To the editor:
After reading some of the letters in support of Ms. Lisa Wolf and Mr. Adam Smith, I feel the need to respond to some of the comments put forth by their fellow members of Sustainable Marblehead, which at best is embellishment, if not outright falsehoods. Let’s start with the fact that Mr. Smith was not even a resident of Marblehead when General Manager Joe Kowalik and I wrote a grant to have the National Renewable Energy Lab come to town and survey all possible sites for solar and wind, which included the Brown School, which at the time was only on paper. To say he is upgrading the IT security of MMLD is reaching, to say the least.
I wish they would come to the table and present actual occurrences when Ms. Wolf has been blocked. I guess throwing out the charge is good enough for them.
“Transformational changes:” this is a term which should frighten every ratepayer in Marblehead. They took our distribution manager’s words out of context and are spinning them to fit their narrative. What, I believe, he was conveying to them, was the fact that a complete change to all-out electrification is not feasible at this time. But, of course, they used it to justify the “sky is falling” mentality. They conveniently left out the fact that MMLD just received another reliability award from the American Public Power Association.
If the ratepayers want an ideologically driven agenda to oversee MMLD, and become nothing but a sub-committee of Sustainable Marblehead, be prepared for higher rates and less reliability. Balance is what is needed for MMLD. Vote Walter Homan and Nate Burke.