Warren County townships and boroughs aren't the only ones who are working out how to spend the Impact Fee funds from drilling.
Warren County Treasurer Dennis Munksgard said last week the county has received a check for $53,127.09. The 27 townships and boroughs throughout the county will receive a combined $30,508.88; that amount is not part of the payment to the county.
The Warren County Commissioners have not decided how to spend the $53,000 yet.
"We don't own any roads or bridges as a county, we don't know if we can use that other places or not," Commissioner Chairman Stephen Vanco said. "So we'll have to look into that."
The commissioners decided to take a percentage of timber receipts on the county's portion of the Allegheny National Forest instead of Secure Rural Schools funding in September.
"I would anticipate that we would use it primarily for our emergency management system," Commissioner John Eggleston said. "You may recall the Secure Rural Funding we got until recently we used that for emergency management."
Fiscal director Toby Rohlin estimated that nearly $56,000 of SRS had been used for emergency management services in the county.
"That was one of the viable uses...we've lost that. This is basically going to cover what we've lost. That's my feeling. Fill a hole, if you will. We haven't made a decision yet," Eggleston said.
The state Public Utilities Commission announced there were miscalculations in some of the distribution amounts, and published a new listing last Friday after some towns asked to double check their funds in October.
According to the PUC, county governments are receiving checks for their amount and each municipality will also receive its own check. Across the commonwealth, 675 municipalities payments were not affected, 655 municipalities will receive less than originally listed due to errors and 127 will receive a supplemental check.