Council taking more time to review oil, gas rules before next vote

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By Crystal Nelson

BRIGHTON – City staff and City Council members will be taking more time to examine oil and gas regulations before revisiting amendments to the city’s existing code. 

On May 27 council held a joint study session with the planning commission where they toured a local oil and gas facility together. Following their tour, council went into an executive session where they discussed the topic of oil and gas regulations. 

“It’s still being worked on,” said city spokeswoman Kristen Chernosky about the status of the oil and gas amendments the city is drafting. “Our legal staff and city staff are still working with the state on that, so it’s still in progress. 

Chernosky said the the city was initially planning on having a second reading of the proposed amendments at the July 15 meeting, but it now appears that date is going to be pushed back to sometime in August. She said there may be some early conversations in July but that the finalization of the regulations are “probably going to be moved out a little bit.”