Williamsport will receive more than $500,000 from the Marcellus Shale impact fee, according to revised figures released late Wednesday by the Public Utility Commission.
After initial numbers were published, the commission hear from several entities, including city officials, about the numbers. The city, anticipating $500,000, initially was told to expect only $259,598.
"While reviewing the payments to these entities, we came across an issue in how the five-linear-mile input was applied," the commission explained in a news release. "As a result, we conducted a wholesale review of the distribution amounts and made the necessary corrections."
Also corrected were some well location updates that affected the outcome.
"I'd like to thank all parties involved in restoring the dollars definitely warranted and needed for the city," Mayor Gabriel J. Campana said. "It's nice to receive some positive news ... we planned on putting the money into the budget," he said.
Watch for a full report in Friday's Sun-Gazette.