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Commission ups rate to meet match

December 19, 2012

Photo by Joseph Bell – Eric Bridges, center, executive director at North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC], speaks Wednesday alongside Douglas Morley, right, a two-term commissioner from Potter County and the chairman of the executive board at North Central; and June Sorg, secretary/treasurer of the executive board and an Elk County commissioner.

In order to meet an anticipated cash match level for federal grant dollars for the rural planning organization (RPO) at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (NCPRPDC), officials voted Wednesday morning to increase the per capita rate for the six counties to 16.3 percent for 2013.
Currently set at 14 percent and based on population, executive director Eric Bridges informed the board Wednesday morning that available funds for transportation projects will increase in the coming years. With the increase, however, comes added monetary expenses from the counties as well.

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