Hopkinton NY Board Meeting 2-12-2018
Hopkinton NY Town Board Meeting October 16, 2017

TOWN OF PARISHVILLE

Town Hall

Box 155

Parishville, NY, 13672

Phone: 315-265-2131

http://www.parishvilleny.us/


Elected Officials:
Rod Votra, Supervisor
315-265-2131
Rodney Votra-Supervisor
supervisor@parishvilleny.us
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Connie Maguire, Town Clerk
315-265-2131 - option #1
tcparishville@yahoo.com
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 246, Parishville, NY 13672
Monday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4 pm
Closed 12:00 - 1:00 for lunch
Wed.: Closed
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 12 pm
Closed week of July 4th and all Fridays in July and August.
Call to make an appointment if needed outside these hours.
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Kari Tremper - Town Board Member
Conrad Cook - Town Board Member
Tom Demo - Town Board Member
Melvin Sweeney - Town Board Member

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David Burl, Town Assessor

burlieman@gmail.com​
(315) 265-2131 option #7
Wednesday: 8 am to 4 pm
Thursday: 12 pm to 4 pm

Town of Parishville Planning Board
Mailing Address: Town Hall, Box 155, Parishville, NY, 13672

Frederick Wilhelm - Chairman, Original Member
Sherry Remington - Secretary
Mark Williams- Member
Joe McGill - Member
Michael Grove - Member
Milton DeGraw - Member


ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY
Rick Perkins, St. Lawrence County Legislator for District 7 (serving the entire Towns of Clare, Colton, Hopkinton, Parishville, Piercefield, and Pierrepont)
43 Hotaling Island Drive
Potsdam, NY 13676

Phone:  315-261-8955
rperkins@stlawco.org

Parishville NY State Assembly Representative:

Assemblyman Robert Smullen
Assembly District 118
smullenr@nyassembly.gov

235 North Prospect St.
Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone: 315-866-1632

41 East Main Street
Room 108 City Hall
Johnstown, NY 12095
Phone: 518-762-1427
Fax: 518-762-9871

Legislative Office Building 527
Albany, NY 12248
Phone: 518-455-5393


Hopkinton NY State Assembly Representative:
Assemblyman Billy Jones
Assembly District 115

Legislative Office Building 551
Albany, NY 12248

Phone: 518-455-5943
jonesb@nyassembly.gov


District Office
202 U.S. Oval
Plattsburgh, NY 12903
Phone: 518-562-1986

NY State Senate Representative for Hopkinton and Parishville:
Daniel G. Stec
New York Senate District 45

188 State Street Legislative Office Building, Room 408
Albany , NY 12247
Phone: 518-455-2811
stec@nysenate.gov


District Office
5 Warren Street Suite 3
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Phone: 518-743-0968


NY Governor:
The Honorable Kathy Hochul
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

1-518-474-8390 | Office hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm


Federal Representatives
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, 21st Cong. Dist.
318 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3223

Phone: (202) 225-4611

https://stefanik.house.gov/contact/email

Senator Charles Schumer
313 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6542 / (202) 228-3027
https://www.schumer.senate.gov/contact/email-chuck

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
478 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-4451

Fax: 202-228-0282

https://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/contact/

Hopkinton Board Meeting

May 15, 2017

updated March 2022

Procedural Conference, Article 10, Parishville Town Hall - June 27, 2017

Hopkinton NY Town Board Hearing 3-28-2018
St. Lawrence County Ag and Farmland Protection Board Renewable Energy Workshop

ALL MAPS

Parishville Planning Board meeting including Steven Ambrose noise presentation

May 9, 2017

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - March 6, 2017

TOWN OF HOPKINTON
7 Church Street

Hopkinton, NY  12965
Phone: (315) 328-4187; Fax (315) 328-4585

http://www.townofhopkinton.org
Contact Form: https://www.townofhopkinton.org/contact-us

Elected Officials:
Susan Wood, Supervisor

Phone: 315-328-4187 ext. 5
Fax: 315-328-4585
Email: supervisor@townofhopkinton.org


Monday: 10:00 AM - Noon
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - Noon, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Richard L Powers, Town Clerk/Tax Collector
Registrar of Vital Statistics
Records Management Officer
Notary Public
 
