Monday, December 7, 2009

No Seismic Testing in Flower Mound UPDATE!!

There has been some confusion in the wording of the vote last night. It was unclear at the time. Here is what we have been told by a town council member.

The Flower Mound Town Council voted 4 to 1 to prohibit seismic testing on public roads and right-a-ways. The motion was as follows and will be added to the Oil and Gas Ordinance.

Move to approve an ordinance amending Article VII, “Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Operations.” Of Chapter 34, “Environment,” of the Town’s Code of Ordinances, prohibiting seismic testing operations to occur on Town property or rights-of-way.

Many residents showed up wearing green to show their support of keeping Flower Mound's Oil and Gas Ordinance strong.

Media from Channel 8, Channel 11, The Dallas Morning News, The Flower Mound Leader and a young reporter from The Marcus High School Newspaper were present.

Council Members Filidoro, Hayden, Wallace and Levenick voted to prohibit seismic testing on public roads and right-a-ways and amend the Oil and Gas Ordinance, leaving Council Member Dixon NOT in favor of prohibiting seismic testing.

Next up... Waste Water Pipelines and Collection Facility. We will keep you posted on the dates of the meetings.


Stephanie said...

Thanks for the update and thank you council for protecting our town.

TXsharon said...

This is a wonderful accomplishment. Pat yourself on the back!