The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) may have ordered Timothy Koebley to plug a well drilled on Warren's south side.
But that doesn't mean he's done it.
City Solicitor Andrea Stapleford updated Warren City Council on the situation during Monday's council meeting.
Stapleford said, "Koebley did not get the well plugged within a 30-day order from DEP."
She said that the delay is allegedly due to trouble lining up individuals to complete the work.
According to Stapleford, DEP has issued another permit for plugging the well and that the situation, "should be at the beginning of another 30-day timeframe."
Members of council questioned whether the work is being monitored and Stapleford assured them it was.
"DEP is monitoring it," she said. "They have been sending people to inspect."
The city was at one point in settlement negotiations with Koebley, but those broke down in November when council took action to concur with DEP's order to plug the well.
"I believe we can make a motion at this point to allow the DEP sealing order to occur and stop any further negotiations at this point, which I would prefer to do. I'll make a motion that the well be sealed," Councilman John Lewis said in November.
"We have an illegal well operating in an illegal place," he said. "It needs to be sealed. That's the decision we need to come to, that's what the motion says."
"I think we're re-enforcing the fact that we're not interested in any kind of settlement talks with them, or supporting them in any kind of settlement talks and that we want the well plugged," Councilman Maurice Cashman said at the time. "Don't come to us for any settlement talks. Just proceed to plug the well and that's what we desire because where you have it is illegal. It's not to be there. We're not condoning it. Please plug it and go away."