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LTE: Citizen cites conflict of interest; asks commissioner to step down in wind votes

Dear Editor:

I attended the county commission meeting Oct. 3, 2022, to voice my opposition to the proposed wind farm in Osage County. In attendance were five representatives of the power company and about 20 Osage county citizens. The power company employees painted a rosy picture. It is interesting, none of these power company employees live close the noisy wind turbines they are pushing to sell Osage County and their citizens.

I am not opposed to wind powered generators, but I am extremely against placing the wind turbines close to where people live and it disturbing the silence and beauty of our county.

It was most surprising when Commissioner Driver stated that he has leased his property to the power company and has been financially compensated. This is a conflict of interest. I am calling for Mr. Driver to excuse himself from any meeting in regards to wind turbines and that he not be allowed to vote on the wind turbine project.

Robert Ellis
Overbrook, Kan.


 

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