LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Posted November 20, 2019
I am a 10 year supporter of the Alta Farms Wind Project who feels that we need the new funding it provides for our schools, our fire departments, our libraries, and our roads, along with the opportunity to create jobs, increase revenue for local restaurants/motels/ and businesses, secure jobs for those in our community that are laborers, and create new jobs here at home.
More than 7,667 students and 155 teachers ANNUALLY (and 230,000 students and 4,650 teachers over the length of the project) will be positively affected though continued support of revenue to our schools and libraries. Within our county, 16,434 residents ANNUALLY (and over 493,000 over the length of the project) will receive the benefits of assistance to their local volunteer fire departments and relief from real-estate tax increases.
As residents of this community, I encourage you not to let a few dictate our future. If you have questions, research answers from reliable sources…do rely on other people’s fears for input…make an educated decision… and contact your representative on the county board to let them know that for the sake of our children, they need to vote for the good of the community. We cannot allow the emotional responses from a few to limit our future, our children’s or their children’s.
We may not get another chance to do so much for our county …especially if we become known as a closed-minded community should another prospective revenue source miraculously arise.
Clinton, IL 61727