Community Meeting - May 11, 2009
A Community Meeting was held on May 11, 2009 at the Oil Springs Youth Centre. At this meeting, consultants explained the research undertaken to date. The following maps were presented for discussion at the meeting, and show three options for defining potential Heritage Conservation District boundaries.
The first map, "Limits of Oil Pool", shows a boundary based on the natural limit of the underground resource pool on which the industry was based. All successful wells were located within this boundary.
Limits of Oil Pool
The second map, "Potential Heritage Area", shows the same oil pool boundary, but uses property lines as the boundaries because they are more visible on the ground and are easier to define.
Oil Springs Potential Heritage Area
The third map, "Potential Contributing and Sequential Heritage Areas", includes the potential district as defined on the second map, but would add other areas that have either contributed directly to the significance of the Oil Springs field (Plank Road, Oil City and the Wyoming railhead), or followed as a further development of the industry (Petrolia).
Potential Contributing and Sequential Heritage Areas