The Hubbard Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Township Administration Building, 2600 Elmwood Drive Extension, Hubbard, Ohio 44425
The purpose of this special meeting is to address the opposition to the proposed waste brine injection well at 6958 Hubbard Masury Road, Hubbard Township. Other township matters may be discussed and reviewed at this special meeting.
BY ORDER OF THE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
FREDERICK G. HANLEY, Trustee
Submitted July 23, 2018
Original posting on facebook:
TRUSTEES OPPOSE PROPOSED WASTE BRINE INJECTION WELL
Statement by Hubbard Ohio Township Board of Trustees on July 20, 2018
Hubbard Township was notified on Wednesday July 18, 2018, by the local news media, not the State of Ohio, of the issuance of a permit to construct a waste brine injection well in Hubbard Township. The Township is not happy with this latest example of bringing major development issues into a community via the “back door, no notice” approach to transparency in Ohio government.
It is our initial understanding, again through the news media and not the State of Ohio, that this proposed well is going to be placed on four (4) acres of land within the interchange of Interstate 80, US Route 62, and Hubbard Masury Road. For those of you locally, that would be behind Katie’s Korner Ice Cream and the Greenwood Chevrolet dealership and Wholesale Fireworks on Hubbard Masury Rd.
While the process for the waste injection well has just started, it is the intent of Hubbard Township to RESIST the placement of this well in this location for a multitude of reasons, but primarily at this early stage: public safety, health, and welfare.
As the Township organizes to build a resistance to the proposed waste brine injection well, more public involvement will be necessary. We recently have seen what the five (5) injection wells have brought to Brookfield Township and the Township does not intend to let that happen here.
From the state application it indicates that the installer is Bobcat Hubbard LLC, 4137 Boardman Canfield Rd, Suite LL3, Canfield, Ohio, 44406, 330-286-8130 and the proposed well is to be 8,700 feet in depth. The property is owned by NEXLEV Inc. of 7041 Truck World Blvd, Hubbard, Ohio, Ed Yasechko, Agent.
The Township recently completed a four year process to establish a Comprehensive Development Plan for the Hubbard Township community to include the proposed development of the interchange area and commercial business corridor districts into the City of Hubbard to expand job growth and promote business expansion. Nowhere in the plan, which cost Hubbard Township citizens $15,000, did it include a waste injection well that would import salt brine waste, containing who knows what, from Pennsylvania just a short 3 miles from the Pennsylvania state line.
As we move forward the Township will file the necessary objections and request a public hearing with ODNR, NEXLEV, and Bobcat Hubbard in the near future. More information will be made available soon.
FREDERICK HANLEY, TRUSTEE
HUBBARD TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
July 20, 2018
Prepared by: Trumbull County Planning Commission:
Business Journal (Youngstown/Warren, OH) article:
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