Local government officials and community members are invited
to a free Sept. 26 seminar and tour being planned by the Washington &
Jefferson College Center for Energy Policy and Management that will focus on
parks projects funded in part with natural gas revenue. The seminar will be held in the ballroom at the Rossin Campus Center beginning at 10 a.m. CEPM Director Corey Young will give an overview of Act 13, the Pennsylvania law that provides impact fee money to municipalities. Lisa Cessna, executive director of the Washington County Planning Commission, will then talk about some projects the county has completed in its parks and at its fairgrounds using Act 13 revenue and royalty payments from park land leased for gas drilling. Jodi Noble, Chartiers Township manager, will give a
presentation on parks projects that municipality has accomplished using Act 13
and royalty revenue, and Adam Mattis, regional advisor for the Department of
Natural Resources and Conservation, will give a quick rundown on state grant
programs available for such projects, and how Act 13 money can be leveraged.