The Compulsory Pooling Study Group of the MEC is scheduled to meet next Friday at the multi-purpose room at CCCC Pittsboro campus at 9 a.m.
There have been a good amount of activity on the subject of compulsory pooling and split estates since this group met two weeks ago. There was the landowners’ gathering in Sanford on February 12th, which the Sanford Herald summarized; I also provided my own perspective on the meeting and the issue in my February 13th post, which has a very good discussion going thanks to comments (so please read those comments!). The N&O also has a good piece on split estates in Lee County.
Looking at the MEC portal for the Forced Pooling Study Group, I do not see an agenda posted yet, so I encourage folks to contact Ray Covington with objective agenda items. Very similar to the Local Government Regulations Study Group, the Compulsory Pooling Study Group has a lot they must sort out to have good recommendations to provide the MEC by October, and SB 76 rolling through Senate committees is only raising that pressure (more on SB 76 coming soon). Personally, I think this group may well have the toughest assignment of the study groups, and they have members on there to represent landowners’ interests: the Consumer Protection division of the state Attorney General’s office, RAFI, and NCSU/A&T Cooperative Extension. For reference, I’ve copied and pasted the future meeting times of the pooling study group below, with the active links to the agenda, presentations, and audio of the previous meetings. I have also pasted below the flowchart that RAFI and John Humphrey presented at the January 11th meeting: click on the photo to open it, then zoom in on it to read through it.
Compulsory Pooling Study Group Meeting AgendasWeb Content Display
Meeting dates for the Compulsory Pooling Study Group have been posted through the May 17, 2013 meeting date. Agendas for these meeting will be posted as they become available, along with meeting audio, presentations, and handouts.
Date Meeting Location
March 1, 2013 CCCC Campus, 764 West St., Pittsboro, NC
March 22, 2013 McSwain Extension Education & Ag Center, 2420 Tramway Rd, Sanford
April 12, 2013 McSwain Extension Education & Ag Center, 2420 Tramway Rd, Sanford
April 26, 2013 McSwain Extension Education & Ag Center, 2420 Tramway Rd, Sanford
May 17, 2013 McSwain Extension Education & Ag Center, 2420 Tramway Rd, Sanford