Ongoing correspondence between Bourbon Town Attorney Mark Wagner and John Edminister, president of Shell, concerning the clearing of debris from the property was also a topic of discussion during Tuesday town board meeting.
Wagner and Berger said the company requested that the town assist in cleaning out drains. The Council is formally denying the request. McFarland said, “We cleaned them out two years ago. It is a waste of time and energy.” Council member P.J. Hanley said, “It is not our problem that their property is flooded.”
The Council has been working with Shell to honor a commitment to clear the waste. Shell advised them via email to Wagner that they had removed 1,148 tons and produced 188 tons in October. It was noted by Council members that the debris was from inside and between buildings. Council member Larry Wattenbarger said the company has not removed product from what he terms the “mountain”. Steve Stacy, Water Superintendent said the town has water lines that they could not access if there is a water line break.
A meeting with Shell and the town is scheduled for December 16.
Carol Anders Correspondent