FORT LUPTON - When Brad Groff learned he could save at least 30 percent off his electric bill with the help of a turbine powered windmill, he bought one.
"It's free energy, free energy," he exclaimed. "Who would be against that?"
The city government for one. Only they are not against you putting up a wind generator, as long as you pay their extortion fees you are probably good to go, but here is the rub, even if you pay the extortion fee imposed by the government it is no guarantee that you will be “given permission” to use your own property in a way you see fit. They don’t care, even though it is your property, and your loss if they reject your request to put up a windmill, they suffer no consequences.
"We're not trying to make this a burden for this individual, we want to help make it work," said City Administrator Mike Konefal.
For not trying to be a burden, you sure are a burden to this man. What gives you the authority to tell someone how they can use the property they paid for? Bureaucrats like Konefal make me sick.
The fee to apply for a special use permit is $900, and would still require final approval from the city council.