Dixfield faces steep tax increases because of the decision to leave RSU 10. The town needs to expand its tax base. A wind project would accomplish this.

The local ordinance, which is in place with state standards, would bring in much needed tax dollars. Changes made to sound limits or boundary distances would prohibit any chance of a wind project and its tax revenue.

The state standards are proven limits for protection to the public. It has also been proven that the projects closest to Dixfield run below state standards for sound.

State standards are required by the banks to borrow the money to build a project. Wind company officials have mentioned that to Dixfield’s Planning Board and Select Board. Two selectmen, Hart Daley and Norman Mitchell, refuse to believe it.

I encourage residents to vote for Ben Welch, a write-in candidate for selectman, and check the box. He’ll help.

Peter Holman, Dixfield

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