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Yates shouldn’t be paying so much in legal fees to fight turbines

Posted 10 October 2018 at 9:35 am

Editor:

The Yates Town Board passed a resolution in a 3-to-2 vote to enter into a 50/50 split to pay an attorney to stop the turbines from coming here and Lighthouse Wind will bringing tax relief to our town.

As Ed Urbanik said in his letter, referring to the school merger hearings, “the common remark from the Barker meetings  – We are not here to subsidize the Lyndonville tax payer.”

The town of Somerset already has a PILOT with the coal plant and  Niagara County granted them $15,000 to help pay for their lawyer fees. The town of Yates that has no extra income other than our tax money. Why are we paying for high-priced lawyers who have accomplished no more than the lawyer we had who was highly capable of doing the same thing? Somerset does not need us to subsidize their taxpayers.

Together, we can let our Town Board know that we think their decision was wrong.

Sign our petition and join us at the next board meeting. If you would like more information about our team, you can go to the Mothers Out Front website or contact us personally.

Harvey Campbell

Yates

Member of the local Mothers Out Front team