WELLSBORO - There were 456 natural gas wells drilled in Tioga County through the end of 2011 - the number that will be used to calculate how much money the county will receive from the state impact fee, Tioga County commissioners said Tuesday.
The county will see about $6 million from the legislation, signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett recently, Commissioner Erick Coolidge said, though he couldn't say how the money will be divvied up among the county's municipalities.
"I don't know that figure, but I do know the (state) Department of Environmental Protection and the Public Utility Commission are working on it," he said in response to a question from Mainesburg resident Nick Lalic.
In other business, the commissioners accepted a summer program transportation bid from Benedict's Bus Service to transport participants from around the county to the Tokishi building in Wellsboro for $611 per day, pending review by the Department of Human Services.
Approved the use of the courthouse parking lot for a bicycle rally 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9.
Approved using Harleysville Life Insurance for county life insurance employee coverage at a savings of 13 cents per thousand dollars in coverage per person. According to chief clerk Derek Williams, coverage went from 30 cents to 17 cents per thousand dollars in coverage, cutting the county's costs nearly in half.
Approved the appointment of Beth Goodwin as a representative of the Knoxville Public Library to the Potter-Tioga Library Board System to replace Eugene Seelye, who resigned after many years of service.
Approved $2,706.50 in Liquid Fuels funds to Westfield Township for sluice pipes.
The next commissioner's meeting will be "on the road" at the Shippen Township building at 7 p.m. May 22.