Emotions run high at wind meeting

Sweetener doesn’t appear to work
Despite throwing out a sweetener – a promise of more than $8 million in local benefits for Snowy Ridge and Settlers Landing wind projects – Sprott Power got the same chilly reception from hundreds of people who attended the meeting.
The company has promised to form a community liaison committee prior to construction, to improve community relations and so locals can be informed.
They have also pledged to contribute $8 million toward local initiatives over the 20-year life of the the projects. They said there would also be property tax revenue for the City of Kawartha Lakes and local spinoffs from construction and operations.President and CEO Jeff Jenner said each project would pump $4 million into local coffers – 60% would be spent during the construction phase, buying local services; 20% would be spent on property taxes and 20% on community programs. Jenner estimated it would mean a couple of hundred thousand dollars a year.
Jenner said they are big supporters of all of the communities they are in For example, in Amherst, Nova Scotia, he said they support the hospital and YMCA.
He said here, they would like the community liaison committee involved in where money is spent.
Asked if he thought that would change anyone’s mind in Pontypool, Jenner said “I don’t think it will sway anyone here tonight.”
That was one thing he and Ward 16 Coun. Heather Stauble could agree on.
Stauble said they first heard about this offer at the Dec. 13 meeting. However, she said the company had been “a little vague” about details.

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WillR
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If emotions are really running that high … may I offer ny re-write of Desideratus here as well????

Desideratus — Re-visited…

Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what
peace there may be in silence. (Especially that of wind turbines) As
far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons —
except IWT execs. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to
others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. But
that does not mean you have to act on it…

Avoid loud and aggressive persons (like windies), they are
vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may
become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser
persons than yourself. But never bow down to an IWT exec or an MNR
employee…

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in
your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the
changing fortunes of time. Even though it be a career of painting… and
firestarting

Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full
of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many
persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.
But far too many are just the opposite…

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be
cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it
is as perennial as the grass. Do even windies need affection????

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the
things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden
misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many
fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. As you get older — leave the
adventures to the young folk — just finance them…

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a
child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a
right to be here. But IWT’s have no such right — they are an
abomination…

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the
universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and
aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful
world. Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy.

Read carefully and feel the peace flow into your heart as you know what you must do…

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