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Friday, April 3, 2015

Drilling ordinance costs Middlesex more than $35K, so far

“It is disappointing that the supervisors made such a hasty move to approve this ordinance,” drilling opponent Crystal Yost said. “This could have been prevented if they had just taken their time.” 

"A challenge to Middlesex's controversial drilling ordinance cost the township $35,742 in legal fees and other costs over about six months — and more expenses are coming. More than $32,000 has gone to two lawyers — township Solicitor Mike Hnath and Mike Gallagher, solicitor for the zoning hearing board. As of March 5, the township had paid Hnath and his firm $15,782 and paid Gallagher and his firm $16,434.35.