Monday, July 11, 2011

The Town of Maryland to form a natural gas citizens advisory committee

Town of Maryland to Convene a Natural Gas Development Citizens Advisory Committee
Natural gas development has proven to be a complex issue, with many details and many potential ramifications (both positive and negative) that need to be addressed on a local level. In response, the Town of Maryland has opted to convene a Citizens Advisory Committee to develop an understanding of the widespread issues related to natural gas development in the Township.
The Town board has recommended that the committee be comprised of nine members; three in support of the development, three opposed and three who are considered ambivalent. The committee will meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month at 6:30 pm. The first meeting for interested individuals is scheduled for Wednesday the 27th of July at 6:30 pm at the Maryland Town Hall. There will be a brief presentation on the proposed committee which will be followed by a moderated discussion. After which applications for those individuals interested in joining the committee will be handed out.
This is an open committee and any residents with an interest in the topic are welcome to attend the meetings and offer constructive input. It is anticipated that the advisory committee will offer advice and recommendations to the Town Board regarding the broad and divisive issue of natural gas development.
 More information will be posted at the Town Hall

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