Thursday, September 29, 2011

EverPower To Provide Grant Funding For Internet Infrastructure In Allegany

ALLEGANY — The newly-formed Town of Allegany Economic Development Corp. met Tuesday to discuss the possibility of setting up a broadband system in the community with grant money that will be provided by EverPower Wind Holdings Inc.

Town Supervisor Pat Eaton, who is a member of the development corporation, said the town hopes to establish broadband and other community development projects through a grant provided by EverPower which expects to build a 29-wind turbine farm in the Chipmonk and Knapp Creek areas. After the controversial project was approved by the Allegany Town Board last month, Concerned Citizens filed an appeal with the Allegany Zoning Board of Appeals. The organization is arguing that the Allegany Planning Board failed to analyze noise impact as required by the law.

Other members of the development corporation are town board member John Hare, Dr. Todd Palmer of St. Bonaventure University, David Potter and Wendy Brand.

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