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A meeting could happen as early as next week to determine if one Toledo neighborhood will get its natural gas turned back on.  It's been off for about 4 months.

Columbia Gas representatives hope to met with representatives of the home builders early next week to figure out the methane issue can be worked out.  The problems are the GrayStone Woods off Bancroft near Holland Sylvania road.  Columbia gas shut off the gas to 13 homes right around the beginning of June because methane was detected.  Because of the flammable nature of methane, Columbia decided shutting off service was the safest idea for everyone. 

The source of the methane has not yet been determined and until it is and until it's eliminated, the gas won't be turned on. 

Neighbors say the methane is not their fault so they should not be punished by a lack of gas service, especially with colder months headed our way.  But a Columbia gas spokesperson says they have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to safety, so even though neighbors are mad, safety is paramount.

"I completely understand the frustration and the level they have but I also hope they understand our concerns and our need to make sure it's safe.  We don't want to put anyone in that situation whether knowingly or unknowingly.  Whether they're experts or not experts, we don't want to see anyone in that situation where they wake up to a sound in the middle of the night that may or may not be something happening at their neighbors home," said Chris Kozak of Columbia gas. 

The neighborhood was receiving natural gas for about 3 years, butt recently a customer called about a discolored area on their lawn.  Columbia gas looked into the issue and determined it was not a leak on their end.  That's when the methane was detected. 

13abc has a call into the developer to get his take on what's happening with the project, but we have not yet heard back.

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