Cape Zoning Committee will consult with an Attorney. Watchful Town of Lyme extends wind moratorium.

Today will be another busy day for the volunteers who are serving on the Town of Cape Vincent Zoning Ordinance Committee. Today, they will travel to Syracuse, NY to have an opportunity to consult with their Attorney, Paul Curtin. At their last meeting, the committee spent time discussing what they would like to ask Mr. Curtin regarding their present progress.

One topic that the committee will put in front of Attorney Curtain is that the committee's present draft appears to contain de facto exclusion of industrial wind turbines of the type and size preferred for use by developers. 

For several months now the committee has been working on a draft ordinance of a new town law which, when completed, will be reviewed twice by the public at open meetings.

The first "informal" review will give the committee the opportunity to listen to the public and then take the draft back to their work sessions.

The second public review will be the actual public hearing which is part of the legal process required before the new zoning laws are submitted to the town board for approval.

In a recent meeting, the committee said they expected the new zoning law to go to the town board late summer or early fall.

The progress of the Cape Vincent Zoning Ordinance Committee is being followed very closely by the Town of Lyme. Last night, at a town of Lyme special meeting, The Lyme Town Board voted unanimously to extend their moratorium on wind power projects by another six months.

Town of Lyme Supervisor Scott Aubertine has said that the Lyme Town Board was following the Town of Cape Vincent Zoning Ordinance Committee's progress to determine what restrictions their new zoning ordinance might place on wind turbines in Cape Vincent.


  1. Anonymous4/19/2012

    Mr. Lee in his WDT article today called it a wind law.

    Bad reporting

    Two terms that should not be used when you are doing this all in good faith. "Wind law" and "Ban".

    Case law supports developers of any kind when they claim prejudice against a certain industry or activity.

    Try exerting a ban on snow mobiles or rec vehicles in a town in the snow belt, for example.

    As I understand it, the Town of Cape Vincent is developing a new zoning law that addresses and updates all ordinance that protects the health and safety of all Cape Citizens.

  2. Anonymous4/19/2012

    Cape Vincent is updating it's Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Law. The media has become so careless with words it does more harm than good.

  3. Anonymous4/20/2012

    Guess what it cost you tax payers $91.00 for their lunch. Check the Abstracts?

  4. Anonymous4/21/2012


    A small price to pay for the hundred thousand of dollars worth of free man/women hours that these folks have donated to your town for their services. All of the people serving on the committee are well trained professionals in their normal occupations.

    Marion Trieste blew more than that filling the green shirts full of pizza and lies in just one evening.

  5. Anonymous4/22/2012

    Hey 10:42 all people serving on the cape boards are paid monthly by the town for their worthless jobs. They don't do it for free. They don't donate the time freely They each get at least $125.00 dollars for their time.

  6. Anonymous4/22/2012

    Are you saying the committee members were being paid and got a free lunch too?