The City Council will discuss a waiver for a gas well pad on Foch Street at the edge of Trinity Park.
Chesapeake Energy's original plan for the site called for a truck route through one of the park's entrances, near the historic Zan Zandt Cottage. Councilman Joel Burns asked for a delay at the beginning of August so that negotiation on a new route could be discussed.
UPDATE: Burns said Monday he's going to ask Chesapeake to alter its truck route to use an abandoned railroad right of way that runs along the south end of the Farrington Field parking lot. Chesapeake would pave the road and Burns says he'll ask for continuous vibration monitoring at Van Zandt Cottage to make sure there's no damage. The truck route will use Crestline Drive, which is one of the main approaches to Trinity Park, but the trucks won't actually go through the park.
The blue line on the map below is the original route, the red line is the proposed new route. The green line is the approximate park boundary.
-- Mike Lee