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Gasconade County sales tax slips this month

Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10:49 am

A view to the top of the Courthouse Rotunda.

Gasconade County’s sales tax revenue took a slight dip this month, but remains on track to post a possible record level by year’s end.
The May reimbursement check from the Missouri Department of Revenue — representing revenue from sales made in April — is for $61,148. That’s about $1,500 less than the check received last May, according to figures reported by Gasconade County Treasurer Michael Feagan.
“We didn’t gain, but we didn’t fall back too much,” he said during Thursday morning’s session of the Gasconade County Commission.
For the first five months of this year, the county has received $406,541, compared to $380,219 received during the same period a year ago.
The total amount of General Revenue sales tax received by the county in 2017 was $965,243, the most ever.
The county’s 2018 operating budget calls for about $960,000 to be received in sales tax revenue. Based on previous years’ figures, checks received in July and September tend to be among the larger ones received by Gasconade County.
In other matters, the County Commission received bids from two construction companies on bridge projects — one on Hog Trough Road, the other on Mint Spring Road.
Those two responses surprised county administrators. About companies had been contacted to submit bids. County Clerk Lesa Lietzow noted that the lack of bids could indicate that contractors are busy with other projects and felt they couldn’t get to these projects this construction season.