August 13,2012 - Town Council Meeting...

August 13,2012 - Town Council Meeting 7 PM - Wind Turbine Fiasco

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Bill Carson

Mattapoisett, MA

#1 Jul 13, 2012
The Portsmouth Town Council will meet on August 13,2012 to look at the ongoing wind turbine fiasco going on in town.

The turbine project going on since 2004 looks like a Dog and Pony show or a Three Ring Circus.

A 1.5 megawatt turbine was purchased by the town and turned over to the town in March of 2009. The turbine company went bankrupt as soon as they got their money leaving the town with NO warranty.

There was a lawsuit over the construction of the base of the turbine for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The town through a three million dollar bond is stuck with a broken down wind turbine just like the ones in South Point ,Hawaii.

The turbine is three years old .The turbine had two groups working on the upkeep of the turbine .The town was paying a company $33,000.00 a year to upkeep the turbine but the town employee who appointed himself in charge of the turbine was more interested in the production of the wind turbine and wouldn't call the maintance company . The town employee would reset the turbine two or three times a day through his computer at home !

The town has already decided to ignore the actions of the town employee and not look back at what exactley went wrong .They only want to look forward because of the embarrassment of the towns action with ignoring the automatic shut downs of the turbine !

The town is going to buy another gearbox and have the same town employee restart the wind turbine two or three times a day just like they've been doing for the last two years !

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