In an effort to enact an amusement tax in the coming year, Juniata Township (Pa.) Supervisors discussed some of the legwork they’ve done to prepare during their monthly meeting Tuesday (Aug. 3) night, according to The Daily News.
Supervisor Greg Stein, who serves as board chairman, said he has created a questionnaire to collect information from campgrounds in the township.
“We are using satellite imagery to access the campgrounds. As best as I can tell, there are 25 campgrounds in Juniata Township. They consist of anywhere between one to 150 camps,” said Stein, noting he’s been working in coordination with the county tax assessment office.
In the survey, the supervisors are gathering information on campsite rates.
“Rates per night, rates per week, I’d like to know that kind of information,” said Stein. “A lot of this information you can get online, but unfortunately most camps don’t have websites. They are often heard about through signs or word of mouth.”
The survey also includes other questions.
“I’d like to know if each campground has its own sewage pumping station. I am interested in knowing which campgrounds give you access to renting RVs, trailers and boats. I also want to know how long the season lasts at each site,” he said.
Stein plans to send the data he collects to the campgrounds to gain feedback to adjust rates for the amusement tax.