Yates will present wind survey results this morning

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 December 2015 at 12:00 am

YATES – The Yates Town Board will present the results of a town-wide wind survey this morning that was sent in by more than 1,000 residents.

The town mailed 2,608 surveys last month. The survey asks 10 questions, including whether residents favor a proposed Lighthouse Wind Project. Apex Clean Energy is proposing to build as many as 71 wind turbines in Yates and Somerset that would peak at about 600 feet tall. Those turbines would be about 200 feet higher than the ones in Wyoming County.

Town Councilman Wes Bradley served on the survey committee along with Save Ontario Shores member Richard Pucher and Taylor Quarles, the project manager for Apex Clean Energy.

The survey results will be presented at 10 a.m. as part of the Town Board’s year-end meeting at the Town Hall, 8 South Main St.