MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County lawmakers are debating a resolution that would allow a wind farm company to lease space on a vacant property in order to store materials related to a major wind farm project in the north county.
According to the Post-Journal, the county legislature’s public facilities committee met on Tuesday and considered a resolution authorizing the lease of vacant space to a logistics company – which is looking to receive a contract award to store wind turbine materials as part of the Arkwright Summit Wind Farm project.
The resolution eventually passed in committee by a vote of a 3-2, with Fredonia Republican Bob Scudder reportedly saying he is against any windmills going up in Chautauqua County. Jamestown Democrat Chuck Nazzaro also voted against the measure, due to the amount of concern the specific project has raised from residents living in the area.
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.