Friday, September 7, 2012

Moratorium variance requests pulled from public hearing

Note the update below on the City of Denton website here.
My understanding is that the variances will not be considered as such. Rather, City Council will discuss another extension of the moratorium. Part of that discussion will be about granting relief for these four EagleRidge, Inc. that the moratorium would not apply to them. I have heard that the public will still be able to speak to the issue by addressing the moratorium extension and the possible exemption for these four wells.
From the City website:
News Review
Public hearings for gas well variance requests cancelled
Posted Date: 9/7/2012 1:00 PM
At the request of the applicant, Eagleridge Operating LLC, the four variance requests from the City of Denton’s Gas Well Moratorium will not be considered at the City Council meeting Sept. 11, 2012.

However, please be advised that an amendment to the Gas Well Moratorium Ordinance, clarifying exemptions to the moratorium ordinance and extending the moratorium through Dec. 18, 2012, will be considered.

The effect of these amendments, if passed, would be to allow the processing of applications for drilling, which were filed prior to the moratorium, to move forward. This would include the four Eagleridge Wells. The moratorium would remain in effect for new projects.

Citizens interested in the Gas Well Drilling Moratorium are encouraged to appear and comment at the Sept. 11, 2012, City Council meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber of City Hall located at 215 E. McKinney St.

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