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Save Ontario Shores endorses incumbents in Somerset, political newcomers in Yates

Posted 17 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Editor:

Save Ontario Shores, Inc. (SOS), a citizens coalition formed to address issues voiced by the Towns of Somerset and Yates taxpayers, voters and residents regarding the proposed Apex Industrial Turbine Complex Project has been hard at work these many months in opposition to that project.

As our effort has evolved, SOS has experienced a tidal wave of support from Somerset, Yates, all of Western New York and Southern Ontario.

Of critical importance in this effort is the work and support of the Somerset Town Board. The Board listened to constituents for many months at Town Board Meetings. In addition, Town Board members were present at informational meetings.

As a result of the initial input received, the Board initiated a door-to-door informational gathering effort as well as a survey of town residents. The purpose of the survey was to gauge the overall support of an Industrial Wind Turbine Emplacement project proposed for Somerset by APEX .

The resulting survey showed overwhelming town opposition to the Apex project and the Town Board acted, by unanimously opposing the project and gaining unanimous Niagara County Legislature opposition to the project.

The Somerset Board has proven to be true representatives of their constituents and as such, Save Ontario Shores, Inc. is endorsing Supervisor Dan Engert, Councilman Randy Wayner and Councilman Jeff Dewart in the upcoming general elections.

Their ongoing and committed record of representative governance is an example to all.

As the Yates Town Board continues to gather information, the Apex project continues to develop. SOS believes it critically important to ensure Yates and Orleans County stand with Somerset, Niagara County and most importantly the residents of the Town of Yates.

In order effect the change required to move past the Apex project and into meaningful development in the Town of Yates, SOS is endorsing Jim Simon for Yates Town Supervisor and for Yates Town Council – Glenn Maid and John Riggi.

Save Ontario Shores, Inc. is confident that all endorsed candidates will ensure effective opposition to the APEX Lighthouse Wind Industrial Wind Turbine Emplacement Project and meaningful growth for both Somerset and Yates.

Save Ontario Shores, Inc.

Pam Atwater, Director
Roger Barth, Director
Kate Kremer, Director