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Town of Cape Vincent Response to Bp Preliminary Scoping Statement

Town of Cape Vincent Response to Bp Preliminary Scoping Statement

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Town of Cape Vincent Response to Bp Preliminary Scoping Statement
Town of Cape Vincent Response to Bp Preliminary Scoping Statement

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April 19, 2013Mr. Richard Chandler Director, DevelopmentBP Wind Energy North America, Inc.700 Louisiana Street, Floor 33Houston, TX 77002
Re: Case 12-F-0410 Cape Vincent Wind Power, LLC
Dear Mr. Chandler:Attached you will find comments from the Town of Cape Vincent pertaining to BP's PreliminaryScoping Statement [PSS]. You should note that we find many deficiencies in what BP proposesto submit in its application. We understand BP's position of keeping this project alive while itlooks for a buyer for the Project, but there are a number of substantive issues that need attention,funding and special efforts.Potentially adverse environmental impacts cannot and should not be addressed with stale,incomplete and out-of-date assessments. We viewed your PSS as re-packaging the work that wascompleted years ago under SEQRA. Regrettably, reviews and concerns by involved agencies atthe time were never properly addressed and those same flaws are still visible in your PSS today.Although we tried to complete a comprehensive review of your two-hundred page PSS, we feelour review needs some additional work and attention. We expect to be putting forth a request for expert opinions to bolster some of our preliminary recommendations, and for additional supportin making the case that our zoning law is responsible. We have focused our comprehensive planand zoning law on ensuring the health, safety and general welfare of our citizens and we intendto forcefully make the case that our law should not be abrogated by either BP or the State.
Respectfully yours,Urban Hirschey – Town Supervisor Brooks Bradgon – Deputy Supervisor John Byrne – Town CouncilClifford Schneider – Town CouncilMichelle Oswald – Town Council
We the undersigned appointed officials from the Town of Cape Vincent endorse andfully support this Town Board letter to the Public Service Commission regarding theArticle 10 application for the Cape Vincent Wind Power project proposal.
Richard Macsherry – Planning Board ChairmanRobert Brown – Planning BoardCyril Cullen – Planning BoardPaul Docteur – Planning BoardR. Dennis Faulknham – Zoning Board of Appeals ChairmanEd Hludzenski – Zoning Board of AppealsKeith Walker – Zoning Board of AppealsHester Chase – Zoning Board of AppealsJames Millington – Zoning Enforcement Officer 

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