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Posted on: August 27, 2019

8-27-2019 UPDATE ON PROPOSED OIL AND GAS ORDINANCE

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On August 21, Borough Council held a public hearing to present the most recent version of the proposed Oil and Gas Ordinance and to take additional public comment. Based on a recommendation from the Planning Commission and comments from residents, Council has amended the proposed ordinance. Amendments include the addition of an air filtration system and the expansion of the area where testing of water is required. This amended ordinance is scheduled to be considered for a vote on Wednesday, September 18. In addition, Council introduced a Seismic Testing Ordinance to be considered for a vote on September 18. To view the relevant documents, please click on the links below.

Amended Oil and Gas Ordinance 648-2018

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Seismic Testing Ordinance

Presentation by Attorney Amy Sable on 8/21/2019

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