After several years of falling short of the projected amount of sales tax coming in, Gasconade County this year will surpass the budgeted amount — even though the amount was set artificially high simply to make the projected expenses look not quite so bad.
The County Commission formally received the good news Thursday morning from County Treasurer Mike Feagan — and it was not without some political drama.
Feagan first reported that the county’s sales tax reimbursement check from the Missouri Department of Revenue was for $86,043, representing revenue generated by sales made in November.
That number caused Feagan’s shoulders to slump. It would not bring the county’s sales tax revenue for the year anywhere near the $960,000 budgeted amount.
For a complete version of this story, see this week’s edition of The Hermann Advertiser-Courier.