We are happy to see the hydroelectric tax payment issue finally settled-primarily because the dispute has been effecting our county’s school children.
While we certainly aren’t privy to all of the information in the case, nor could we maybe even decipher all of its nuances, we have been amazed that it has taken so long to simply determine who should pay the taxes on this operation.
A comfortable understanding of the complexity of the issue may be in the nuance of who uses the hydroelectric plant and for what purpose. Whereas the city uses the hydroplant’s output for the public good, Allegheny Power uses it for private profit.
In that context, it is not a nuance at all.