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State Still Lags In Paying Share Of DA’s Salary

January 22nd, 2018 Comments off

scalesPotter County recently received a $12,000 check from the state government, covering another overdue installment of the state’s share of District Attorney’s Andy Watson’s salary. The state still owes Potter County more than $115,600 for the DA’s salary in 2017, as well as $116,544 for the current year.

Act 57 of 2005 obligates the state to pay the 65 percent of a full-time DA’s $179,300 salary. When those payments lag, the county covers the entire cost, a situation that does not sit well with the Potter County Board of Commissioners or their counterparts across the state. According to a spokesman for the Office of Attorney General, the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account does not have enough funds to reimburse the full amount. As the funds continue to accumulate in the account, the state will make a partial payment for the overdue 2017 reimbursement.

Latest Edition Of Shale Gas Roundup Now Available

January 22nd, 2018 Comments off

shaleexampleLatest edition of Shale Gas Roundup is now available. It’s the newsletter of the Potter County Natural Resource Center and features timely, locally relevant news about shale gas development and related topics.

To access the latest edition as well as all past editions, visit the website pottercountypa.net (Shale Gas Roundup newsletter icon is found on the cover page). Copies are also available at the Commissioners Office in the Gunzburger Building (first office on right inside Main Street entrance), or by contacting Dawn Wooster at 814-274-8290, extension 207.

Among highlights of the First Quarter 2018 edition:

  • Wastewater treatment plant proposed for Coudersport
  • Study examines shale gas impact on schools
  • Local small-scale electrical plant announced
  • Some counties forming gas/oil advocacy organization
  • Pa. gas production will increase in 2018
  • Potter County in ‘mid-range’ of state’s shale gas field