NEW FRANKLIN: City Council on Wednesday voted to oppose a new natural gas pipeline that would cross southern Summit County, much to the delight of a standing-room-only crowd of 120 residents.
The vote against was 5-0, with two councilmen absent.
“Hopefully it will help, but I’m not sure,” said council President David Stock.
The proposed Nexus Pipeline poses a threat to New Franklin, the Portage Lakes, local water wells, property values and public safety, said the two-page resolution.
The city would have to spend extra tax revenue on emergency response training and equipment to deal with leaks and spills from the pipeline, it said.
The resolution suggested that the pipeline be rerouted to the south through less-populated areas.
New Franklin intends to send the ordinance to the companies involved, plus federal, state and county officials.
Emotions ran high at the meeting.
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