Phone: 315-328-4187 ext. 1
Fax: 315-328-4585
townclerk@townofhopkinton.org


Monday: 9:30am - Noon, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 9:30pm - Noon, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

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John Burns, Town Board Member
315-328-4187
burns@nnymail.com

Ricky Eakins, Town Board Member
315-262-6950                   
eakins@townofhopkinton.org

Vickie French, Town Board Member
315-328-4187
french@townofhopkinton.org

Debbie Rust, Town Board Member
315-328-4187
rust@townofhopkinton.org


Jim Boardway, Highway Superintendent
Highway Garage is located at 227 County Rt. 49, Ft. Jackson
315-328-4361
highway@townofhopkinton.org

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Allen Fukes, Town Assessor

Phone:  (315) 328-4187 ext. 2
Fax: (315) 328-4585
Email: assessor@townofhopkinton.org
Hours:  Mondays 10:00 to noon or by appt.

Town of Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board

- Richard Powers, Chair
- Mary Jane Toomey, Secretary (Ph: 315-328-5191)

- Position Available vacated by John Niles
- Position Available vacated by Steve Hopkins

- Jody Wentzel


PARISHVILLE-HOPKINTON Central School District
http://www.phcsd.org/

12 County Route 47Parishville

NY 13672

Phone:315-265-4642

Fax: 315-268-1309
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William E. Collins, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
wcollins@phcsd.org
(315) 265-4642 

Stefanie Latimer
Assistant to the Superintendent
(315) 265-4642, ex. 24402


Parishville-Hopkinton Board of Education
Joseph McGill, President
Ward Remington, Vice-President
Amy Guiney

Heather Liebfred
Thomas Morrison
Christina Snell
Janine Sullivan
Michael Tremper
Jeffrey Yette

Hopkinton Board Meeting - Hearing

August 21, 2017

Parishville NY Town Board Meeting Jan 23, 2017  1

Hopkinton Board work session

February 27, 2018

Parishville Town Board meeting April 25, 2017

Hopkinton NY Town Board Meeting

Hopkinton Board Meeting

December 18, 2017

March 7, 2017

Ibrudrola representative explaining sale of electricity and need for a partner to build this project.

Visit our "how big wind works" page for graphics that illustrate this topic and see how you pay for funding.
 

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - April 26, 2017
Parishville Planning board meeting and Steven Ambrose noise presentation

Hopkinton    /     Parishville

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - March 6, 2017

TURBINE SITING MAP - July 2017

Parishville NY Town Board meeting June 22, 2017

NORTH RIDGE PROJECT

Parishville Town Board meeting June 27, 2017

Parishville Planning Board meeting June 13, 2017

Parishville NY Planning Board Meeting - May 30, 2017
Hopkinton Board Meeting February 13, 2017

Hopkinton Town Board Meeting -  Mon., Dec. 19, 2022 - 7:00pm

St. Lawrence County Ag and Farmland Protection Board Renewable Energy Workshop slides 11/13/17, Potsdam NY

public meeting videos

Hopkinton Board Meeting

June 19, 2017

Hopkinton Board Meeting

March 20, 2017

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - May 25, 2017

EXPRESS YOUR CONCERNS

Hopkinton Wind Tower Questions 1

September 22, 2016

town, county and state

Hopkinton Board Meeting

March 19, 2018

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - April 12, 2017

Parishville Planning Board Meeting February 24, 2017

Hopkinton Board Meeting

April 10, 2017

Please attend town meetings to stay informed and let your elected officials hear your concerns!

