AVON —The Avon Town Moratorium officially expires June 28.
All five Avon Town Board members have decided that the Avon Town Moratorium on hydrofracking should be allowed to expire Friday June 28.
“I’m not in favor of extending the moratorium, there are a lot of people researching themselves, I feel that the moratorium is no longer needed,” said David LeFeber, Avon Town Supervisor.
Attorney for the Town of Avon Jim Campbell explained at the Avon Town Board Meeting Thursday that the committee has done a great job pinpointing the good and the bad points of hydrofracking.
“I commend the committee for the job they have done,” said Richard Steen, Councilman for the Avon Town Board. “However we shouldn’t spend more money on the research.”
Members of the Avon Town Moratorium were in attendance at Thursday’s meeting.
“You, the town board, are the only protection the town of Avon has,” said Chuck Morgan,member of the Avon Town Moratorium.
“We don’t need the moratorium, we need to adjust our comprehensive plan,” said Tom Mairs, Deputy Supervisor for the Town of Avon.
Opinions and rebuttals went back and forth throughout the course of the meeting but by the end of the meeting the matter was settled, the Avon Town Moratorium will expire June 28, and the Avon Town Board will venture on without them.