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Document #27-112 BP-CVWF Comments 12/14/12

Document #27-112 BP-CVWF Comments 12/14/12

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Town of Cape Vincent additional comments regarding the BP Public Education Workshop held 12/6/12.
12/14/12
Town of Cape Vincent additional comments regarding the BP Public Education Workshop held 12/6/12.
12/14/12

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December 14, 2012 Honorable Jaclyn Brilling Secretary, NYS Board of Electric Power eneration Siting and En!

ironment " Em#ire State Pla$a %lbany, NY 1222"&1"'0 Re: Case12-F-0410 Cape Vincent Wind Power Dear Secretary Brilling( BP )eld a P*blic Ed*cation +or,-)o# in .a#e /incent on December 0, 20121 2)iwor,-)o# wa- ad!erti-ed to e3#lain )ow t)e %rticle 10 #ermitting #roce-- wor,-, #ro!ide information on )ow to become in!ol!ed wit) t)e %rticle 10 #ermitting #roce-- and an-wer 4*e-tion- on t)e %rticle 10 #ermitting #roce--1 Pa-t e3#erience wit) BP5- #ro6ect manager 7ic)ard .)andler ga!e *- little )o#e BP wo*ld be fort)coming wit) information1 Ne!ert)ele--, many attended antici#ating t)at BP5- attorney Jo)n Harri- wo*ld be more re-#on-i!e to 4*e-tion-1 8nfort*nately t)i- wanot t)e ca-e1 %ttorney Jo)n Harri- tal,ed at *- m*c) t)e -ame a- .)andler1 +e a-,ed #ointed 4*e-tion- and t)ey dodged and d*c,ed1 9or e3am#le( :*e-tion( Did BP #artici#ate in writing %rticle 10 %n-wer( ; don5t ,now t)e an-wer to t)at1 ; t)in, t)ey may )a!e -*bmitted comment- on t)e -iting law b*t, off t)e to# of my )ead ; don5t remember <;t i)ard to belie!e t)at =r1 Harri- did not ,now if BP -*bmitted comment- or not1>

:*e-tion( ;- t)e P;P #roce-- -*##o-ed to be a dialog*e, a two way comm*nication, or doe- t)e a##licant -tate w)at t)ey intend to do wit)o*t any di-c*--ion? %n-wer( Bot) <+)y t)en will t)e a##licant not an-wer 4*e-tion in a -*b-tanti!e manner?> :*e-tion( ;- t)e a##licant re4*ired to interact wit) t)e 2own d*ring t)e de!elo#ment of t)eir Preliminary Sco#ing Statement? %n-wer( 2)e a##licant will reac) o*t1 <+)at doe- t)at mean? +)en i- t)i-*##o-ed to )a##en d*ring t)e #roce--?> :*e-tion( ;- t)e a##licant re4*ired to -*bmit a co#y of t)eir Preliminary Sco#ing Statement to t)e 2own for comment before it i- officially -*bmitted to t)e %rticle 10 Board? %n-wer( Not)ing re4*ire- t)e a##licant to do -o1 <+)y wo*ldn5t t)ey if t)e a##licant wa- tr*ly intere-ted in t)e 2own5- in#*t?> :*e-tion( Doe- %rticle 10 ma,e #ro!i-ion for ad )oc member- to be nominated from eac) m*nici#ality in w)ic) t)e #ro6ect will be located? ;f t)ere are two -e#arate m*nici#alitie- in!ol!ed doe- t)e n*mber of ad )oc member of t)e Board increa-e? %n-wer( ; do not ,now1 <Yo* wo*ld at lea-t )o#e t)e attorney re#re-enting BP wo*ld )a!e offered to find o*t t)e an-wer if )e wa-n5t *# to -#eed on t)e #roce--1> +e were not t)e only #eo#le w)o were -tr*c, by BP5- obf*-cation1 2)e +atertown Daily 2ime- re#orted <Dec1 @, 2012> t)at, “Like the wind farm’s project manager at a previous meeting, John S. Harris — an attorney who represented ! at "hursday’s workshop at the #ape $incent %ecreation !ark — was una&'e to answer severa' (uestions posed &y 'oca' officia's. Some of the in(uiries were out of the meeting’s scope, )r. Harris to'd the audience, and others, he simp'y did not know what the answer was.* +e *nder-tand t)at BP may not )a!e t)eir #ro6ect #lan- f*lly com#leted, b*t t)ey m*-t )a!e a better idea of w)at t)ey are going to do t)an w)at t)ey are #ro!iding for *-1 9or anot)er e3am#le, t)ey -till cannot tell *- w)et)er t)e #ro6ect i- 200 =+ or 2A' =+1 Eit)er BP i- woef*lly ill&e4*i##ed to mo!e a)ead wit) an %rticle 10 #ro6ect or t)ey are c)oo-ing not to -)are any -*b-tanti!e information wit) t)e 2own, w)ic) flie- in t)e face of t)e %rticle 10 P;P1 +e re-#ecti!ely -*bmit t)at BP i- not following t)e intent, let alone t)e letter of t)e %rticle 10 P*blic ;n!ol!ement Program1 +e f*rt)er -*bmit t)at BP i- more intere-ted in c)ec,ing off t)e bo3 t)at -ay- t)ey cond*cted a P*blic ;nformation Program, w)en in reality t)ey co*ld really care le--1

+e a-, t)e Siting Board to addre-- t)i- lac, of meaningf*l dialog*e on t)e #art of t)e a##licant1 .ontin*ed and flagrant fail*re of t)e a##licant to abide by r*le-, and t)e com#lete lac, of good fait) -)aring of information, -)o*ld re-*lt in a re6ection of BPBP*blic ;n!ol!ement Program1
7e-#ectf*lly yo*r-, 8rban Hir-c)ey C 2own S*#er!i-or Broo,- Bradgon C De#*ty S*#er!i-or Jo)n Byrne C 2own .o*ncil .lifford Sc)neider C 2own .o*ncil 7ic)ard =ac-)erry C Planning Board .)airman 7obert S1 Brown C Planning Board .yril .*llen C Planning Board

Pa*l Docte*r C Planning Board

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