The Scottsboro (Ala.) City Council approved an ordinance that will increase the city’s lodging tax by 2%, television station WHNT reported. The tax was at 12%.
The the tax hike does not include campgrounds. Scottsboro has a large and popular campground in Goose Pond Colony that draws visitors in from out of town.
“My concern is that the additional 2% lodging tax does not apply to campgrounds, where the original one that is currently enforced does include campgrounds,” Mayor Melton Potter said, “So my consideration is why isn’t it a level playing field all the way across for the campgrounds.” This past weekend Goose Pond Colony campground saw 112 visitors. Of that, about 10%t were from Scottsboro.
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