Hopkinton NY Town Board Meeting January 18, 2017
Parishville Town Board meeting March 28, 2017
Hopkinton NY Town Board Meeting 11-20-2017

Hopkinton Board Meeting

January 8, 2018

Hopkinton NY Town Board Meeting 5-21-2018

Hopkinton Board Meeting - Hearing

March 28, 2018

Parishville Wind Meeting Part 2 | October 15th

Parishville Town Board meeting April 25, 2017

Parishville Town Board meeting March 28, 2017

Hopkinton Wind Tower Questions 4

September 22, 2016

Hopkinton Board Meeting April 10, 2017

Hopkinton Board Meeting

December 29, 2017

Hopkinton Board Meeting

June 28, 2017

Parishville NY town board meeting 6-27-2017

TURBINE SITING MAP - Jan 2018

FIGURE 1 Project Area

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - February 16, 2017
Parishville Wind Board meeting March 28, 2017

Hopkinton Board Meeting

September 18, 2017

Hopkinton Board Meeting

June 18, 2018

Hopkinton Board Meeting

April 16, 2018

Hopkinton NY Town Board Meeting April 16, 2018

Hopkinton Board Meeting

February 12, 2018

Hopkinton NY Town Board Meeting 8-21-17

Hopkinton NY Wind Board Meeting Jan 18 2017

Parishville Town Board Meeting

February 28, 2017

Parishville Wind Meeting Part 3 | October 15th

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - April 26, 2017

Hopkinton Board Meeting

February 13, 2017

THE ARTICLE 10 PROCESS & WHO'S INVOLVED

CURRENT EVENT:

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - February 16, 2017

HOPKINTON

Hopkinton NY Town Board Special Meeting 4-26-2018

Parishville Town Board meeting November 28, 2017

Hopkinton NY Board Meeting, June19, 2017
Hopkinton NY Town Board Meeting 7-17-2017

Parishville Planning Board meeting May 30, 2017

ALL MAPS

Parishville Town Board meeting May 30, 2017

Hopkinton NY Town Board Meeting 6-18-2018
Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - April 12, 2017

Hopkinton Board Meeting

November 20, 2017

Hopkinton NY Town Board Meeting September 18, 2017

Hopkinton Board Meeting

July 17, 2017

FIGURE 2 Study Area

The North Ridge Wind Farm is a proposed 100 MW project located within the Towns of Hopkinton and Parishville, in St. Lawrence County, New York. It will have a nameplate capacity of 100 MW, and is expected to operate at an annual net capacity factor (NCF) of approximately 32%


February 2021 to present - North Ridge project currently active


February 28, 2021 - North Ridge Wind project is updated in the NYISO (grid operator) interconnection queue with a new proposed ”in service" date of December 2025. This only occurs after a request from the developer to the NYISO, which means the project is still active. Excerpt pages from the 2021 NYISO Gold Book (grid operator’s report) highlighting the North Ridge Wind project’s activity.

March 3, 2021 - new final  Section 94-c regulations (143 pages of uniform standards for siting, design, construction, and operation of renewable energy facilities in New York State) became effective March 3, 2021, and now replace the Article 10 process. 



May 2016  to  June 2018  -  project history subject to Article 10 process 


Multi-billion dollar Spain based industrial energy company Iberdrola... also known as Atlantic Wind LLC, and Avangrid Renewables LLC in the U.S. is moving forward with their proposal to build The North Ridge Wind Farm Project in northern New York.


The Applicant, Atlantic Wind LLC, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avangrid Renewables LLC (“AR”) is proposing to submit an Application to construct a major electric generating facility

The Project is intended to be an approximately 100 megawatt (MW) wind powered electric generating facility proposed by the Applicant to be located in the Towns of Parishville and Hopkinton, in St. Lawrence County, New York


The North Ridge Wind Farm Project is a proposed 100 MW project located within the Towns of Hopkinton and Parishville, in St. Lawrence County, New York. The proposed Project Area is depicted in Figure 1 and covers approximately 33.3 square miles. During the development phase of the Project, Atlantic Wind will lease approximately 8,000 acres of land, which will be spread out over this larger Project Area. However, once the Project is constructed, the proposed permanent improvements would utilize less than 100 acres, where turbines, collection lines, roads and facility components are constructed and buffers around these features are maintained. At that point, the vast majority of previously leased land will be released from lease agreements and would not be included in the Facility, once constructed.

The Study Area includes the Towns of Potsdam, Stockholm, Pierrepont, Colton, and Lawrence in St. Lawrence County; and the Towns of Dickinson and Waverly in Franklin County. The proposed Study Area is depicted in Figure 2 and covers approximately 273.98 square miles, extending 5 miles in all directions from the Project Area’s boundary.


