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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Fairfield Township Trustees Studying Contract to Allow Drilling Under Cemetery

From the Lisbon Morning Journal:
Fairfield Township Trustees want more time to study a contract with Hilcorp Energy regarding a one-quarter acre of Bunker Hill Cemetery that would be included in the production property off the Nolker well being drilled.

Ben Mehl of Western Land Services said presented a one-year contract with a $ 500 signing bonus with a 15 percent royalty provision from the gross proceeds. 
Trustees discussed the issue at previous meetings but the small amount of money and the fact Hilcorp could place the property into a production royalty unit anyway pre-empted formal action. 
Mehl said the contract "will not affect surface usage of any type" including cutting down trees and "it protects the surface and the landowners."
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