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Drillers eye Broome-owned land
|The county owns about 6,000 acres, including its landfill, parks, flood-control impoundments and the campus of Broome Community College in the Town of Dickinson, said Mark Whalen, chairman of the county legislature.|
Whalen said he'd also ask legislators to consider reserving ownership of mineral rights when properties are sold at auction for nonpayment of taxes.
The county put more than 200 Chemung-owned properties out to bid for mineral rights and royalties two years ago, the finance director said.
"We were the first New York county to do a Request for Proposal (or bid) for mineral rights," Hoover said.
Legal research showed Chemung's parks could not be drilled, but property surrounding the parks could be, said Hoover, a Conklin native.
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