The Preliminary Scoping Statement (PSS) and the Application will further define the Study Area and will discuss Project alternatives. For purposes of the Public Involvement Program (PIP), the Project Area has been defined broadly to include proposed land for the Project components included in the Project. As the Article 10 process develops, specific Project component locations will be identified, in compliance with the siting criteria referenced herein, and discussed with the public, stakeholders and the affected agencies through the PIP plan provided herein. It is presumed that any potential alternative component locations would be located within the municipalities identified herein.


Please download and read these important documents for further process clarification:

FACT SHEET - New York State's Process for Considering Sites for Wind Farms (pdf)


Public Involvement Program (PIP) Avangrid current submission to NY DPS (pdf)


Preliminary Scoping Statement (PSS) filed with the Department of Public Service (DPS) on May 4, 2017 (pdf) The Preliminary Scoping Statement (PSS) and associated attachments filed can be found at DPS website under case number 16-F-0268. This action begins a 21 day comment period.


June 27, 2017 - Intervenor Funds - Procedural Conference, Article 10, Parishville Town Hall. Video of proceedings (also found on this page under public meeting videos).


July 14, 2017 - DPS received PSS response from developer and can be found at DPS website under case number 16-F-0268.


April 24, 2018 - Town of Hopkinton receives letter from developer requesting the maximum allowable turbine tip height be increased to 600 ft. (previously 500 ft.)


June 15, 2018 - Letter to Hopkinton Town Board from Atlantic Wind attorneys informing them that the company will cease all development efforts on the North Ridge Wind Farm. By letter dated June 18, 2018, Atlantic Wind LLC notified the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment (Siting Board) and the Secretary of the Siting Board that it no longer intends to file an Article 10 application in this proceeding. 

(March 3, 2021 - Section 94-c regulations for industrial renewable energy development in New York State were finalized eliminating the Article 10 process.)

PARISHVILLE

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - May 17, 2017

Hopkinton Board Meeting

May 21, 2018

Hopkinton NY Town Board Meeting
Hopkinton Wind Board Meeting 5-17-2017
Parishville NY town board meeting 11-28-2017
Article 10 Procedural Conference
Hopkinton Board Meeting March 20, 2017
Parishville Town Board Meeting February 28, 2017

Parishville Town Board meeting June 22, 2017

Hopkinton Town Board work session 2-27-2018

Parishville Wind Meeting Part 1 | October 15th

Billy Jones visits Hopkinton - February 22, 2017
Hopkinton NY Town Board Meeting 5-15-2017

Hopkinton Board Meeting

October 16, 2017

big wind Targeting our towns

Hopkinton Board Meeting

August 21, 2017

HOPKINTON WIND LAW 
WIND ADVISORY BOARD

Five member appointed advisory board tasked with drafting Industrial Wind Farm law for the town of Hopkinton which the voting members of the Town Board may adopt and vote into law.



TOWN BOARD
Five, elected, member voting board tasked with ensuring the citizen of the town protections under NY state constitution.



PARISHVILLE WIND LAW
ZONING/PLANNING BOARD
Five member appointed advisory board tasked with review of Special Use Permits and zoning issues, drafting Industrial Wind Farm law for the town of Parishville which the voting members of the Town Board may adopt and vote into law.


Please address any questions, comments and suggestions to our Town clerk: tcparishville@yahoo.com



TOWN BOARD
Five, elected member voting board tasked with ensuring the citizen of the town protections under NY state constitution.


ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY
St. Lawrence County Legislature has created an ad-hoc wind committee
http://www.stlawco.org/


IDA

The St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency (“SLCIDA”) is a public benefit corporation created under New York State General Municipal Law, Title 2, Section 914. Its mission is to promote, encourage, attract and develop job opportunities and economically sound commerce and industry in St. Lawrence County.

http://www.slcida.com


NY STATE SITING BOARD

ARTICLE 10
On August 4, 2011, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law Chapter 388 of the Laws of 2011 that enacted Article 10 of the Public Service Law.
Article 10 provides for the siting review of new and repowered or modified major electric generating facilities in New York State by the Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment (Siting Board) in a unified proceeding instead of requiring a developer or owner of such a facility to apply for numerous state and local permits.



