The Blair County Commissioners are entering the battle between Explore Altoona and the Convention Center Authority over who will benefit the most from the country’s hotel room tax.
Officials said Tuesday that the tax brought in $520-thousand in 2012. Explore Altoona currently manages the facility, but beginning August 1st, both will begin operating as their own entities. Each say they are entitled to two-thirds of the money. But the commissioners say the bed tax is tied to the bond agreement on the building.
Commissioner Ted Beam says the board needs to ensure the necessary funds are in place to pay off the loan – and future maintenance costs.
County officials are calling representatives from both organizations to next week’s meeting. The also have the option to repeal the tax or to find a new group to manage and distribute the funds.
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