OIL DRILLING IN ROCHESTER HILLS?
Rochester Hills City Council and Mayor Barnett have signed a lease contract with Jordan Oil to use Tienken Park, Nowicki Park and Stoney Creek Cemetery for gas/oil exploration and mining of their resources. The Rochester Hills City Council and Mayor Barnett signed this lease with Jordan Oil December, 2012 and have yet to hold a public hearing to ask/obtain resident views/wishes/concerns.
By signing this lease document with Jordan Oil, Rochester Hills City Council and Mayor Barnett have also approved Jordan Oil to knock door-to-door in neighborhoods to seek out and obtain individual homeowners leases. The combined acreage of our City parks and residential property is what Jordan Oil needs so they can request approval from our state to begin drilling.
Think it all sounds wrong? We do. Mayor Barnett has not asked our opinion on gas/oil drilling in our residential community. We need to share our concerns now to stop oil/gas drilling from moving further.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Come to tomorrow’s City Council meeting. (This meeting has passed – See video here LINK)
– Date: Monday, January 27
– Arrive at: 6:45 pm to complete a form to speak. Form must be turned in by 6:55 promptly.
– Location: Rochester Hills City Hall, 1000 Rochester Hills Drive, off Avon west of Livernois.
Communicate your opinion in writing or by phone to our city decision makers:
– Mayor Barnett, 248-656-4464, firstname.lastname@example.org
– Stephanie Morita, City Council Rep., 248-841-2643, email@example.com
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