Bi-county sales tax revenue to cities and counties saw a major upswing in April. Total revenuSe was up 7 percent over last April, bouncing back from the 12 percent drop in March.
Monett's general fund sales taxes marked a $13,001 gain over a year ago. Monett's four sales taxes registered a 9 percent gain, the fourth month of improved numbers in the last six months. For 2010, Monett's total sales tax income is down by $35,158 or a little over 3 percent from the same period in 2009.
Pierce City's three sales taxes were down by a combined total of $234 for the month, compared to last April. It was the third time in four months that Pierce City's tax total has fallen below 2009 totals. Pierce City's general fund tally is down by a little over $2,000 or 10 percent from last year's pace.
Purdy's sales taxes were both up for the month by enough to erase the red ink in both February and March. Purdy has topped the 2009 total to date by more than $1,551.
Verona's three sales taxes recorded a gain of more than $800 over last April's total. It was the first time in 2010 that Verona's tax total has surpassed the 2009 sums. Verona's sales tax total for 2010 is down 36 percent from for the first four months.
The seven Barry County cities collecting sales tax recorded a gain of 7 percent over last April. Only Seligman did not register an increase.
The six Lawrence County cities recorded a 2 percent gain for the month. Only Aurora and Marionville topped last April's totals.
Barry County's two taxes for general expenses and roads gained $32,267 over last April's totals. Lawrence County's three taxes gained $23,164 over last April.
Barry County's tax for 911 services marked a gain of more than $7,600 for the month over last April, but remains down 6 percent for 2010 to date.