Two York County projects will get funding through state impact fees charged to natural gas drillers in the state's Marcellus Shale formation, with more than $200,000 headed to Dillsburg and Stewartstown.

The state announced the allocations Tuesday as part of about $16 million being distributed to ensure a portion of the money collected from the fees goes to local communities to support environmental and conservation programs, Gov. Tom Corbett said in a press release.

This round of money is being used to develop and improve public recreation areas.

Dillsburg will get $193,566 to help it create a community park, and Stewartstown has been allocated $30,400 for its borough's fairgrounds.

The Dillsburg park will be located on Chestnut Street near the intersection of Old York Road, said borough manager Karen Diebler. The money will pay for a picnic pavilion, a walking path with exercise equipment, lighting, trash cans and other amenities, she said.

Stewartstown treasurer Stacy Myers said the borough's plans include improvements such as planting trees and enhancing the fairgrounds landscape.

The borough uses the grounds to host community events such as fireworks displays and an annual fireman's carnival, she said.

York County also funds other programs and enhancements through Marcellus Shale funds. Though there is no drilling in the county, all counties get a share of money to use for recreation and open space projects.


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In June, the state announced York was receiving more than $365,000, and county commissioners allocated much of the money to the Northern Extension of the York County Heritage Rail Trail.

-- Reach Christina Kauffman at ckauffman@yorkdispatch.com.