(VIDEO) “MARK BEATON, WHERE’S THE FLICKER STUDY?”
“We knew the deal as far as flicker goes,” Beaton (pictured) said. “How much would happen, when it would happen.”
Beaton walked away from the podium but couldn’t get away from Leland Road-resident Sean Reilly.
“Don’t leave, Mark. Please,” Reilly said as he pointed at Beaton.
Reilly began asking Beaton where he could access the flicker study that Town Planner Tom Bott alleged was “on the [Town of Kingston’s] Web site” earlier this month in a KingstonJournal.com report.
“So they did the flicker study on the Independence Turbine?” Reilly asked Beaton.
An agitated former-Selectman Mark Beaton responded. “They did the study on a wind turbine on the landfill. And we’re talking about a turbine just like we have now.”
Doreen Reilly, who was also in attendance at last week’s BOH meeting, asked Beaton if the turbine in the Green Energy Committee’s flicker study was the same as the turbine that currently sits atop the capped landfill.
“Same size. It got up to a 1.8 [MW],” Beaton answered, leading Doreen Reilly to point out that the KWI Turbine is a 2MW turbine.
Beaton fired back at the Reilly’s, “you go into the information yourself. Because this turbine is a different machine and it’s much better engineering…[KWI] is an Audi, it’s not a Ford.”
“I’m going to get you the facts,” Beaton said as Sean Reilly stepped in front of the podium and held up a photocopied GoogleEarth map.
“This is a flicker study?” Sean Reilly said to Beaton as he held the docuent. “This is all [Mr. Bott’s] given us.”
Jack Breen, who was notably perturbed by the loss of order, then slammed his hand down on the table.
“Go on the Web site. It’s there, I’m sorry if you can’t find it,” Beaton said before exiting the room.
Dan Alves, another Kingston resident claiming adverse health impacts from the KWI Turbine followed Beaton out into the hallway. The Journal was present for the exchange, although the camera was not recording.
“This is what you’ve done to our town!” Alves yelled to Beaton as he walked down the staircase.
Beaton walked away but kept exchanging words with Alves. “And I’m proud of it…I wish [Hurricane] Sandy blew it up your ass.”
Much more on this meeting and the recent shutdown of the Journal to come tonight.