Commissioners Will Decide Later On Gas Impact Fee

From Potter County Today

20110801_98Potter County Commissioners Doug Morley, Susan Kefover and Paul Heimel are studying the details of the shale gas impact fee and related issues, in preparation for a decision on whether to “opt in” on the plan. Once the details are worked out on how to implement the impact fee, the commissioners will take formal action at an upcoming business meeting. As a member of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania Natural Gas Task Force, Commissioner Heimel will be participating in a conference call on Monday to learn more about the county’s options and the fee’s implementation details. Once Governor Tom Corbett signs the bill into law, counties will have 60 days to pass an ordinance authorizing an impact fee. Companies producing natural gas from shale formations will have until Sept. 1 to pay fees retroactively on wells from 2011. More details will be announced. More information on the measure, House Bill 1950, can be found here.

Potter County Today is a timely information site courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners. Reprinted with Permission.

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