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Bed tax revenues up during summer despite ferry setbacks


The summer results are in for taxable income received by the Borough from charter boat services, retail stores, hotels and bed and breakfasts. The bed tax figures continued to increase for the third straight year growing over $8,000 from 2013 to 2015, and just over $3,000 from 2014 to 2015. This year brought in $43,884 from visitors staying in Petersburg establishments from May to the end of October. The increase in 2015 comes despite what some considered a disastrous start to the season due to ferry schedule conflicts and cancelations.

The amount of revenue generated from charter boat s...

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