After hearing public concerns and support, the Philipsburg (Pa.) Borough Council approved continuing the process toward creating a proposed campground near the United FC fields at Project 70, according to The Progress.
Council supported officials moving forward with the grant application process regarding the proposed campground. It also took action to begin the annexation process for property at the location of the proposed campground, which, although owned by the borough, is in Rush Township.
The township is seeking funding to get a campground up and running. The cost of adding electricity is particularly high. No action on-site has yet been taken to create the campground, according to Code Enforcement Officer Tim Ryder.
A campground with 10 sites would be a good start, Ryder noted. The borough may only need 10 sites or it could build more in the future.
“This is a beginning,” Ryder said. “It gets us set with DCNR. It opens up more grant opportunities for trails, all kinds of recreational activities. This is a foot in to get started with the recreation.”