Legislators consider road use for Baron Winds project

69 turbines planned in Cohocton, Dansville, Fremont, Wayland

BATH — Steuben County legislators considered a road use agreement for a large planned wind farm in the western part of the county during a meeting Monday of the county Public Works Committee.

The Baron Winds project, which has twice been reduced in scope, is currently planned to consist of 69 turbines in the towns of Cohocton, Dansville, Fremont and Wayland.

Developer innogy (operating as Baron Winds LLC) has negotiated the preliminary agreement with the county in anticipation of the wear and tear on local roads from the construction of the wind farm.

Public Works Commissioner Vince Spagnoletti told legislators the agreement begins with a bond payment for the use of each road, with a larger or smaller amount depending on the road in question.

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