LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Posted February 18, 2018
I’am not usually into politics but after attending the last couple of land use committee
meetings it has aroused some interest in me.
Back in the early 1960 a company decided to start buying up swamp land in Florida keeping it secret as long as possible and ended up purchasing around 27,000 acres of land. Some of it very cheap until people caught on and then the price increased. They ended up purchasing 30,000 acres.
From that land this company built a theme park.
In 2009 I guess trade winds started leasing ground around a small community to start a theme park of their own on about 30,000 acres.
I guess you may say that I sort of like going to the park in Florida. Everyday around dark they light up Main Street with thousands of lights on the buildings and trees and it makes for a very nice evening at the park. If you decide to stay around between the hours of 8-10 depending on the time of year they have fabulous fireworks and light shows. They last around 15 minutes or so and everyone seems to enjoy them and always wish they lasted longer.
Back to trade winds theme park they want theirs to be bigger and more spread out covering the whole 30,000 acres (Florida’s park has only developed one forth of their land ) with towers up to 600 ft tall. Once the sunsets over the horizon and mother nature’s colors are gone they will also have a light display however theirs will not bring smiles to anyone’s faces unless you you like hundreds of flashing lights or are employed by trade winds and unfortunately will last way to long.
So I guess that the next time I visit my favorite theme park I will have to pick up a few pair of of the ears so I can cut them off and mount me a tiny windmill on top so I can sit on my deck and curse the flashing red pains in my _ _ _.
Like I said to start I’am not into politics but after ambush that Melonie took at the last meeting I had to give my opinion.
The motion to send wind energy ordinance revisions to full board with no recommendations or changes was a joke as everyone in the gallery knew as soon as he opened his mouth that there had been a private meeting before the real meeting started.
I know that is the way politics are run but when there is something as important as this that will effect this county for years to come you can’t get to much information.
I know I don’t need to worry because the chair person said she knows everything about the towers. She needs to share that information with the rest of the taxpayers in the county. I have read several articles and don’t think I could make a decision that would effect the lives of so many so please inform us.
As for Tom the head man with trade winds if you have been paying out two million dollars since 2009 and don’t know how many towers there are and where they are located if you worked for me you would be unemployed.
Trade winds a little bit of honesty would go a long way.
Clinton Il 61727