County to weigh proposals for spendingproceeds from $371,000 gas seep fine | PostIndependent.com

County to weigh proposals for spendingproceeds from $371,000 gas seep fine

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By Carrie ClickPost Independent StaffGarfield County commissioners have a full agenda for their meeting today.The meeting begins at 8 a.m. with public comments from citizens not on the agenda. Individuals may be limited to five minutes each.Follow public comment, the county’s Energy Advisory Board will give commissioners its recommendations on a public project to be funded by EnCana Oil & Gas. Last month, EnCana was fined $371,000 by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for violations the company committed in creating a natural gas seep.The fine fee is to be applied to a public project, preferably related to local drilling impacts. The EAB has been reviewing suggested project ideas and will report to commissioners on what it feels is the best use for the money. Commissioners will then make their recommendations to the COGCC regarding the project at a Sept. 20 meeting. In addition, Tuesday’s meeting includes, among other items:• A report from Randy Withee on a state Department of Local Affairs grant contract for the new Human Services Building in Rifle; • A discussion and action regarding the Satank Bridge Grant award in Carbondale.Following a lunch break at noon, the meeting will continue at 1 p.m. with:• Public comments from citizens not on the agenda• A consideration for the approval of covenants for the Four Mile subdivision.Contact Carrie Click: 945-8515, ext. 518cclick@postindependent.com


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