Clarence, NY - The debate over whether the owners of Thompson Brothers Greenhouse in Clarence will be allowed to build a 133 ½ foot high wind turbine will continue for at least another month.
The business sits on nearly twenty acres of farmland on Clarence Center Road. It is next to a housing development.
The town's planning and zoning board tabled a decision on whether to grant the greenhouse a zoning variance Tuesday night. The turbine's proposed height is greater than the 60 foot tower limit in Clarence.
Dawn Trippie, a co-owner of the greenhouse, requested the board table the decision after more than an hour of public comment. While she says she is getting a lot of emails and facebook messages of support, the majority of neighbors who spoke Tuesday evening are against the turbine because they believe it will lower the property values of their $300,000-$500,000 homes.