Sunday, February 03, 2008

Shooting the Breeze in Wayne

There’s not much talk of property taxes, national politics or even the Giants on Wayne’s NJO forum these days. Topic A is the effect of wind mills on property values.

Wayne has recently won national attention for it’s
pioneering efforts to generate a measurable degree of energy
self-sufficiency with an experimental wind mill and turbine. State agencies and organizations have already taken notice of Wayne's plan. The Sierra Club, the state League of Municipalities and the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group have all praised it.

Robert Burke recently announced plans to add his own wind mill and turbines to his “eco-friendly “Auto Spa” on Wayne’s Hamburg Pike.
His proposal comes before the town’s zoning board Feb. 11, but most Wayne residents seem to already have a position on the issue.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for covering the story about our variance application. The question though that the Planning Board is charged with answering is whether the benefits of this wind turbine at this location outweigh the detriments. Obviously, we think the benefits far outweigh the detriments. And now we have to put forth evidence and make our case.

    We hope lots of folks show up at the hearing. Its at Wayne Town Hall, 475 Valley Rd., Wayne. Its on Feb. 11 at 7:45 pm.

    I hope that everyone, regardless of their ultimate position, makes decisions based on facts, not on active imaginations.

    See you at the hearing!