Wind farms in Ohio garner praise for benefits, but criticism by others who contend damages

Oct 13, 2013 Full story: Journalgazette.net 16

*Ohio has 30 operational wind projects and is ranked 12th in the country for providing the most wind-related jobs - about 2,000 to 3,000, according to the AWEA.

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WindBagger Vance

United States

#1 Oct 14, 2013
Looks like the Urinal Gazette forgot to mention Auglaize and Allen county voted to not partake in the whole horseshiten God forsaken mess.
WindBagger Vance

United States

#2 Oct 14, 2013
Maybe it was just Auglaize, but I bet Allens sentiments arent much different.
lol

Van Wert, OH

#3 Oct 15, 2013
http://timesbulletin.com/main.asp...

"If anyone was worried that the value of farm ground in Van Wert County was going to fall after two windfarms were constructed in the area, it appears they needn't have worried."

"Three tracts of farm ground near the intersection of Richey Rd. and Elm Sugar Grove Church Rd. in northern Van Wert County were sold at auction Monday at what many believe is a record price -$14,055 per acre."
Lein on me

Oelwein, IA

#4 Oct 15, 2013
I see this as a land grab. Farmers lease their land on these million dollar wind farms, then if the owners don't keep up the windmills or they abandon them this leaves the farmers with unworkable land and a million dollar lien on their farm for the real property of the wind farm. Wait and see. But its a terrible investment.
Shirley

Ottawa, OH

#5 Oct 15, 2013
lol wrote:
http://timesbulletin.com/main. asp?SectionID=2&SubSection ID=4&ArticleID=182930
"If anyone was worried that the value of farm ground in Van Wert County was going to fall after two windfarms were constructed in the area, it appears they needn't have worried."
"Three tracts of farm ground near the intersection of Richey Rd. and Elm Sugar Grove Church Rd. in northern Van Wert County were sold at auction Monday at what many believe is a record price -$14,055 per acre."
yes, by foreign investors they are buying up this country, piece by piece, while our congress infights
they intend to factory farm, which is an entire different subject itself
WindBagger Vance

United States

#6 Oct 15, 2013
And in the fifth paragraph:

The land is within the boundaries of the Blue Creek Wind Farm, although there are no turbines on the land. The location is just north of the Stoneco quarry and less than one mile from the Van Wert-Paulding County Line.

NO TURBINES ON THE LAND
speakup

Van Wert, OH

#7 Oct 15, 2013
Do your research, before you bash something you obviously know nothing about. Everyone is all fine and dandy when they were handing out free money. The only people who are mad 1. Don't understand what the agreement is & 2. Didn't get one on their land and aren't seeing $$$.
WindBagger Vance

United States

#8 Oct 15, 2013
Ask the guy that did all the pushing for em how many death threats he had after getting 14 of em when everyone else got their measly $10 per acre to run underground wiring all over theirs.
speakup

Van Wert, OH

#9 Oct 19, 2013
TeaBagger Vance- I think you might want to GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT.
WindBagger Vance

United States

#10 Oct 19, 2013
Well why don't you tell me how many jobs ot made in Van Wert area?

How much extra money did the schools get because of them?
speakup

Van Wert, OH

#11 Oct 19, 2013
Todd - go back to being a pizza boy. Your articles are some of the most ignorant poorly written articles I've ever read. There up deal with it, there is absolutely nothing you can do about it.
VW Viewer

United States

#12 Oct 19, 2013
Shirley wrote:
<quoted text>
yes, by foreign investors they are buying up this country, piece by piece, while our congress infights
they intend to factory farm, which is an entire different subject itself
I've heard that they are going to put up a mink farm like the one north of VW on Hoaglin Rd. Can't prove it, though.
VW Viewer

United States

#13 Oct 19, 2013
Lein on me wrote:
I see this as a land grab. Farmers lease their land on these million dollar wind farms, then if the owners don't keep up the windmills or they abandon them this leaves the farmers with unworkable land and a million dollar lien on their farm for the real property of the wind farm. Wait and see. But its a terrible investment.
Ummmm, no. These windmills are going to be operating for a hundred years, they are too much of a money maker for the owners to neglect them. And if they should happen to be "repossessed" by lienholders, they will be sold to other operators, they will not be abandoned.

When they first started building windmills in California, scam artists built a bunch of poorly planned and poorly built windmills that couldn't work even in normal weather. Those windmills were indeed abandoned as the junk they are. The state of the art has matured, new mills are made for the expected conditions, sturdy enough for nearly any expected condition, and sized to justify continuous proper maintenance. No more building simply to qualify for tax breaks. These are investment grade windmills.

Since: Aug 12

United States

#14 Oct 19, 2013
VWV theres some jackbooted junk in those contracts the landowners signed. For one thing they just totally lost mineral rights and a lot of folks have speculated there's natural gas around there and that'd be worth a lot more than the $10 bucks per acre and or the $7k per yr turbine.

Also if they do default the lien the lenders can and will come after the landowners. You can google search and find that hot mess.

I wouldn't sign the contracts but I still have what they mailed. Interestingly enough if signed I wuld legally be bound not discuss any of this with you.

Also the exact same sentance ended every paragragh to the effect: "the windmill company will have the final say on anything you want to build or do on your land."

Purty nifty for them huh.
hmmm

Enfield, IL

#15 Oct 19, 2013
UdintBuildThat wrote:
VWV theres some jackbooted junk in those contracts the landowners signed. For one thing they just totally lost mineral rights and a lot of folks have speculated there's natural gas around there and that'd be worth a lot more than the $10 bucks per acre and or the $7k per yr turbine.
Also if they do default the lien the lenders can and will come after the landowners. You can google search and find that hot mess.
I wouldn't sign the contracts but I still have what they mailed. Interestingly enough if signed I wuld legally be bound not discuss any of this with you.
Also the exact same sentance ended every paragragh to the effect: "the windmill company will have the final say on anything you want to build or do on your land."
Purty nifty for them huh.
would ya mind giving some links to support your claims; by the way why aren't you in Costa Rica yet??
see ya van wert vinny, kennesaw, etc. lol
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Ashley, OH

#16 Oct 21, 2013
WindBagger Vance wrote:
Looks like the Urinal Gazette forgot to mention Auglaize and Allen county voted to not partake in the whole horseshiten God forsaken mess.
$172,688,076 grant from the U.S. Treasury Department awarded to Iberdrola gets us $5 million...wow!...what a deal.
http://www.journalgazette.net/article/2013102...

They spanked Susan Munroe pretty good...has anybody checked to see if she's ok?

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