LAIA Board Journal
Update from the Citizens for Oil-Free Backyards re: a special meeting on Wednesday, August 20 at 7pm.
We've been in constant touch with the board, providing relevant information and pushing for action. Last week we asked for a special voting session, and today the board agreed to hold one this Weds. Sadly, the drilling rig for the Wing well went in today. Please plan to attend the meeting at 7 pm on Weds to let the board know you support them immediately taking strongest action possible, including a moratorium.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
With Drilling Rig in Place, Scio Township Board of Trustees Listens to Citizen Pressure and Agrees to Vote in Special Session
The Scio Township Board of Trustees has decided that they will hold a public special session Weds., Aug. 20, at 7 pm, to vote on a moratorium and other matters relating to oil and gas development in the township. Citizens for Oil-Free Backyards had requested during a presentation to the township board last week that a special voting session be held.
Yesterday a drilling rig was installed at the Wing well site at Miller and West Delhi Roads.Laura Robinson, president of COFBY, states: “We commend our Township Board for listening to concerned citizens and recognizing the importance of voting in a timely manner. The issue of oil and gas development in the township is urgent, and the board’s choice to vote this week is commensurate with the seriousness of the situation. We hope that the board will exercise all its options, including enacting a moratorium, to address not only the first oil well but also any subsequent wells. We believe that it is an essential step for the board to take the time provided by a moratorium to examine the ways in which ancillary aspects of oil drilling can be appropriately regulated, as they should be for the health, safety, and well-being of residents and the environment.”
Lakes Treatment - Thursday, August 7, 2014
MINIMUM 24-hour NO-CONTACT WITH LAKES WATER ~ PEOPLE & PETS
Please be informed that a follow up to the last lake treatment will take place Thursday, August 7th. Please see the notices posted around the lakes and on future mail-posts for important details.
If you have neighbors that don't use internet communication, kindly share this information with them.
Thank You, Loch Alpine Lakes Committee
NOTE: If weather is inclement, a notice will announce treatment is rescheduled.