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Sales tax revenue in downward cycle in Troy

Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 8:08 am

Sales tax deposits for October in the City of  Troy was down by approximately 3.5 percent compared to one year ago in a report given to the Board of Aldermen by Linda Flinn, city treasurer.

The one-percent local sales tax was 3.21 percent less. It generated $166,696.55 this period compared to $172,232.04 last October. The one-half cent percent transportation tax was 3.68 percent less than October of 2011.  It generated $79,085.99 this year compared to $82,103.95. The one-half cent capital improvements tax for this period was $83,096.11.

For Fiscal Year 2013 sales tax receipts are down by approximately 1.5 percent as compared to the same period last year.

In other department head reports, City Clerk Jodi Schneider reported on efforts to get bids for cleaning companies for service on the first floor of the city hall. To accommodate the proposed bid  would necessitate an adjustment to the administrative budget of approximately $1,480.

Schneider applied for a $500 tree grant through Central Electric Cooperative in Jefferson City who in turn shared the application with Cuivre River Electric Cooperative in Troy. Scott Muckerman, project coordinator, received a call from Chris Ryan of Cuivre River  awarding a matching grant  for a total of $1,000 to purchase red oaks to replace trees blighted by drought this summer.

David Lindsey, building commissioner, reported three residential permits were issued during the period, bringing the total to nine this fiscal year.

Police Chief Jeff Taylor  reported five officers have been accepted into the Lincoln County SWAT team with Sgt. Tienter of the Troy Police Department serving as commander.  Taylor will be talking with City Attorney Jesse Grannemann concerning unlicensed go-cart ordinance for possible changes.  Taylor will be attending Nov. 8 the Missouri Organize Retail Crime Association meeting at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office.

Public Works Superintendent Clint Cunningham reported 18 tons of asphalt was used in pothole patching and/or full depth repairs during the month. Daily water usage is now down to 1,308,000 gallons. Jeff Horn participated in a 10-day wastewater class to obtain his class D license and Mike Kuzencoff passed his test for a class D license. Ryan Peasel now has a class C license.