Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Council Approves City's First Gas Well Site

Early Wednesday morning, the Southlake City Council approved 5-2, item 4L, a specific use permit (SUP) application (GAS10-004) for gas and oil well drilling and production on property located at 651 and 655 East Highland Street.  Councilmembers Zito and Morris voted against the application.

The Council also voted to approve GAS10-005 (item 4N) granting the variance to the three pipe system and allowing drilling within 1000 feet of a inhabitable structure.  The vote was 5-2 with Councilmembers Zito and Morris dissenting.

Item 4N, GAS10-006 was approved by the Council 6-1 with Councilmember Zito dissenting. It allows for the location of an unregulated pipeline within private residential areas without an existing pipeline corridor.

In the final vote of the evening, the Council approved item 4O by a 6-1 vote to allow a variance to the noise ordinance No. 778.  Councilmember Zito voted against the variance request.

The video clips below show the motions and votes on items 4L-4O.  The meeting may be viewed in its entirety by clicking here and accessing the City Council tab on the City’s Video on Demand webpage.

For more information about drilling in the City of Southlake please click here to access the City’s Gas Drilling 4-1-1  page.