Fairfield Township Trustees Studying Contract to Allow Drilling Under Cemetery
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."Read more by clicking here.
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