COUNTY COMMISSION: Sales tax revenue down year-to-date |
Dent County Treasurer Denita Williams presented her report on sales tax revenue at Monday’s county committee meeting at the courthouse.
Tax revenues are declining, in part because of the change by the Missouri Department of Revenue in tax-collecting tax entities for Dent County.
General sales tax
YTD 2021 – $ 531,867.63 – that’s $ 249,585.45 less than the same period last year, or 31.9% less.
Sept. 2021 – $ 99,016.85 compared to $ 112,462.35 as of September 2020.
Law Enforcement Sales Tax
YTD 2021 – $ 531,664.99 – that’s $ 249,588.40 less than the same period last year, or 31.95% less.
Sept. 2021 – $ 99,016.99 compared to $ 112,462.43 as of September 2020.
Roads and Bridges Sales Tax
YTD – $ 233,928.80 – that’s $ 133,853.63 less than the same period last year, or 36.4% less.
Sept. 2021 – $ 47,551.25 compared to $ 54,404.38 in September 2020.
Sales tax on new prison operations
YTD – $ 467,764.74 – that’s $ 267,441.70 less than the same period last year, or 36.4% less.
Sept. 2021 $ 95,107.93 compared to $ 108,811.98 as of September 2020.
New sales tax on prison tax trusts
YTD – $ 467,764.41 – that’s $ 267,441.95 less than the same period last year, or 36.4% less.
Sept. 2021 – 95,107.89 compared to $ 108,811.96 as of September 2020.
Also at the meeting:
• District 1 Commissioner Wes Mobray has indicated that grading will be done on 5610 and rock will be hauled to County Road 4210, where bridge repairs have started; the bridge is expected to be down for about three weeks, according to Mobray.
• District Two Commissioner Gary Larson reported that he had crews leveling and hauling material to 3350 and brush from 3305. He also reported that # 31 grader and # 9 tractor are undergoing maintenance.
• President Commissioner Darrell Skiles indicated that he attended a meeting of the Missouri Regional Planning Commission and will soon be attending their annual dinner at Linn Tech. The MRPC is setting a time to discuss ARPA with its warrant attorney Travis Elliot. He will also attend an Ozark Rivers Solid Waste District meeting where they will review grant applications. He will also attend a regional economic development meeting chaired by Director of Economic Development Sally Burbridge at Echo Bluff on September 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.
• County Clerk Angie Curley reported that she attended the annual County Clerks meeting held in Howell County, where she was chosen to be chair of the South Central County Clerk, which includes 13 counties. Curley also mentioned that the County Clerks Association signed a resolution to maintain the April election, citing many difficulties associated with the combination of April’s issues with the November ballot, including length, style and length. increased overall costs for counties. Skiles said he was happy to hear that county clerks have taken an official position on the post and he expects the Missouri County Commissioners Association to do the same soon.
“I think the lawmakers pushing it don’t understand the seriousness of this problem. It just looks appealing to them, ”Skiles said. “It’s a lot more complicated than lawmakers think.”
As of yet, no bill currently contains such a change, but rhetoric from Jefferson City suggests it could be added to a bill in the Missouri House or Senate in the next legislative session.