New York State Department of Public Service

Submitted Public Involvement Plans online


SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS TO NYSDPS

To submit your comments to the DPS click here, this will take you to the NYSDPS comments page for case #16-F-0268.



news


ARTICLES OF INTEREST


December 5, 2021
Energy companies accused of bid rigging and racketeering in US lawsuit. A cybersecurity company filed a $110m lawsuit in New York this week, accusing the Spanish global energy company Iberdrola and its US subsidiary Avangrid of bid rigging and racketeering.
https://www.theguardian.com

Jul 23, 2021
Corruption Allegations at Home and Abroad Complicate Avangrid/PNM Merger
https://www.newsdata.com


May 12, 2017
Wind turbines still to be built south of Route 72 despite wind overlay zone
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com


April 27, 2017
Wind Advisory Board approves wind overlay zone
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news


April 26, 2017
Adirondack Council has questions on wind farm
http://northcountrynow.com/north-country-week


April 15, 2017

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board won’t expand areas where generators can be built
http://northcountrynow.com


April 5, 2017

Wind farm opponents continue to lobby St. Lawrence County legislators
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com


March 21, 2017 - Town of Hopkinton passes wind turbine moratorium; councilman does not believe it will make a difference
http://northcountrynow.com/news


Parishville town council members decide not to impose moratorium on wind energy development.
Michael Lawrence, supervisor of the town of Brandon, was present at the special Town Board meeting. Mr. Lawrence shared his experience as a town supervisor, of which he has been for 17 years, and dealing with wind developers approaching the town in 2007. He urged the council members to go forward with a moratorium.
http://www.mpcourier.com


POTSDAM – The firm hoping to build 40 wind turbines in Parishville and Hopkinton says a letter it distributed recently to some St. Lawrence County residents incorrectly listed the Town of Potsdam as another possible location for a wind farm...
http://northcountrynow.com

Iberdrola - Tule Wind construction suspension order, six confirmed violations of terms and conditions of the right-of-way (ROW) grant...
http://www.windaction.org

Protest over proposed wind farm prompts St. Lawrence County Legislature to create wind committee...
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com


Stefanik Tours Jericho Rise Wind Farm, friend of industrial wind.
https://stefanik.house.gov


60 Herkimer Co. residents file lawsuit against wind farm owner. Frustrated by the Hardscrabble Wind Farm that some residents say drives them "crazy," 60 Middleville, Fairfield and Norway residents have filed a lawsuit in state Supreme Court against the entities responsible for its construction, namely Iberdrola Renewables.
http://www.uticaod.com


Wind Power News.  One year of local wind articles published by the Watertown Times...
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com


March 17, 2017
NCPR - Under new energy law, will it matter if these SLC towns say no to wind farms?
https://www.northcountrypublicradio.org



Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - May 3, 2017

Hopkinton Board Special Meeting

April 26, 2018

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board - May 25, 2017

Parishville Planning Board meeting March 28, 2017

Hopkinton NY Wind Board Meeting Jan 18 2017
Hopkinton NY Town Board meeting 6-28-2017

2021 LEASE MAP

Hopkinton NY Town Board Hearing 8-21-2017

Elected Officials Contact information

town meeting videos

NY State Assembly member

Billy Jones visits Hopkinton - February 22, 2017

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - March 2, 2017

Hopkinton Wind Board meeting 5-3-2017
Hopkinton NY Board Meeting 3-19-2018
Parishville Town Board Meeting - May 30, 2017

Parishville Town Board meeting June 14, 2017

2017 LEASE MAP

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - March 2, 2017

Hopkinton NY Town Board Meeting January 18, 2017 - Public comment period

Parishville Planning Board Meeting

February 24, 2017

What you need to know about Industrial Wind Farms

Northern NY Wind

Hopkinton Wind Tower Questions 3

September 22, 2016

Hopkinton    /     Parishville

Ibrudrola representative on ice throw

Published on Jan 16, 2017
 

Hopkinton Wind Tower Questions 2

September 22, 2016

Hopkinton NY town board meeting 12-18-2017