Editor’s note: This letter to the Allegany County Commissioners and County Administrator Vance Ishler was released to the Times-News for publication.

Dear Commissioners Stakem, Hutcheson, and Lewis:

As you are probably aware by the time you read this email, the Wind Ordinance Regulations were removed from discussion at the Planning and Zoning Commission’s public meeting that occurred on Sept. 17.

The reason stated was that a possible conflict of interest on William R. Davis Jr.’s behalf. He has land located on Dan’s Mountain, which is where U.S. Windforce has proposed 25 2.5-megawatt industrial wind power turbines. His land is adjacent to the proposed location of the facility.

It is safe to assume as well that Chairman E. William Duvall II may also have a conflict of interest due to him serving on the board of the Western Maryland Building and Construction Trades Council. I spoke with several other citizens attending the meeting who agreed with me on this point. Should Davis and Duvall be replaced? No industrial wind facilities should be constructed in Allegany County until this is resolved.

There is a documentary on YouTube that presents the health issues that a family in Meyersdale, Pa., has incurred due to their proximity to the Meyersdale Wind Facility. They are located 3,500 to 4,000 feet from the facility, and the noise levels are considered beyond a safe level by the United States Government.

Will residents in Cresaptown, Bel Air, and surrounding vicinities be impacted the same? What about the Georges Creek region? The url for the video mentioned is: http:www.


We need to have a moratorium on Industrial Wind until all of these issues are resolved. The residents of Allegany County are depending on you.

Thank you for your time.

Sam White

Mount Savage

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