At a special meeting held on Monday, March 14, 2016, Councillors voted in favour of entering into an agreement with FWRN LP (formerly Niagara Region Wind Farm) to secure funding for the community as a result of the construction of industrial wind turbines in West Lincoln.
The agreement will see the Township receive approximately $460,000 per year for the next 20 years. In total, West Lincoln will receive over $9.2 million as part of the agreement with FWRN LP.
The utilization of the community funding is at Council’s discretion and can be used for a variety of community improvement projects which are yet to be determined.
A collaborative effort between all parties and hard work on the part of FWRN LP, Township staff and Council, resulted in the approval of this agreement which will benefit many and will be used for a variety of community projects.
Further information will be presented regarding the Community Fund at a later date when additional information is available.