continued —Was asked by a group of area residents to pass a moratorium on gas drilling within village limits. Village Attorney Stokes said the village code already prohibits such activities and the issue of a moratorium is within the town’s domain, not the village’s. “It’s not going to happen in the village; it’s not allowed anywhere in the village,” Stokes said. “You’re talking to the wrong audience.” Wheeler said the village board is interested in the issue, however, and plans to have a joint meeting with the town board on hydrofracking in the near future, possibly in early March.
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