. to permit the construction and operation of a 29 wind turbine farm. In exchange, Everpower agreed to make substantial payments -- approximately $7 million dollars--- directly to the Town, Fire Department and School District.
In addition to the direct financial payments, the project will create dozens of good paying jobs, promote clean energy and bring in approximately $53.7 million dollars to the local economy through the multiplying effect of construction dollars to local suppliers and workers.
Everpower has recently initiated legal action against the Town based on actions that the Town Board, under the leadership and direction of Board members Koebelin and O'Dell, has taken to violate the agreements with Everpower. The Town is now wasting precious taxpayer dollars defending litigation rather than promoting job creation, clean energy and tax relief for its residents.
We ask the Town Board to vote "No" on the Local Law to Rescind the Wind Energy Overlay District, end the delay tactics and come into compliance with its legal obligations.