Fayette County is asking for input on how to spend its impact fee revenue. As the Tribune-Review reports, the county has scheduled a listening session on Monday night in Perry Township, to solicit suggestions on how to spend the estimated $1.3 million it will receive from this year’s fee.
The meeting will be one of six meetings that will take place throughout Fayette County where residents can voice their opinions about how to use the impact fees generated by Marcellus shale gas drilling, according to Township Supervisor A.J. Boni.
“The Fayette County Commissioners will make the final decision on how the money is used,” Boni said.
Boni said he has no idea how much money the township will receive because the impact fees will trickle down from the state to the county and then be distributed to individual municipalities.
Click here to see an interactive map of how much fee revenue each county can expect, when revenue is distributed later this year.
Drillers were required to submit fee money – in most cases, $50,000-per-well – to the Public Utility Commission by the beginning of this week. A PUC spokeswoman says the agency will have information on how much money it collected at some point next week.