Following up on our story we published March 9, 2012, the Carrollton, Ohio City Council heard Dan Coen of Utica Housing Group from Canton describe his plans for two modular housing developments comprising 31 homes. The homes will be leased by energy companies to house their oil and gas employees during drilling operations. Each house will have four bedrooms, four baths, and a common eating and living area, and will lease for $55-$85 a night. When the drilling moves on, Coen says he will convert the modular units to single family homes, each with a garage. The TimesReporter tells MHProNews.com he asked the council for water and sewer hookups to avoid paying the 45 percent surcharge for being outside the village limits. Future plans include annexation into the town of Carrollton, near the WVA and PA state lines.
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