LETTER: Officials should have stood up to neighbors, OKed solar plan

To Ozaukee Press:

The report in the March 12 issue of Ozaukee Press (“Swayed by neighbors, panel snubs solar plan”) about the Ozaukee County Natural Resources Committee not having enough policy-making energy to inform neighbors of Mee-Kwon County Park that they do not have exclusive right to a park that belongs to all of us, to say nothing about turning their backs on one of the few energy sources that may begin to save our planet, is most frustrating.

The neighbors who do not want solar should be assessed the $42,277 the county will lose annually by not leasing a 3.9-acre area of the park for solar panels.

My great thanks to the committee members and Parks Director Andrew Struck who did support the solar plan that would bring revenue to the county for land that is not used and for supporting the use of non-fossil fuels.

If the county can throw away $42,277, don’t ask me for any more property taxes or to support any elected officials who vote against this.

Justin Plimpton




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