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August sales tax tops $30,000 mark PDF Print E-mail

By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican

While the total dropped a bit from recent months, August’s city sales tax intake was above the $30,000 mark once again.
Despite coming during the Chase County Fair events that month, August’s total of $30,594.25 was the lowest since February.
With the exception of two times, the city’s sales tax revenue has been over the $30,000 mark every month since April, 2008. That continues to show strong buying activity in the community, according to city officials.
City voters approved institution of the penny sales tax in November, 2006, with the funds raised split 50/50 between economic development efforts and community projects.
That excludes dollars that were paid for the city sales tax on vehicles. Those funds, which amounted to $4,322.37 of August’s total, go directly into the city’s street department.
Recent examples of use of the local sales tax money include the city’s new swimming pool and the recent purchase of the Melvin Miller ground for an economic development tool.