BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS
OF THE STATE OF COLORADO
IN THE MATTER OF THE PROMULGATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF FIELD RULES TO GOVERN OPERATIONS FOR THE FRUITLAND COAL SEAMS, IGNACIO BLANCO FIELD, ARCHULETA COUNTY, COLORADO
CAUSE NO. 112
DOCKET NO. 180600446
TYPE: EXCEPTION LOCATION
NOTICE OF HEARING
TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES AND TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Township 34 North, Range 5 West, N.M.P.M. (S.U.L.)
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On April 12, 2018, Catamount Energy Partners LLC, Operator No. 10464 (“Catamount” or “Applicant”) filed a verified application pursuant to §34-60-118, C.R.S., for an order to:
1) Except the Application Lands, which are included in the federal Bull Creek Unit, from Commission Order Nos. 112-60, 112-61, and 112-85 for the production of gas from the Fruitland Coal Seams so that the Application Lands are made subject to Commission Rule 318.d.(3), such that any horizontal wellbores drilled within the unit at a depth less than 2,500 feet should be located no closer than 200 feet from the exterior unit boundaries, and any horizontal wellbores drilled within the unit at a depth greater than 2,500 feet should be located no closer than 600 feet from the exterior unit boundaries with no interior quarter-section setbacks and no inter-well setbacks, unless an exception is granted by the Director.
APPLICABLE RULES AND ORDERS
(available online at: http://cogcc.state.co.us,
then select “Orders” or “Rules”)
• Commission Rule 318.d.(3) provides that the well location rules otherwise applicable under Rule 318 do not apply to unit operations approved by federal authorities except that no well less than 2,500 feet in depth shall be located less than 200 feet from the exterior or interior (if there be one) boundary of the unit area unless otherwise authorized by the order of the Commission after proper notice to owners outside the unit area.
• On June 17, 1988 the Commission entered Order No. 112-60 which established that the Fruitland coal seams were a separate source of supply and that drilling and spacing units of 320-acres shall be established for the production of methane gas from these coal seams. The Application Lands are subject to this Order.
• On August 15, 1988, the Commission entered Order No. 112-61 which amended Order No. 112-61 by adding various rules necessary for the production of coalbed methane from the Fruitland coal seams within the area spaced by order No. 112-60. The Application Lands are subject to this Order.
• On December 31, 1990, the Commission entered Order No. 112-85 and approved two additional field rules established for all wells producing from the Dakota, Mesaverde, Fruitland Pictured Cliffs, and Fruitland Coal formations to further protect the health, safety and welfare of citizens in the area. The Application Lands are subject to this Order.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to C.R.S. §§ 34-60-101 to 130, and the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 2 CCR 404-1, that the Commission has scheduled this matter for hearing on:
Dates: June 11-12, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: Lindou Auditorium
University of Northern Colorado (UNC)
501 20th Street
Greeley, Colorado 80639
Additional information about the hearing on this Application will be in the Commission’s Agenda, which is posted on the Commission website approximately three (3) days before the hearing.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if any party requires special accommodations as a result of a disability for this hearing, please contact Margaret Humecki at (303) 894-2100 ext. 5139, prior to the hearing and arrangements will be made.
At hearing, the Commission will consider the Application and enter an order pursuant to its authority under the statute. Any interested party desiring to protest or intervene should file with the Commission a written protest or intervention in accordance with Rule 509., no later than May 25, 2018. Such interested party shall, at the same time, serve a copy of the protest or intervention to the person filing the application. One electronic (email@example.com), one original and two copies shall be filed with the Commission. Anyone who files a protest or intervention must be able to participate in a prehearing conference during the week of May 28, 2018, if a prehearing conference is requested by the Applicant, or any person who has filed a protest or intervention. Pursuant to Rule 511., if the matter is uncontested, it may be approved without a hearing.
OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF COLORADO
Julie Spence Prine, Secretary
Dated: May 7, 2018
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 801
Denver, Colorado 80203
Phone: (303) 894-2100
Fax: (303) 894-2109
Attorneys for Applicant:
Joseph C. Pierzchala
Geoffrey W. Storm
Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C. 1125 17th Street, Suite 2200
Denver, CO 80202
Published May 17, 2018 in The Pagosa Springs SUN.
The Town of Pagosa Springs has received an application for Annexation and Zoning for property located at 32 East McCabe Street. The applicant is requesting annexation of this property into Town boundaries and for the property to be zoned low density residential (R-6). The Planning Commission will consider recommendations for Town Council regarding the annexation zoning application at a public hearing on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Town Council will consider second readings of Ordinances for annexation and zoning at a public hearing on June 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Public hearings will be held at Town Hall located at 551 Hot Springs Blvd. For more information and anyone wishing to provide comments, please contact the Town Planning Department at 970-264-4151 or attend the public hearing. Public comments will be accepted at the public hearing.
TOWN OF PAGOSA SPRINGS, COLORADO
RESOLUTION NO. 2018-14
A RESOLUTION INITIATING ANNEXATION PROCEEDINGS
FOR CERTAIN PROPERTY TO BE KNOWN AS
THE CONTINUING LIFE COMMUNITY ANNEXATION AND FINDING THE PETITION FOR ANNEXATION NO. 2018-02
TO BE IN SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 31-12-107, C.R.S.
WHEREAS, a Petition for Annexation No. 2018-02 (“Petition”) has been filed with the Town Clerk of the Town of Pagosa Springs (“Town”) and referred by the Clerk to the Town Council, requesting annexation of certain property to be known as the Continuing Life Community Annexation (the “Property”); and
WHEREAS, the Petition contains the following:
A. An allegation that it is desirable and necessary that the Property be annexed to the Town;
B. An allegation that the Property meets the requirements of Sections 31-12-104 and 31-12-105, C.R.S., and is eligible for annexation in that:
1. Not less than one sixth (1/6th) of the perimeter of the Property is contiguous with the Town, which contiguity may be established by the annexation of one or more parcels in a series.
2. A community of interest exists between the Property and the Town; the Property is urban or will be urbanized in the near future; and the Property is integrated with or is capable of being integrated with the Town.
3. Without the consent of the landowners, no land included within the Property, which is held in identical ownership, whether consisting of one tract or parcel of real estate or two or more contiguous tracts or parcels of real estate:
(a) is divided into separate parts or parcels, unless such tracts or parcels are separated by a dedicated street, road, or other public way; or
(b) comprises 20 acres or more and, together with the buildings and improvements situated thereon, has a valuation for assessment in excess of $200,000.00 for ad valorem tax purposes for the year next preceding the proposed annexation.
4. No annexation proceedings have been commenced for the annexation to another municipality of part or all of the Property.
5. The annexation of the Property will not result in the detachment of area from any school district and the attachment of it to another school district.
6. The annexation of the Property will not have the effect of extending the boundary of the Town more than three miles in any direction from any point of the Town’s boundary in any one year.
7. If a portion of a platted street or alley is to be annexed, the entire width of said street or alley is included within the Property.
8. Reasonable access shall not be denied to landowners, owners of an easement, or the owners of a franchise, adjoining any platted street or alley annexed by the Town but not bounded on both sides by the Town.
C. An allegation that the signers of the Petition comprise landowners of one hundred percent (100%) of the Property, exclusive of streets and alleys and any land owned by the Town;
D. A request that the Town approve annexation of the Property;
E. The signatures of such landowners;
F. The mailing address of each Petition signer;
G. The legal description of the land owned by each Petition signer;
H. The date of signing of each signature, which date is not more than one hundred eighty (180) days prior to the date of filing of the Petition with the Town Clerk;
I. An affidavit of each circulator of the Petition that each signature is the signature of the person whose name it purports to be;
J. Four copies of an annexation map containing a written legal description of the boundaries of the Property; a map showing the boundary of the Property; a showing of the location of each ownership tract of unplatted land, and the boundaries and the plat numbers of plots or lots and blocks of platted land within the Property, and the boundary of the Town and any other municipality contiguous to the Property.
