The Flagstaff City Council has decided to scrap a memorandum of understanding with an energy company that wanted to conduct seismic testing at Red Gap Ranch. During an emotionally-driven work session Tuesday night at City Hall that lasted more than three hours, inconsistencies within the MOU and the license were discussed. The inconsistences regarded seismic testing and helium and hydro-carbon resource exploration. The public was never made aware of exploration, and councilmember Austin Aslan felt strongly that this agreement broke public trust. Purchased by the city as a future water source, the council and the community were concerned about the contamination of water on the Red Gap Ranch if drilling were to occur. The meeting clarified that seismic testing would be the only resource exploration to take place if any. The memorandum was in result terminated, and the license agreement was terminated with six months’ notice. Desert Mountain Energy Company may still seismic test during this time, but currently there are no dates planned for testing.