TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Some townspeople on Tybee Island near Savannah are expressing concerns about plans for a wind turbine, but others say the structure represents a unique opportunity for the beach town and should be welcomed.
The Savannah Morning News (http://bit.ly/1fu2y3W) reports that about 100 people packed Tybee Island's City Hall Monday night to hear about plans for the 50-kilowatt wind turbine.
Councilman Paul Wolff said the wind turbine is a way to invest in the community's future with minimal expense because it is being offered as a gift.
The Morning News reports that Wolff privately negotiated with an international corporation for the wind turbine that's valued at $272,000. It would cost an estimated $134,000 in shipping and installation expenses.
Some residents expressed concerns about the upfront costs and worry that it could harm birds.