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Multi-billion dollar Spain based industrial energy company Iberdrola... also know 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.


PROPOSED NEXT STEP

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)


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


(PSS) Preliminary Scoping Statement filed with the 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.


PARISHVILLE

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - May 17, 2017

NY State Assembly member

Billy Jones visits Hopkinton - February 22, 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.


INSTRUCTIONS

1. Locate the  "Post Comments" button on the top right or bottom right of that page.


2. A new window will open


3. Fill in the boxes with the *
NOTE: your name and comment will appear on the website, your address and email will not be seen by the public

4. You may address your comments to Secretary Burgess

5. You may add attachment, but you don’t have to

6. Then under the box where you wrote your comment, look for the box that says “I am not a robot” (bottom right) and do what the box says that pops up.


7. Then click post
You will receive an email confirming your post.  It will be reviewed to make sure it follows rules (do not post any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful material or information. DPS reserves the right to remove, without notice, any content received from users.) before it will be posted to the site.




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ARTICLES OF INTEREST

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 - March 2, 2017

Hopkinton Wind Board Meeting 5-17-2017
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 Wind Advisory Board Meeting - February 16, 2017
Parishville Wind Board meeting March 28, 2017

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - May 3, 2017

TOWN OF HOPKINTON
7 Church Street

Hopkinton, NY  12965
Ph. (315) 328-4187; Fax (315) 328-4585

http://www.townofhopkinton.com
Contact Form: http://www.townofhopkinton.com/contact.html

Elected Officials:
Susan Wood, Supervisor

(315) 328-4187 (Ext. 5)

(Office Hrs. M & W from 6-8)

(H. Ph: 315-328-4321)

swood@nnymail.com

Vickie French, Clerk/Tax Collector

(315) 328-4187 (Ext. 1)

(Office Hrs. M-W-F from 9:30-12 and 1-3:30)

vfrench@nnymail.com

Greg Crump, Town Councilman (Ph: 315-244-9686)
Susan Lyon, Town Councilwoman (Ph: 315-328-4183)
Steven Parker, Jr., Town Councilman (Ph: 315-212-4052)
Gilbert Sochia, Town Councilman (Ph: 315-328-4622)
Stephen Green, Town Highway Superintendent

(Ph. 315-328-4361)


Allen Fukes, Town Assessor and Code Enforcement Officer

(315) 328-4187 (ext. 2)

(Office Hrs. M from 10-12 or by appt.)

15 Church St. South

P. O. Box 281

Brasher Falls, NY  13613

hopkassr@nnymail.com

Town of Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board

Richard Powers

Mary Jane Toomey, Secretary (Ph: 315-328-5191)
John Niles (Ph: 315-328-4314)


Steve Hopkins,

24 County Route 49

Hopkinton, NY  12965


Jody Wentzel (Ph: 315-244-1363)


PARISHVILLE-HOPKINTON Central School
P. O. Box 187
Parishville, NY  13672
Ph. (315) 265-4642

Wayne Walbridge, Interim Superintendent of Schools walbridgew@phcs.neric.org


Parishville-Hopkinton Board of Education
Ward Remington, President
1380 Old Potsdam-Parishville Road
Potsdam, NY  13676

Timothy Zellweger, Vice President (Ph. 315-265-8224)

James Young, Board Clerk
1782 State Highway 72
P. O. Box 127
Parishville, NY  13672

Joseph McGill, Member (Ph. 315-265-4232)
B. Resa Remington, Member (Ph. 315-265-9418)
Heidi Simmons, Member (Ph. 315-265-4542)

Willard Witherell, Member (Ph. 315-265-0520)

Daniel Taylor, Member
776 State Highway 72
Potsdam, NY  13676

Robert White, Member
7 Rosenbarker Drive
P. O. Box 501
Parishville, NY  13672


Parishville NY Town Board Meeting Jan 23, 2017  1

Parishville Town Board meeting April 25, 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 Wind Advisory Board Meeting - March 6, 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

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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 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

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

June 28, 2017

Parishville NY town board meeting 6-27-2017

FIGURE 1 Project Area (enlarge)

TOWN OF PARISHVILLE

P. O. Box 155,

Parishville, NY  13672

Ph. (315) 265-2131

http://www.parishvilleny.us/

email: sparishville@yahoo.com

Elected Officials:
Rodney Votra, Town Supervisor

(315) 265-2131(Opt. 2)

