The Jamestown Post-Journal reports the resolution involving a lease with BNSF Logistics for vacant county space on South Roberts Road in Dunkirk was approved 15-4 during Wednesday’s County Legislature meeting. The lease would cover a four-month period and would result in the county receiving a total of $60,000, and would only go into effect if BNSF Logistics is granted a contract award for the Arkwright Summit Wind Farm project.
Legislators voting against the resolution were George Borrello, Ron Lemon, Charles Nazzaro, and Bob Scudder.
The $156 million wind farm project will involve 36 wind turbines being built with a maximum generating capacity of 78.4 megawatts- which is enough electricity to power approximately 31,500 households. The wind farm will span approximately 6500 acres of leased private land in the Towns of Arkwright and Pomfret.
Also Wednesday night, the legislature approved a local law to authorize an assistance program for municipalities that successfully dissolve or merge.