City Council Votes to Buy Discount Power from Plymouth Wind Farm
The City Council voted Thursday night to enter into a power purchase agreement with a yet-to-be-built Plymouth wind farm. Mayor Jon Mitchell said the deal is projected to save taxpayers $33 million over its 20-year lifespan. Some councilors, however, weren't so enthused. At-Large Councilor Linda Morad said she voted against the deal, partly because a signing bonus of $250,000 will go to the wind energy center, not back to residents.
The vote was 6-5. Ward 2 Councilor Steven Martins told WBSM News that he voted in favor because the agreement seems like a "great deal."