Reading Anthracite Co.’s proposal for a 360-site campground drew a crowd of more than 20 citizens to a zoning hearing Thursday night (April 27) at the Zerbe Township, Pa., municipal building, the News Item reported.
The campsite would be the first owned by Reading, which currently offers passes to allow off-road vehicle riding on its former mining lands in Zerbe and several other municipalities throughout Pennsylvania.
To construct the campground in the township, Reading would need zoning hearing board approval to a special exception for camping to its current zoning.
According to representatives of Reading at the hearing, the campsite will be located on approximately 100 acres at the site locally.
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