WHEREAS, the Town Council has determined that it is in the best interests of the citizens of the Town to annex said area to the Town; and
WHEREAS, the Town Council desires to initiate annexation proceedings in accordance with law.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF PAGOSA SPRINGS, COLORADO, as follows:
(i) The recitals contained above are incorporated as if resolved and set forth in full.
(ii) The Petition and the annexation map are in substantial compliance with the requirements of Section 31-12-107(1), C.R.S, and the provisions of the Municipal Annexation Act.
(iii) The Town Council hereby accepts the Petition and initiates annexation proceedings for the Property, situate in the County of Archuleta, State of Colorado, as described in the Petition, and incorporated herein by this reference.
(iv) The Notice attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit A is adopted as a part of this Resolution. The Notice establishes the date, time and place when a hearing will be held regarding the final passage of an annexation ordinance pertaining to the Property. The Town Clerk is directed to publish a copy of this Resolution and the Notice once a week for four successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation within the Property, with the first publication at least thirty days prior to the hearing.
(v) A copy of the published Notice, together with a copy of this Resolution and the Petition as filed, shall also be sent by registered mail by the Town Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, the County Attorney and to any special district or school district having territory within the Property at least twenty-five days prior to the date fixed for such hearing.
(vi) A copy of the published Notice, together with copies of the Letter of Intent provided with the Application, the annexation map, and the concept plan for the development of the Property shall be sent by certified mail by the Town Clerk to the owners of real property within three hundred (300) feet of the boundaries of the Property, irrigation ditch companies whose rights-of-way traverse the Property, and to the mineral estate owners and their lessees of the Property.
(vii) Pursuant to Sec. 21.10.5(6) of the Town of Pagosa Springs Municipal Code, the Petition and annexation map are hereby referred to the Planning Commission for its consideration, review and recommendations at a regular or special meeting to be held prior to the date of the hearing before the Town Council. If zoning of the Property has been requested concurrent with annexation, the Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on the zoning of the Property at the same meeting. Notice of the public hearing on the zoning of the Property shall be given as provided in the Municipal Code.
ADOPTED by a vote of 6 in favor and 1 against, this 1st day of May, 2018.
Published May 17, 24, 31 and June 7, 2018 in The Pagosa Springs SUN.
INVITATION TO BID
Separate sealed BIDS for the 2018 South 5th Street Improvement Project will be received by the Town of Pagosa Springs at the Office of Davis Engineering Service, Inc., located at 188 South 8th Street, P.O. Box 1208, Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147, until 2:00 p.m. local time on May 31, 2018, and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud.
The project consists of reconstructing and resurfacing approximately 800 linear feet of Fifth Street within the Town of Pagosa Springs, along with approximately 600 linear feet of curb, gutter, and sidewalk, and approximately 1,100 linear feet of storm drainage construction. The project includes, but is not limited to excavation, embankment, storm drainage structures, gravel placement, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, asphalt paving, pavement marking, traffic control, and other work related with streetscape construction.
Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS and Plans may be obtained on or after May 14, 2018, at the office of Davis Engineering Service, Inc. located at the address listed above, upon payment of $75.00 for each set. No refund will be made for returned copies.
A mandatory pre-bid conference and inspection trip for prospective Bidders will be held at the office of Davis Engineering Service, Inc. (phone number (970) 264-5055), located at the address listed above, at 2:00 P.M. May 24, 2018. It is desired to start the project in June 2018 with completion by the end of August.
Date: May 17, 2018
Published May 17 and 24, 2018 in The Pagosa Springs SUN.