Chesapeake seems to be having difficulty getting those backlogged surveillance cameras installed on their gas drill sites. They were in violation all four quarters of 2012. The Arlington, Texas gas drilling ordinance 11-068 Section 7.01 states:
25. Security. At all times, the operation site or compressor station shall have a minimum of one security camera mounted inside the enclosure.
Signs shall be posted on the fence or wall of the site to indicate that activity on the site may be recorded by video surveillance. Camera systems shall be maintained in proper operating condition...
To see the gas drilling ordinance in its entirety, click here.
This clip from the January 22, 2013 Arlington, TX City Council meeting for a Special Use Permit for a zoning change for the Rocking Horse Drill Site shows how much wiggle room our City gives to Chesapeake. Their zoning request was approved that evening, and they will return on February 5th to request a gas well permit.
Chesapeake might want to consider ordering these surveillance cameras in bulk because, according to the latest gas well compliance reports (4th quarter 2012) posted on the City's website, they are in violation at most of their gas drill sites throughout the City - AC/360, Agape, Arkansas, Bright Star, CH Enterprise, Doskocil, Duke....just keep scrolling alphabetically. Your neighborhood drill site is probably in some sort of violation.
Why have an ordinance if no one will enforce it?
Next City Council Meeting:
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Arlington City Hall
101 West Abram Street