New York Attorney General investigating town officials over potential wind farm misconduct.

According to the Watertown Daily Times articletwo senior members of Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo’s staff were in Cape Vincent about two weeks ago conducting interviews of “parties interested in wind power.”

The article noted that, according to the letter, obtained by the Times, the attorney general has told the town it must preserve all town documents, including those of the Town Council and Planning Board, and the town is not to delete or purge any records until the investigation is complete.

The AG’s spokesman declined to discuss the reasons behind the investigation, but the article reports the details of the information requested, going back to 2005 and includes:

  • All documents relating to town action on wind farm development, including, but not limited to, board minutes, board packages, resolutions, voting records, communications, permits, applications and licenses.
  • All communications between or among town officials and any company engaged in wind farm development.
  • All documents concerning any financial relationship between a town official, or their relatives, and a company engaged in wind farm development, including, but not limited to, any financial disclosures filed with the town and any board minutes reflecting any such disclosures.

Perhaps a cautionary tale for other small town officials in the making?

Full article here:  State probing officials at Cape

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