3 Barry County cities see sales tax gains in September
County figures fall for month, up 6 percent for year
September was a mixed month for Barry County government and its cities when it comes to sales taxes, as most saw losses compared to the same month in 2016.
Three of the seven Barry County cities collecting taxes showed gains, leaving the combined total of $663,004.22, down only $3,300, or less than 1 percent from last September.
Cassville received $101,782.26 on its general fund 1 percent tax, up $2,735.86 from a year ago. The 2017 sum of $720,401.53 is up 2 percent from last year, compared to being up less than a half-cent in June.
Seligman received $10,202.18, up $1,653.02 from a year ago. Seligman's 1 percent general fund tax has yielded $82,485.96 over three questers, up 3 percent from a year ago, compared to a drop of 5 percent in June.
Wheaton's 1 percent tax produced $7,138.29 for the general fund, again oddly 2.5 times the amount of the half-percent transportation tax yield. The amount boosted Wheaton's general fund sum to $45,482.69, down 7 percent from last year's pace but up from an 8 percent deficit in June.
Washburn's 1 percent general fund tax produced $3,926.44, up $494.62 from a year ago. The general fund tax has received $22,107.34 after three quarters in 2017, up 2 percent from a year ago, compared to a drop of 1 percent in June.
Exeter received $2,610.17 for the month, down $58.20 from a year ago. Exeter's general fund sum has received $17,843.38, up less than half a percent from last year's pace, compared to a drop of a half percent in June.
Purdy's 1 percent sales tax for general bills received $5,442.33, the lowest September amount in three years and down $610.53 from a year ago. Purdy's three-month fiscal year sum of $17,668.40 is $2,700 ahead of last year's pace but 30 percent behind the 2015 tally.
Purdy's general fund sales tax sum hit $48,130.12 in September, up 1 percent from a year ago, up from being down 6 percent in June.
Monett's two sales taxes supporting the general fund at a rate of 1 percent generated $184,590.74, the lowest amount for September since 2012 and was down $7,492.77 from a year ago. The total boosted the six-month fiscal year tally to $994,875.42, just over the 2015 mid-year mark and $8,000 higher than a year ago.
Monett's 2017 total of $1,485,634.92 is up 2 percent from a year ago, compared to being up 3 percent in June.
The two half-cent taxes in Barry County for the general fund and road maintenance each produced nearly $203,439, a drop of at least $22,610 or 11 percent from last September. The general fund has received $1,580,471.76 in 2017, up 6 percent after a gain of less than 2 percent in June.
The separate tax supporting Barry County's 911 service received $152,525.57 in September, down $17,148.41 compared to a year ago. The 2017 sum of $1,184,973.20 is up by $15,226.32 or a little more than 1 percent for the year.