“Town Planner Kenneth Kovalchik is concerned about large-scale wind farms, so much so that he has written an Article 78 memorandum of law — used by citizens to challenge government actions — on behalf of his parents and their neighbors, who are trying to prevent 675-foot turbines being installed on a ridgeline overlooking their 300-acre farm in Otsego County.
As Guilderland works to amplify and strengthen its solar laws, Kovalchik recommends that the town also begin to work on creating a wind ordinance. He wants the town to join forces with other surrounding municipalities — New Scotland and the Hilltowns — to strengthen their voice, as the state gears up to take over the work of approving large-scale renewable-energy projects. “
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Altamont Enterprise 18 March 2020.