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Commissioner Shade Talks About Support For Dan’s Mountain Wind Turbines

January 20th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The citizens group fighting to keep wind turbines off of Dan’s Mountain has routinely criticized the Allegany County Commissioners for supporting the project against the wishes of the impacted community. Some of the group’s members have gone so far as to suggest the county officials have been bought off with political donations from the company planning the project.  The opponents argue that the turbines create excessive noise pollution, light flicker and destruction of neighborhood views. They also fear the turbines, which are nearly 500 feet in height, will negatively impact property values. During the county’s annual state of the county address presented by Commissioners President Jake Shade- about a third of the speech centered on the wind farm controversy. He said it would be reckless on the part of the county not to support a project that could create a new revenue stream of nearly a million dollars a year…


13 Responses to “Commissioner Shade Talks About Support For Dan’s Mountain Wind Turbines”

  1. January 20, 2020 at 7:17 am, Bob said:

    “nearly a million dollars a year…” Or, put another way, somewhat less than 1% of what ACPS spends to turn out several hundred unemployable youths each year leaving the area desperate to get money from doing other people’s dirty work, be it prisons or power generation.


    • January 20, 2020 at 8:41 am, LRH said:

      > agree with Bob


  2. January 20, 2020 at 8:04 am, mac said:

    It should be obvious by this time that money talks ($). The anti-windmill faction says that County officials are being paid off by the companies involved ($). The County says that the $1 million dollar income is what they’re after ($).
    What the anti-windmill folks need to do to protect their housing values ($) is to chip in to make that $1 million for the County on their own. That way they don’t have the windmills lowering housing value($). If each homeowner in sight of Dan’s Mountain, let’s say 1000 houses, each pay a fee of $1,000 that totals $1 million. Everyone is now happy. Property values will continue to rise, the County gets the money they want and no one has to look at the unsightly windmills.
    Is it worth $1,000 a year to protect your house and property value? Money talks, fearmongering doesn’t.


  3. January 20, 2020 at 8:28 am, j.r. lepley said:

    if the county is that hard up for funds and need a million buck s,,why not just add it on the downtown renovation project,nobody will ever notice,it keeps going up all the time anyhow !!


  4. January 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm, Ed Dodrill said:

    It’s a money grab … the county doesn’t hide the fact.


  5. January 20, 2020 at 3:40 pm, Brian said:

    You see in the news what happens when you try to put these where rich people live


  6. January 20, 2020 at 3:42 pm, Brian said:

    Why don’t we just say we are part of Baltimore and we’ll get all the state money we’d ever need


  7. January 21, 2020 at 8:22 am, j.r. lepley said:

    is shade s house beside the windmill s?if so,,it would be a differsnt story!that guy don’t know how it lower s real estate value s,ask any real estate agent if they have a hard time selling a house close to a windmill?he need s to get the TRUE fact s together before voicing his opinion,actually he would be better off to just be quiet,take his paycheck and go home!


  8. January 21, 2020 at 10:12 am, mac said:

    Is j.r.lepley tha spokepersn for tha ANCHOR gruup of ante win tuurbin peepl?


  9. January 21, 2020 at 11:10 am, j.r. lepley said:

    calm down MAC, you must have got a little to excited,your spelling is terrible,and no I m not the spokesman for anybody,i just have a little more common sense then you and a lot of other people !!!


    • January 21, 2020 at 2:29 pm, mac said:

      > You’ve got to be kidding.


  10. January 21, 2020 at 2:46 pm, j.r. lepley said:

    good job spelling that time !!!


  11. January 23, 2020 at 2:42 pm, Ken said:

    So, does anyone have a credible source that shows property values will be impacted or is this something somebody said somewhere and keeps getting repeated.

    Googling this subject shows examples of one of these behemoths built right beside or immediately behind a home. That would certainly negatively affect value.

    But we have windmills here locally. What real drop in real estate can be blamed on these nearby farms?


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