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Partial transcript, trustee meeting

From here. Roughly from 2:36-4:50.

Q: He didn’t tell you what he thought? There would be any risk associated with it?

A: He said it was, trying to think of his exact words, symbolic. A lot of what you’re saying is symbolic, because we still have the Ohio Revised Code we have to follow.

Q: Right. We said, when I submitted it I said it was symbolic.

A: Right.

Q: We submitted it because it wouldn’t be binding on you. It wouldn’t put you into conflict with the state, wouldn’t put you into conflict with industry or put you in any legal jeopardy whatsoever.

A: OK, well you’ve heard our decision and I’m not going to argue with you about it. We’re done with this tonight.

Q: I’m just trying to understand the reasoning.

A: Well we’re done with it, all right?

[Secretary]: She’s following Chris Meduri’s…

A: I can only follow his suggestion, he’s our legal counsel, and we’re done. We’re not going to sit and argue with you, you are not even from Shalersville, sir.

Q: I am a Shalersville resident!

A: Oh, are you? OK. I thought you told us last meeting you were not from Shalersville.

Q: I did not say that.

A: Oh OK, well that’s fine. You can speak, but we’re done discussing this tonight.

Q: I’m just trying to understand…

A: We are going to our regular meeting. If you will keep this up I’m going to call the sheriff. We are not discussing any more.

Q: What did counsel say?

A: Do you understand what that means?

Q: What did counsel say was the objection to the symbolic nature of it?

A: He said a lot of it was symbolic and we could do nothing about the fracking wells.

Q: I understand that, that’s fine.

A: All right, now we understand it. Hush, please! We are not discussing it. What part of that do you not understand?

Q: What I don’t understand is that if it is a purely symbolic thing, could we have Mr. Meduri come here and explain that to us?

A: You can call Mr. Meduri any time you would like at the prosecutor’s office.

Q: Can he come to one of these meetings?

A: No! This is not a fracking meeting. This is a township meeting to discuss our business, not to discuss fracking every meeting.

Q: We submitted a resolution…

A: We are done, sir. [To someone else] Would you like to call the sheriff?

[Unidentified]: I can.

[Unidentified, in background]: Oh, come on.

A: I will if you won’t hush. Enough is enough. We understand, you’ve asked the question, I’ve answered it as best I can, we are done. We are done, sir. We are done!

Q: Would you please get the attorney here for one of the next meetings then?

A: We are not a fracking meeting. Call him.

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