The Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association is telling homeowners that it's sent a request for proposal to 19 gas companies that it says are involved in the Barnett Shale to seek lease bids.
The RFP includes the Arlington Heights association, Crestline Area Neighborhood Association, and North Hi Mount Neighborhood Association. "Six other Westside neighborhoods were included in the RFP, making up a total of at least 3,200 acres," the Heights says in its update. It set a May 16 date as the deadline for companies to respond.
"We will get better terms by sticking together as a neighborhood group," the association says. "As soon as the May 16 deadline has passed, we will update you on the results. Please remember the gas is not going anywhere and whatever you decide will have long-term ramifications.
To be included on the neighborhoods' gas lease update list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Scott Nishimura
(Archive photo: Arlington Heights United Methodist Church pumpkin patch)