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Friday, January 23, 2015

map moves on.... public hearing Feb 17

Amid verbal outrage from members of the public, the board unanimously voted to move the documents on to the supervisors provided that unconventional drilling be made a conditional use and the 650-foot setback from a well site to an occupied structure be increased.
About 100 people attended the meeting, with many of them concerned about Marcellus shale drilling coming to the Ligonier Valley under the provisions of the new ordinance and map.
For the public comment period, the board voted to limit each citizen to three minutes but said every person would have an opportunity to speak. Public comment lasted nearly 90 minutes.
A joint supervisors and planning commission meeting for more public comment on the ordinance and map is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 17 in Ligonier Valley High School, township manager Terry Carcella announced. The time has not been set.

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