"A premature decision to move forward on this application would saddle the community with inappropriate heavy industry in a sensitive area for decades to come. We hope the City will postpone a decision on this application to allow it to evaluate its options relative to the development of this and future large oil and gas complexes within the City."
Appellants met with two of Governor Hickenlooper's senior policy staff about the proposal which would add 12 horizontal wells and require 25 oil condensate tanks and 17 separators.
Alan Salazar and Doug Young both agreed that “no-one wants oil and gas wells near schools” and they stated that,
"The City of Greeley has not been active enough in discouraging placement of wells near residential areas or using MOUs to place additional conditions on development within Greeley."
The public hearing is this evening, Tuesday, September 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers 919 7th Street.
Agenda item # 22: PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AN APPEAL OF A DECISION BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO APPROVE A USE BY SPECIAL REVIEW FOR OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION FACILITIES IN THE R-H (RESIDENTIAL HIGH DENSITY) ZONE DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED NORTH OF 4TH STREET EAST OF 66 AVENUE AND WEST OF SHEEP DRAW OPEN SPACE.
See location of the well pad: http://goo.gl/maps/148wr
See what the site looks like from the trail, here.
MoU - Memorandum Of Understanding is a document describing a bilateral or multilateral agreement between two or more parties. It expresses a convergence of will between the parties, indicating an intended common line of action. It is often used in cases where parties either do not imply a legal commitment or in situations where the parties cannot create a legally enforceable agreement. It is a more formal alternative to a gentlemen's agreement. (wikipedia)