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Sales tax revenues up slightly in 2006 in Scott County

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

BENTON -- Scott County saw an increase in sales tax receipts this year despite having a weak ending.

"Our sales tax for the year is up ever so slightly," Commissioner Jamie Burger said during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday.

In 2005, the county received $1,622,223.72, according to Burger, while receipts this year reached a total of $1,631,993.88.

"It was going to be more than that but it fell off in December," Burger said.

Sales tax receipts for December for the previous three years saw an increase from the previous year.

In December 2006, however, the county received $12,200 less than December 2005, Burger said.

In other business Tuesday:

* Commissioners said they will attend a meeting with Missouri Department of Transportation officials; Ron Eskew, city administrator for Scott City, and Steve Duke, executive director of the Bootheel Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission at Dexter, Thursday at the Sikeston MoDOT office.

The meeting is being held to discuss the Scott City-Interstate 55 interchange project.

* DVDs of the Veterans Day Ceremony are available for $5 from the County Developer's Office or from the County Clerk's Office.

"All proceeds will go to the Scott County War Memorial Fund," said Joel Evans, county developer.