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Gas impact fees to defray pipeline replacement cost

August 29, 2013

Natural gas impact fees in the amount of $180,000 were given to the Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority Wednesday by a Lycoming County official to defray the cost of replacing water......

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rick424

Aug-29-13 7:26 AM

Just my opinion here, but this seems wrong to use ACT 13 monies for this.

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Capricorn1

Aug-29-13 7:56 AM

I agree Rick, just like they are using it to fix up homes on Memorial Ave. How does everyone benefit from this?

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billybob

Aug-29-13 8:21 AM

Everyone benefits in that your water and sewer bills wont go up to pay for it.

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enoughalready

Aug-29-13 8:30 AM

You know that's not true Billybob. They will continue to raise the rates regardless.

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rick424

Aug-29-13 8:31 AM

No, everyone does not benefit. This should have been factor into the cost of the project, not after the fact.

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Capricorn1

Aug-29-13 8:37 AM

Act 13 I thought was an impact fee, designed to be used for things that are directly impacted by the gas industry, like roads and other infrastructure. Tell me how lines for the YMCA and the hospital or fixing up homes on Memorial Ave qualifies for that? The problem is the law allows counties wide latitude and they obviously are taking advantage of that fact.

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pinecr

Aug-29-13 9:12 AM

I agree with the fact that the funds should be used for roads...Rt. 44 north is in terrible shape and we not only have to live with the drilling in our area, the truck traffic, etc., but the roads are ruining are vehicles. What happened to the gas industry taking care of the roads they are destroying? Why does the County get to use the funds for everything except what they were meaant to be used for? Government at its best, once again!

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DumberThanSome

Aug-29-13 9:58 AM

It's politics. They are just oiling the wheels that will get them reelected when their terms are up. That money might have fixed one or maybe two of the 30 bridges that need repaired.

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eriklatranyi

Aug-29-13 1:09 PM

You mean people actually believed elected officials would use money targeted to specific needs for only those needs?

Were you all born yesterday?

Cigarette taxes, lottery income, excise taxes, fuel taxes are all just squandered on whatever the project=du-jour is.

Why do you think conservatives hate tax increases? It just gets wasted like this!

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Scott36

Aug-29-13 2:02 PM

You mean people actually believed elected officials would use money targeted to specific needs for only those needs?

Were you all born yesterday?-Eriklatranyi

Yea just like the(gas company) guys running around the roads in my area saying "You won't recognize these roads after we are done here".

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BornHere

Aug-29-13 6:43 PM

It's all about who you know and who gets the money.

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