South West Ross Township Property Group (SWRTPG)
For some of us this all started over 5 years ago when we began to get letters offering us the opportunity to lease the gas rights to our properties. As we started to check into natural gas leases and learned that people were signing gas leases without an understanding of the financial and environmental impacts. We recognized the need to get good updated information out to our neighbors before they signed less than rewarding leases. Thus the SWRTPG was formed with the following goal:
To help educate landowners in Ross Township about the issues relevant to leasing their Natural Gas, Oil, and Mineral rights. And to work as a group toward obtaining a Lease that benefits the members and protects the Environment and our Community
Originally the group was just the Southwestern portion of Ross Township but soon expanded to include all of Ross Township with about half of the privately owned Ross Township acres in our group.
We maintained a close working relationship with the CCLOC, especially the Luzerne County portion to optimize Company contacts and enhancements to our Lease.
Good protective CCLOC leases were signed in northern Columbia County but leasing interest stopped at the western Luzerne County line. Wells drilled in northern Luzerne County have also not resulted in leasing interest. When considering these facts along with natural gas prices holding at a fraction of what they were a few years ago, we have decided that the SWRTPG and the Luzerne County portion of the CCLOC are no longer serving a useful purpose and will be dissolved.
Any members of the SWRTPG or un-leased members of the Luzerne County portion of the CCLOC are released from any commitments made to the groups.
A meeting of the SWRTPG will be held at the Sweet Valley Church of Christ on April the 30th at 7:00 pm to address any final issues.
If you would like any copies of your deed that you gave us, they will be available at the meeting or by scheduling a time and place with Gloria Davis at 477-5952.
Any copies of deeds we have after 9/1/13 will be destroyed.
If you are still a member of the SWRTPG, gave a donation to the group, and would like the percentage of that donation remaining returned to you. Send a self addressed stamped envelope by 8/28/13 to:
PO Box 307
Sweet Valley Pa. 18656
Funds remaining after 9/1/13 will be donated on a 50/50 basis to the Sweet Valley Ambulance Association and Fire Company.
Finally I would like to say thanks to:
► Our members for their support and faith in our group
►George Snyder and Wendy Saxe for all they have done for the CCLOC Luzerne County group.
►Bruce Anderson for raising lease standards and making the CCLOC the great success it has been and continues to be.
►The SWRTPG Executive Committee members past and present who have devoted a lot of time and energy toward helping their neighbors.
One final note:
This past winter we lost our Secretary / Treasurer and good friend Marge Bogdon. We will all miss her.
Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.