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Local governments fail to account for $17 million in impact fee

Municipal and county governments across the state have failed to account for how $17 million in natural gas impact money was spent.

Nearly half the local townships and boroughs receiving impact money and a quarter of the counties did not send required reports this month to the state Public Utility Commission (PUC).

“We don’t have a lot of them at this point, but they do tend to trickle in,” says PUC spokeswoman Jennifer Kocher.

The forms, which document how last year’s impact fee money was spent, were due on April 15th. Although the PUC is charged with collecting the forms, it does not have the legal authority to audit them.
http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2014/04/25/local-gov...