The state has released its report on impact fees from Act 13, which allocates money to counties and municipalities from Marcellus Shale gas wells in Pennsylvania.
In Indiana County, the total disbursement is down from $357,825 in 2011 to $292,302 for 2012.
Funds are allocated both to the counties in which Marcellus Shale wells are drilled and to the municipalities in which they are located. Almost all of Indiana County’s 38 listed municipalities saw drops in impact fees, with only two having increases. Those are North Mahoning Township, which will get $10,185 in impact fees, compared to $2,211 the year before; and Pine Township’s allocation will increase from $5,008 to $10,570.
The largest amount for the second straight year will go to Cherryhill Township, even though its check will be more than $20,000 less than the year before. The township will get $61,407 after receiving $82,075 in 2011.
In order the next highest allocations will go to:
Young Township $52,104 ($69,699 in 2011)
Center Township $48,515 ($64,799)
Green Township $28,624 ($38,159)
White Township $27,308 ($35,976)
No other disbursements top $20,000. The state will cut the checks by the end of the month.