July 1 will mark the date set for the latest allocations to local municipal governments of the impact fees collected by the state from Marcellus shale well drillers in Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Association of Township Supervisors has revealed that some $135.4 million will be distributed across the state, a slight increase over last year.
The association’s executive director, David Sanko, tells Radio PA News that sixty percent of the funds collected for reimbursement are paid to the local governments most affected by Marcellus shale drilling.
Over $84,000 is headed to Venango County communities with amounts ranging from just over $14,000 for Frenchcreek Township down to under $43 for Barkeyville.
Clarion County municipalities are set to receive more than $148,000 with subtotals starting at over $31,000 for Porter Township down to $86 for Brady Township.
Crawford County’s allotment is more than $103,000 with over $7,300 going to North Shenango Township.
Forest County gets nearly $142,000 with the largest amount, almost $69,000 going to Jenks Township in the Marienville area.