Video: Wind Turbine Explained at Half Century Club
Talk by Holmdel's John Colligas, chairman the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority
Holmdel’s John Colligas, the chairman of the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority, believes a wind turbine is a smart and responsible decision for area towns that participate in the BRSA. Holmdel is one of them.
But a strong wind of protest is gaining strength just as the industrial turbine is about to be delivered to its new home in Union Beach. Opponents say the huge turbine will hurt property values, cause health issues, and look too awkward in mile-square Union Beach.
On Tuesday, Colligas explained his reasons for supporting the wind turbine to a friendly audience of 40 members of the township’s Half Century Club at the Holmdel Senior Center.
Because Holmdel’s two BRSA commissioners support the turbine as an energy-efficient solution that will shave $500,000 off electric bills, Colligas said he thought township residents should know more about the technology.