TRT ordinance revised for assembly
A new version of the transient room tax ordinance was introduced to the Petersburg Borough Assembly during its regular meeting Monday afternoon to address concerns voiced by fishing lodge owners, who normally charge their customers a package price that does not specify a separate rate for what are usually no-frills rooms.
In the original ordinance, 30 percent of the package price was subject to being taxed. This new version will be 15 percent of the package price and the lodge owners will pay four percent of that amount. A combined package of $300 will be subject to $1.80 in bed tax.