(Home Ph: 315-265-2658) sparishville@yahoo.com

Connie Maguire, Town Clerk

(315) 265-2131 (Opt. 1)

(Office Hrs. M 9-5, Tu & Th 9-4, F 8:30-12; Closed 12-1 daily)

tcparishville@yahoo.com

Conrad Cook, Town Councilman (Ph: 315-265-6788)
Shirley Robinson, Town Councilwoman (Ph: 315-265-7427)
Melvin Sweeney, Town Councilman (Ph: 315-265-5627)
Kari Tremper, Town Councilwoman (Ph: 315-265-1514)


Pat Remington,

Town Highway Superintendent (Ph: 315-265-6832)

(Home Ph:315-265-3606)


Joseph McGill, Assessor and Code Enforcement Officer

(315) 265-2131 (Opt. 7)

(Hrs. Tues. 2-4 and 6-8)

(H Ph: 315-265-4232)

Town of Parishville Planning Board
Frederick Wilhelm, Chairman (Ph:. 315-265-1016)
Sherry Remington, Secretary (Ph: 315-265-3606)
Milton DeGraw, Member (Ph: 315-265-2303)
Tom Demo, Member (Ph: 315-261-4456)
Michael Grove, Member (Ph: 315-265-9370)
Joseph McGill, Member (Ph: 315-265-4232)


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
Ph. 315-265-7160  

email: rperkins@stlawco.org

Parishville NY Assembly Representative:
Assemblyman Marc Butler
118th Assembly District
Legislative Office Building #525
Albany, NY  12248
(518) 455-5393

ButlerM@nyassembly.gov
On-line Contact Form: http://nyassembly.gov/mem/Marc-W-Butler

Hopkinton NY Assembly Representative:
Assemblyman Billy Jones
115th Assembly District
Legislative Office Building 639
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5943

jonesb@nyassembly.gov
On-line Contact Form:  http://nyassembly.gov/mem/Billy-Jones

NY State Senate Representative for Hopkinton and Parishville:
Senator Betty Little

New York Senate District 45

Room 310 Legislative Office Building
Albany , NY 12247
Phone: (518) 455-2811
Fax: (518) 426-6873
Email:  little@nysenate.gov
Contact: https://www.nysenate.gov/senators/betty-little/contact

NY Governor:
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
Contact: http://www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form
(518) 474-8390


Federal Representatives
U.S. House Representative
Elise Stefanik
318 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C., 20510
Ph. 202-225-4611

U.S. Senator
Charles Schumer
322 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C., 20510
Ph. 202-224-6542

U.S. Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
478 Russell
Washington, D.C., 20510
Ph. 202-224-4451

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

Parishville/Hopkinton School Board Meeting - 7:00 & 7:30pm

Parishville Planning Board meeting including Steven Ambrose noise presentation

May 9, 2017

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - March 6, 2017

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

Hopkinton Wind Tower Questions 2

September 22, 2016

Hopkinton Wind Board meeting 5-3-2017

Ibrudrola representative on ice throw

Published on Jan 16, 2017
 

Parishville Planning Board Meeting

February 24, 2017

WIND LEASE MAP (enlarge)

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board - May 25, 2017

Parishville Planning Board meeting March 28, 2017

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - April 26, 2017

Hopkinton Board Meeting

February 13, 2017

THE PROCESS & WHO'S INVOLVED

CURRENT EVENT:

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - February 16, 2017

HOPKINTON

Hopkinton NY Board Meeting, June19, 2017

Parishville Planning Board meeting May 30, 2017

St. Lawrence County Board Legislators  - Mon., July 3, 2017 -  6:00pm

Parishville Town Board meeting May 30, 2017

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

FIGURE 2 Study Area (enlarge)

Hopkinton Board Meeting

May 15, 2017

Parishville Town Board Meeting - May 30, 2017
Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - March 2, 2017

Parishville Town Board meeting June 14, 2017

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

Elected Officials Contact information

Hopkinton NY Wind Board Meeting Jan 18 2017

Parishville Town Board Meeting

February 28, 2017

Parishville Wind Meeting Part 3 | October 15th

Parishville Wind Meeting Part 1 | October 15th

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board Meeting - April 12, 2017

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