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Friday, March 24, 2006

Bedford OKs gas, oil drilling


By Calvin Jefferson

March 23, 2006

BEDFORD —  Residents could soon reap substantial benefits of oil and gas drilling, but they may pay a price in peace and quiet.

City Council Monday approved a lease agreement with Bass Energy, Inc. of Akron to drill for oil and gas from two city properties —  land at City Hall and at the city-owned landfill inside Walton Hills.

Drilling should begin in April or May, City Law Director Ken Schuman said. Bass Energy's next step is to survey, test and prepare the land.

Schuman said that although the first six days of drilling "are going to be extremely noisy," it will be worth that aggravation.

"The benefits to the city are substantial and pretty significant," he said. "When all is said and done, it's not going to be a great inconvenience."

"We're going to ask residents in the immediate area to bear with us. But after the initial drilling, the inconvenience will be very minor."

The agreement between Bedford and Bass Energy stipulates that the city will receive, among other things, 12.5 percent of all revenues from the drilling, and reduced rates on natural gas for City Hall.

Monday, March 13, 2006

School Board grants contract extension to Motsco

-----Original Message-----
From: Bierman, Margaret
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2006 10:20 AM
Subject: New Contract
I'm pleased to tell you that the Bedford Board of Education has awarded a
two-year contract to Marty (MOTSCO), effective August 1, 2006-July 31, 2008.  This is not
just good news for Marty, but also great news for us because it validates the
work we do as a team, every day, to help our students achieve academically.
Under Marty's leadership we've seen some great things happen, but Marty will be
the first to tell you, that we achieve great things because we've got a
strong team.  Thanks for your part in the work we do every day on behalf of our
students and their families.

Margaret G. Bierman
Communications Coordinator
Bedford City School District
475 Northfield Rd.
Bedford, OH  44146
FAX:  440-439-4850