9he 9o#n of Ca'e incent i uncertain ho# thee enore&ent an u''ort of B"/ 'ro5ect #ill be ue an ho# thee co&&ent &ight influence the Siting Boar/ e%entual eciion. -ur concern lie #ith the relationhi' bet#een B" an a nu&ber of thoe 'eo'le 'oting co&&ent #ho u''ort the Ca'e incent 4in Far& 'ro5ect. Fro& our e:a&ination of the co&&ent, &any of the 'ro)'ro5ect co&&ent a''ear to be &ae by ini%iual #ith leae agree&ent #ith B". 9hee ini%iual not only recei%e &oney fro& B", but their financial agree&ent ha%e the follo#ing coo'eration claue ti'ulate in the agree&ent B" ;eae Agree&ent
“%wner &lessee' shall assist and fully cooperate with (rantee &)P', at no out-of-pocket e*pense to %wner, in complying with or obtaining land use permits and approals, ta*-incenties, or ta*-abatement program approals, building permits, enironmental impact reiews, or any other permits or approals re+uired for the financing, construction, installation, relocation, replacement, maintenance, operation or remoal of Windpower acilities in the Proect &whether located on the Property, on adacent propety, or elsewhere', including e*ecution of applications for such permits or approals if re+uired.!
B" $oo Neighbor Agree&ent 6
%wner agrees to cooperate fully and promptly with (rantee &)P' and its successors and assigns, at (rantees sole cost, and to oin in all applications for permits, licenses and goernmental approals or re+uests for other instruments which (rantee may deem necessary for purposes of the intended use or deelopment of the Wind arm.!
None of the other ta8eholer or interete &e&ber of the general 'ublic #hoe co&&ent #e ha%e e:a&ine on the "SC/ #ebite ha%e i&ilar contractual contraint. 9hee arrange&ent clearly influence the 'ublic ialog. Ho# can benefit or har& to the co&&unity be 'ro'erly e%aluate on the bai of the co&&ent of thoe #ho tan to irectly gain financially fro& 'ro5ect a''ro%al< 4e belie%e 'ay&ent to leaeholer an B"/ contract language re=uiring coo'eration houl at the %ery leat e'arate an ientify thee 'ro5ect u''orter fro& the re&aining general 'ublic. S'ecifically, #e #oul reco&&en that B" &a8e a%ailable to the Siting Boar an it taff an the 'ublic a lit of their leaeholer an ini%iual #ith goo neighbor agree&ent, o that #e can all better unertan the 'ecial influence that B" ha on thoe %oice that u''ort their effort. "leae unertan the 9o#n i not uggeting B"/ 'ai u''orter houl not be hear in the Article 10 'roce. 9hey houl, of coure, be hear. Ho#e%er, to better gauge the relati%e 'ublic u''ort for the Ca'e incent 'ro5ect, it i incu&bent on the Siting Boar an taff to 8no# #hat 'ro'ortion of B"/ 'ro5ect u''ort i lin8e to their financial agree&ent.>e'ectfully your,?rban Hirchey @ 9o#n Su'er%ior