Thursday, June 7, 2007

Commissioners Overstep (or Misunderstand) Their Roles?

In Wednesday's zoning commission meeting, it seems that some of the members of the zoning commission may have not understood the purpose of their roles on the zoning commission.

Theirs is not an "energy" commission - nor is it a "determine the direction of renewable resources in general terms" commission. Their is a ZONING commission.

The work of a zoning commission should be all about LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.

One commissioner, Gene Jacobs, who voted FOR THE LOCATION of the proposed wind farm, may not have thought the location was the right location for a wind farm. But, he voted for it anyway. Huh?

“I strongly feel that this is the right direction,” Jacobs said, “It might not be the right place, but it’s the right direction.”

What? Mr. Jacobs, your job on the zoning commission is not to decide the "right directions" for renewable energy. You are not a member of an energy think tank.

Your job was to evaluate the use of a particular place. Place, not direction. Place!

We can only pray that our elected county commissioners DO UNDERSTAND what their roles are and WHO THEY REPRESENT.

Submitted by Pam Pohly

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