A long-standing fight between Nexus Gas Transmission, LLC and the city of Green may be over.
The city of Green has been fighting the construction of the NEXUS pipeline since day one. It proposed an alternate route to bypass the city and run through a more rural part of Stark County.
But the decision to move forward with the pipeline was approved in a city council meeting on Wednesday with a 4-3 vote.
Mayor Gerard Neugebauer was originally concerned because eight miles of the 255-mile long pipeline are planned to run through his city. He said this meant the pipeline would go through 17 of the city's 26 ball fields, including one where it would go within 100 feet of home plate.
The city and company constructing the NEXUS pipeline have reached a proposed agreement, part of which the city was ensured safety around the pipeline. Nexus would provide training to first responders in relation to the pipeline. The pipeline itself will be monitored 24/7 and inspected weekly.
The city will also receive an immediate payment of $7.5 million in cash.
All pending lawsuits between the two groups will be dismissed.