The cheap bastard's only offered Cape Vincent 225 thou!

Holy Crap!

Amherst Island which is about 15 miles from Cape Vincent, NY and is roughly the same size as the Town of Cape Vincent is calling an offer of 7.5 million per year to crap up their island with only 33 turbines an insult. Holy Crap!

You-know-who is only offering the Town of Cape Vincent 255 thousand a year to crap up the entire town of Cape Vincent with as many as 150 wind turbines.

Here is what I just read in a Kingston Whig Standard article written by Danielle VandenBrink:

A company looking to build a controversial wind farm on Amherst Island has quietly offered Loyalist Township an payment of $7.5 million annually, the Whig-Standard has learned. But the proposal doesn’t sit well with the head of a group opposed to the construction, who decried the payments as shameful. Janet Grace, president of the Association for Protection of Amherst Island, said she believes the proposed payment is a response to mounting pressure from community members opposing the project.

The offer — which is conditional upon final approval from the province — would see the power company forward a voluntary payment of $7.5 million to Loyalist Township each year, beginning in 2014. Sean Fairfield, senior manager of project planning for Algonquin Power, said the draft agreement is based on the capacity, or price per megawatt, of the 33-turbine wind farm. The facility is expected to generate 247 megawatts of electricity annually. “We want to build a partnership with the community,” Fairfield said. “Looking into our modelling, we felt ($7.5 million per year) was reasonable. “We believe that offering this would help the municipality in relation to another project they may have.”

To add insult to injury, I have also heard from many reliable sources that the  Cape Vincent leaseholders did not do so well when compared to other projects in the world, either.

Holy crap! Amherst Island only getting insulted. Cape Vincent is getting screwed.


  1. Anonymous5/06/2012


    Is an understatement

  2. You stupid bastard!

  3. Ralph Kramden5/06/2012

    Uma, Uma, Uma, Uma, Uma

    Uma, Uma, Uma, Uma, Uma

  4. Anonymous5/06/2012

    The Can Gov is paying bigtime because if you do the math (247 MW/33 t= 7.5MW/t)it says the turbines planned for Amherst Is are big, really big. I didn't think they made them that big, yet.

    In the parlance of our day, there will be enough low frequency noise from these babies to rattle your teeth, socks and pantyhose. The whole world is going bonkers over the big turbines giving off big noise and the Provincial Gov's answer to the problem, pay the township obscene amounts of money to cover-up the obscenity they are about to foist on Amherst Islanders.

  5. Anonymous5/06/2012

    I don't remember the exact number, but the junk pile across the river pays better than $700,000 annually. Yet the municipality doesn't have the funds available to fix the roads.

  6. Anonymous5/06/2012

    Bp, the cheap bastards are going to give you the biggest they got, too. And, they just cut the town share down to less. So your are join to getter much bigger for less money. But the voters for you wind could care less and are selling you out

  7. Anonymous5/06/2012

    And the value and sales of homes have gone down. If any of your wind people tell your different tell them they are full of yankee doodle.

  8. Anonymous5/06/2012

    Ya right. The people who run this blog have to be liars.
    A massive project like that and only 255,000 to the town.

  9. Anonymous5/06/2012

    Peter Gross said before he left that he did not know which leaseholders got the shaft.

    Frankly, after their PSC statements about us being rich elitist I hope they all got the shaft.

  10. Anonymous5/06/2012

    Look at the bright side if this.
    No town in their right mind would approve a PILOT for so little. Bp knows that. That advertisement they put in the Times was bone to their leaseholders making they think Bp is doing something.

  11. At the time the offer was made, the Canadian dollar was worth .9952 American.

    That means the offer to Amherst was actually for only 7.464 Million in American dollars.

    I make this clear because I don't want Voters for Wind to accuse me of telling a half truth.

    Also, in 2005 I was told by a prominent politician that the town of Cape Vincent would get 420,000 per year.

    I objected to that and he told me to quit complaining and not make a fuss and back off because the town knew what they were doing and had everything under control.

  12. Anonymous5/06/2012

    More wind turbines for Canada, They are really beautiful aren't they?

  13. Anonymous5/06/2012

    They are even more beautiful when we get paid thirty times more for them in the Loyalist Township that you dumb bastard yanks do in Cape Vincent.

  14. Anonymous5/06/2012

    I want my money! I want my money, dammit!

  15. Anonymous5/06/2012

    Probably just goes to show that the former town board was way over their head, but's let's not forget their only real concern was how much money they would get for themselves, hell be damned with the rest community.

    These foreign developers must have thought they hit the jackpot with this town board and planning board.
    Exactly why a strict code of ethics must be enforced.

  16. Anonymous5/08/2012


    You are getting what we call the Royal Shaft over there from a British Corporation. Perhaps the British limeys don't consider your Revolutionary War to be over and are going to own you in the end.

    God save the Queen!

  17. Anonymous5/08/2012

    Not really the shalt. You're stuck with the turbines with the possibility of more to come to crap up your island. Look across the river, do you see any in the Cape. It,ll be a long time before you see BP's turbines over here. You have to live with the turbine problems that pop up don't you?