Friday, November 15, 2019

Council Tables Gas Drilling Discussion

After more than four hours filled with presentations, discussion and public hearings, the Southlake City Council voted 6-0 to table the GAS10-001 specific use permit to the next City Council meeting.

That meeting will take place on March 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber.  The meeting originally scheduled for March 15th was rescheduled to the 29th because of spring break.  In the mean time a Council subcommittee will meet to research the possibility of moving the proposed gas pipeline associated with the project.  For more information about the application and the gas pipeline, please click here.

A supermajority vote of at least 5-1 by the Council is required for approval.  The supermajority requirement was put into place when the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended to deny the application and the attached variances at their February 3rd meeting.

Councilmember Jeff Wang recused himself from the case because he owns property near the proposed drill site.  The announcement was made by City Attorney Allen Taylor during the public hearing.

The video below shows the discussion when the decision was made to table the application and the attached variances.  To view the meeting in its entirety, please visit the City’s video on demand page,  click on the City Council tab and the March 1, 2011 link.  For more information about gas drilling in Southlake please visit the City’s Gas Drilling 4-1-1 page.