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Mayor Cuts Ribbon at New Wind Turbine

Turbine is located at the Drum Point Sports Complex

Brick Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis, surrounded by students from and cut the ribbon on Brick's newest foray into the clean energy world Wednesday morning.

The mayor and the students, joined by school and township officials, gathered around an 80-foot tall wind turbine built at the Drum Point Sports Complex, off Drum Point Road. The turbine will generate 10 kilowatts of energy from its 22-foot blades, which spub silently in a brisk wind during the ceremony.

"The thing that really sold us on this was the fact that there were two schools right here," Acropolis said. "The education component is worth well in excess of the power generation that will come from this."

Acropolis said the system will reduce utility costs at the sports complex, which is the most heavily used of its kind in Brick. The project cost $177,560, which was covered by federal grants.

The turbine is the latest of Brick's green energy projects. In 2010, the township installed a 125 kilowatt system on the roof of the , which has reduced energy costs by about $30,000 per year there and generates $125,000 annually through the sale of renewable energy credits.

Both the Drum Point system and the municipal complex system were funded through the federal government's Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant program.

Brokernj December 14, 2011 at 09:28 PM
Since theyre going to be replacing the Lake Riviera dam. Maybe they can investigate the use of a small hydro electric generator there too! Bet theres some federal funds available for that as well
walt tupycia December 14, 2011 at 09:30 PM
sounds like he is cutting the cheese.
Ken December 15, 2011 at 12:23 AM
Yes, they now have water turbines that are very effective. a marina in Point was planning on istalling then in the Wills Thorofare accross from the 7-11 on Broadway. I don't know if they ever did. The dam replacement with some sort of shute with a couple of these cost save a lot of $$
Joseph Woolston Brick December 15, 2011 at 01:30 AM
Because we didn't fall for the BS. It was a ploy for votes and the whole town knew it.
Brian December 15, 2011 at 04:10 AM
Did he have to take personal time at his full time job for the Toms River MUA to attend is Mayoral duties for Brick??
Anthony December 15, 2011 at 11:07 AM
How sad is your life that you take time out of your day to sit on the Patch and bash Acropolis every chance you get, even when he does something good? Even if it took you 10 seconds, it's 10 seconds too many.
Reality December 15, 2011 at 12:44 PM
Anhony - Even if it took Acropolis only 1 hour, I'm sure the TR taxpayer would consider this 1 hour too much! (And as an aside, it's pretty sad that you consider posing for a photo op "somethng good.") Hey Dan - Please post this article on the TR Patch as well.
Anthony December 15, 2011 at 03:04 PM
I think it's sad that you consider posing for a photo an opportunity to spin the story into a mudslinging event with your biased political dogma. Let the Toms River taxpayers worry about how he spends his time when on their payroll. A full time job is 8 hours a day. That's 40 out of 168 hours a week he needs to fulfill his duties for Toms River. Stop crying.
Brian December 15, 2011 at 03:20 PM
Hey Anthony, can you just leave your job to go take pictures with your kids? Or do you need to first tell your boss and arrange personal time? His mayor job may include off hour commitments, but his job at the TRMUA is a mon-fri, 9-5. How come hes not there?? Being that my tax dollars pay his salary, I have every right to wonder if he is doing it correctly. Are you one of the MANY people he gave a job to in the past few years?? Why are you so staunchly for him?
Tarkus December 15, 2011 at 04:57 PM
Apparently your life is sad as you are posting here, not once, but twice! 6:07-10:04
Concerned Brick Citizen December 15, 2011 at 05:53 PM
Wow... it was still their last Sunday. Glad it has been removed. I was worried it was going to cause an accident for one of the St. Thomas Church goers.
John C December 16, 2011 at 05:08 AM
Reality I am sure you ment to say Toms River Rate Payers since the tax dollars do not go into any MUA they are supported by water and sewer rates.
Anthony December 16, 2011 at 06:17 AM
Yes, I can leave anytime I want. The great thing about about being an entrepenuer is you get to set your own hours. Any 17 hours of the day, 7 days a week. Hes not there because he had a prior commitment at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Pretty obvious I think. If youre not allowed to take days off, it may be time to find a new job. How would you know what "doing it right" entails? No, Ive never met him. Im not for or against him, Im against people stirring the pot for no reason other than talking trash. Especially if its flat out baseless whining and mudslinging.

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