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Oil Well Abandonment Project at City Hall

Work will soon begin in the City Hall parking lot to abandon three oil wells.  If you are not aware, there are three oil wells in the parking lot – one has been here since 1924 and two since 1954. The City has operated these wells since acquiring the City Hall property in 1971, but due to increased costs and decreased production, they are no longer economically viable and will therefore be plugged and abandoned. The project will be in done in phases with work beginning the week of April 8. Parking and traffic flow will be impacted in these areas over the next several months as the contractor needs room to mobilize operations. Please see the attached map for the three well locations and note that there will be noise and dust for the duration of the project. We will keep you posted on the progress of each phase as we move forward.