NORWICH – Government leaders have received correspondence from promoters of New York Regional Interconnect (NYRI) that tout the project's monetary incentives to municipalities.
Town of Norwich Supervisor David C. Law told members of the Chenango County Planning Board this week that he had received a letter touting a total of $37.2 million in annual tax payments to municipalities and school districts along the proposed power line’s 190-mile route from Oneida to Orange County. All 44 miles of Chenango County - from north to south - is being targeted for the $2 billion power line that is intended to relieve electrical grid congestion primarily downstate.
“They are really pushing what revenues are going to mean, trying to buy their way in. It hasn’t changed my mind,” Law said.