School likely to sign wind-tower contract.Byline: Shirley Barnes
TEMPLETON - When the Narragansett Regional School District Committee meets Wednesday, it will move forward with plans for a wind tower on land owned by the school district.
At a meeting of the school committee last week, Gregory J. Angelini, school district lawyer, answered most questions posed by a lawyer hired by Phillipston selectmen SELECTMEN. The name of certain officers in several of the United States, who are invested by the statutes of the several states with various powers. and by the school committee about the plans.
The school system is on the verge On the Verge (or The Geography of Yearning) is a play written by Eric Overmyer. It makes extensive use of esoteric language and pop culture references from the late nineteenth century to 1955. of signing a contract with the Templeton Municipal Light & Water Plant for lease of the land on which the tower will stand.
Mr. Angelini said that he and lawyer Robert Granger, who represents the light and water plant, reviewed every point in the nine-page letter from the Phillipston selectmen's lawyer. There are a few changes to be made to the contract before it can be signed.
Phillipston selectmen attended the meeting with questions of their own.
One consideration was the "wind non-obstruction easement easement, in law, the right to use the land of another for a specified purpose, as distinguished from the right to possess that land. If the easement benefits the holder personally and is not associated with any land he owns, it is an easement in gross (e.g. ," which prohibits the school district from building anything that would obstruct ob·struct
To block or close a body passage so as to hinder or interrupt a flow.
ob·structive adj. the flow of wind currents across the land. Some school committee members indicated there was little chance of the school district building anything that high. The next building anticipated is a Templeton Elementary School elementary school: see school. , which would not affect the wind tower.
This installation will be part of a study offered to Narragansett students as a way to understand wind power and its future as a green and clean source of energy.
During the meeting last week, Sean Hamilton Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton is currently one of the most listened to radio personalities in America. Sean is the host of the Weekend Top30 Countdown heard in over 200 cities throughout the United Sates and around the world. , general manager of the light and water department, explained the program, and its costs and benefits, not only to the town of Templeton, but also to the school district.
Schools in Templeton will see reduced electricity costs, and students from both towns will benefit from the educational component of the project.
Phillipston Selectman se·lect·man
One of a board of town officers chosen annually in New England communities to manage local affairs.
Noun 1. selectman - an elected member of a board of officials who run New England towns Dan Sanden expressed concern that the tower built on district land would benefit Templeton residents with a lower cost for energy through the town light department, but Phillipston residents would not see any decrease in the cost of home electricity bills.
Mr. Hamilton Hamilton, city, Bermuda
Hamilton, city (1990 est. pop. 3,100), capital of Bermuda, on Bermuda Island. It is a port at the head of Great Sound, a huge lagoon and deepwater harbor protected by coral reefs. said the project is anticipated to cost $3.2 million.
Members of the Green Energy Educational Collaborative, including members of the light department and school personnel, have worked on the designs and applications for grants to make the project a reality. They said they need to be ready to go out to bid in order to keep the grant money.
Templeton will be responsible for operating the tower, and if
it fails to produce the anticipated reduction in energy costs, the light department will still need to pay back the bonds. The department has already invested money in the project.
NAME: NARRAGANSETT REGIONAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE