The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission has revised calculations for the distribution of the state's drilling Impact Fee, changing some total amounts to local municipalities and leaving the overall amount to Warren County at $83,635.97.
The PUC announced there were miscalculations in some of the distribution amounts, and published a new listing 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.
Warren County Treasurer Dennis Munksgard said 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 PUC will send three different checks, one for municipalities not affected by the recalculation, they've received their checks; one for municipalities that will receive additional money because of the recalculation along with a note from the PUC indicating they will receive a supplemental check after Nov. 16; and municipalities receiving a reduced amount of money after the recalculation will receive a check after Nov. 16.
The Impact Fee funds can only be used for specific purposes including water, wastewater, road maintenance and repair, social service delivery, emergency preparedness, environmental programs, tax reductions, increased safe and affordable housing, employee training or planning initiatives, according to the PUC.
Supervisor William Hendrickson said the $10,000 Brokenstraw Township has been allocated will become a contingent line item in the 2013 budget.
"We haven't seen it yet; let's not count our chickens yet," he said.
The following is an updated list, obtained from the PUC for the total amounts dispersed to the 27 municipalities:
Bear Lake Borough, $19.94; Brokenstraw Township, $10,008.38; Cherry Grove Township, $93.13; Clarendon Borough, $44.98; Columbus Township, $434.98; Conewango Township, $1,306.84; Conewango Township, $1,306.85; Deerfield Township, $344.48; Eldred Township, $611.39; Elk Township, $126.93; Farmington Township, $882.78; Freehold Township, $870.63; Glade Township, $281.98; Limestone Township, $86.70; Mead Township, $178.32; Pine Grove Township, $365.07; Pittsfield Township, $9,778.67; Pleasant Township, $765.78; Sheffield Township, $681.24; Southwest Township, $514.64; Spring Creek Township, $834.60; Sugar Grove Township, $1,038.93; Sugar Grove Borough, $61.36; Tidioute Borough, $76.59; Triumph Township, $408.36; City of Warren, $960.04; Watson Township, $88.77; and Youngsville Borough, $513.99.