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SAN BENITO OIL AMENDMENT - 05/12/13 16:24 GE

SAN BENITO COUNTY OIL AND GAS WELL ORDINANCE WENT THROUGH A LAST MINUTE CHANGE ON LAST TUESDAY. DURING THE FINAL MOMENTS OF THE LENGTHY DISCUSSION, SUPERVISOR JERRY MUENZER CALLED FOR A CHANGE IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORDINANCE.  THIS SUPPOSEDLY MEANS THAT POTENTIAL OIL WELL DRILLERS WOULD GET A 15 THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND FOR UP TO 36 WELLS.  IN APRIL, SUPERVISORS HAD ORIGINALLY TOLD STAFF MEMBERS TO INCREASE THE REQUIREMENT TO 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS PER WELL, FOR UP TO 6 WELLS PER USER.                 

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