There are many items on City Council's agenda Monday evening, but perhaps the one residents from Stow and beyond are most interested in is if Stow will lease mineral rights to PEP Drilling for a hydraulic fracturing well at the Church of New Hope.
Councilman Mike Rasor, who was in charge of negotiating a contract with PEP, said the topic would come back up during the August meeting. The entire agenda for the Aug. 6 meeting at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall is attached to this post in the form of a .pdf.
On July 23, City Council had a public hearing to get feedback from the community on whether it should lease three-tenths of an acre to PEP Drilling for a gas well already drilled on the Church of New Hope's property.
Most of the residents from Stow and a nearby community opposed the drilling. According to a Patch poll, 78 percent of those who voted oppose the well.
Rasor said the latest and probably final offer from PEP is $20,000 plus royalty money. Nothing has been agreed to by the city or council.
- Click here for comments from meeting-goers July 23.
- Click here for a blog post in opposition of the drilling.
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