Well, blow me down.
While many New Jersey towns are battling against the high costs of energy, Ocean Gate has got the whole thing figured out: They’re turning in to the wind.
This town is in Ocean County, and is right on the Atlantic Ocean and will get to try out all those winds whipping off the Atlantic to help turn a windmill turbine.
They figure it will work just well enough to power the lights for their whole municipal complex. While some in this town of a touch over 2000 may not like looking at the big wind catching machines, maybe it could help stabilize taxes.
I am sure that if it is successful, their mayor, Paul J. Kennedy will be elected over and over again.
One important warning, though: Local Guinness Book of World Records holder Rob Beaton should not stand near the wind mills trying to break his previous record, unless he wants scrambled eggs. He holds the record for holding the most raw eggs in his hands, without dropping them: a cool dozen raw eggs.
Maybe next year at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, there'll a seminar on The Value of Wind in New Jersey. Or hot air in Trenton.