Special Meeting on Wind Project DEIS Scheduled
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Ripley-Westfield Wind Farm Project has been received by the Westfield Town Board. The Westfield Town Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, February 24th at 4:30 pm in Eason Hall to determine whether the document is complete and adequate for public review and comment. If the Board determines that the DEIS is adequate for public review, they will establish a public comment period and set a date for a public hearing.
The proposed Ripley-Westfield Wind Farm Project involves the construction and operation of up to 82 wind turbine generators, 47 of which are proposed to be located in the Town of Westfield with the remaining turbines to be located in Ripley. The Town of Ripley is co-lead agency on the project with Westfield.
Project Sponsor Ripley-Westfield Wind, LLC has been working on the DEIS since October 2008, when a Final Scoping Document was prepared based on input received from the public and involved agencies. For more information on the special meeting, contact the Town of Westfield at 326-6211.