Power park meeting in Greenport scheduled tonight

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04/17/2013 9:16 AM |

An architect’s rendering for a section of the proposed Clark’s Beach power park.

What do Greenport Village residents think about turning Clark’s Beach into a center for alternative energy? They’ll get their chance to speak tonight.

The Village Board will hold the first of its community forums on the idea at the Floyd Memorial Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Earlier this month the board gave Mayor David Nyce permission to pursue the idea he first floated in the fall. The mayor has suggested building a combination of wind and solar energy systems on the 8.7-acre Soundfront beach, which he said could make the village energy independent and stabilize residents’ electric bills.

The cost and methods of financing the project are both unknown. The board gave its verbal approval for Mr. Nyce to build public support and seek grant funds.

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