Strappado Wrack

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tale of Two Townships

What separates the local government of the Town of Malone, NY from that of Cohocton, NY is not a distance of geography, but mindset.  The protracted battle over industrial wind turbines can be easily understood when you examine the vast difference between two laws.  Malone has passed their wind ordinance of 5/24/06.  Read the provisions and appreciate the protections for their community built into the law.  Now inspect the second attempt by the Town of Cohocton to draft their Local Law regulation that virtually turns the township into an industrial landscape.  The obvious question is which town has fulfilled their duty and responsibility to protect their citizens as stated in their respective comprehensive plan?

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