Fracking in Your Back Yard
Zoning changes have been proposed in Churchill that could allow or prevent fracking on the property that was formerly the Churchill Valley Country Club. Please click here for a CBS News story which offers more information.
While the new owner of the property does not live in the area and will not have to live with the consequences, many people who do live here do not think this is a good idea.
An Oil and Gas Industry employee living in this area has stated: "The ONLY party who will be making money on any drilling on the CVCC property will be the owners of the CVCC. Everyone else has such small adjoining lots that a lease bonus payment would only be a few hundred dollars and the royalties would not be significant due to the small acreage lots that homeowners own. I know the going rate for lease bonus payments and royalties and there is just no financial incentive to lease in this particular situation. This is a message that should be communicated to neighbors who might think they could be missing out on a windfall and free money if they do not lease."
Share your opinion and make your voice heard at the Churchill council meeting on Monday, September 14 at 7:30PM, held at the Churchill Borough Building, 2300 William Penn Hwy.
More information on the proposed drilling and its potential impact on our neighborhood is available here.
2015 Annual Membership Campaign
We need your help!
Would you like to support community activities like the Strawberry Festival, Concert in the Park, Fall Festival,
Fourth of July Bike Parade and the Neighborhood Yard Sale? Do you look forward to receiving the Blackboard
newsletter and think it’s great that we have a neighborhood clubhouse and park? Even if you don’t
participate in any of these events or use the facilities, it’s important to keep these community assets
viable and keep Blackridge special!
And now we offer the added convenience of paying your membership dues online with your Visa, Mastercard, Discover or
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To join the Blackridge Civic Association visit our Membership Page now.
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Blackridge Neighborhood Watch
One of the perks of living in a community that keeps in touch is that we look out for each other. We live in a fairly safe neighborhood, but crime does occasionally happen. Some big deterrents for crime are keeping alert, notifying police of anything suspicious, and keeping others informed. To be kept informed of activity in the neighborhood or to report crime news, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.