TIFFIN, OH — A group of local citizens who have organized against the proposed wind turbine farms in Seneca County have now opened an office in downtown Tiffin.
“We are very proud and excited to announce that the Seneca Anti-Wind Union now has a physical office space that is located in Downtown Tiffin!,” a press release from SAWU leader Chris Aichholz stated.
The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce held an official public ribbon cutting event on Tuesday.
“The office is located in the beautiful and historic Laird Arcade Building right across the corner from the new Joint Justice Center,” Aichholz said.
The opening of SAWU’s office comes just a month after sPower announced the opening of their Tiffin headquarters downtown, and just a month before Tiffin hosts a Feb. 19 hearing before the Ohio Power Siting Board, which decides the fate of such projects.
“We had a fantastic turnout for our ribbon cutting event that officially marked the opening of our new office in Downtown Tiffin. With well over 100 supporters in attendance we cut the ribbon and celebrated this wonderful achievement,” Aichholz added.
“Our office hours for the rest of this week will be Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:00AM – 1:00PM. We will post more times in the coming days. We would like to give a special thank you to all three of our County Commissioners, the leadership team at the Tiffin Seneca Economic Partnership, the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce who hosted the event, and all of our supporters. It truly was awesome to have all these fine people in attendance,” Aichholz said.
In December, joined by Seneca County residents, business leaders and elected officials, sPower cut the ribbon on an office for the Seneca Wind project in downtown Tiffin that will be open to the public during designated hours, five days a week. sPower encourages people to visit the office at 23 Court Street for information about Seneca Wind or to leave comments or questions about the project.
Seneca Wind will consist of up to 85 wind turbines on approximately 25,000 acres of privately leased land in Scipio, Reed, Venice, Eden and Bloom townships, providing enough clean energy to power almost 60,000 homes each year.