City of Neosho sees record sales tax income for January - KOAM TV 7

City of Neosho sees record sales tax income for January


January was another record month for reported sales tax income in the City of Neosho.

One-cent general sales tax receipts for January were reported at $225,965.01, the highest number recorded by the city for January, according to financial statements dating back to at least the 1970s.

January's sale tax income was 43.02 percent higher than the previous year, and 34.67 percent higher than projected.

Year to date, one-cent general sales tax revenue for the City of Neosho is 20.43 percent higher than what it was this time last year.

October and November were also record months for the city, and December's numbers were 4.39 percent higher than last year.

"January was yet another record revenue month for us," said Neosho Mayor Richard Davidson. "That means more people are choosing Neosho when it comes to shopping, dining and the like. Our efforts to rebuild the city's finances and focus on areas such as public safety, street improvements and parks are certainly paying off. It's great to be a part of it. We've come a long way since our troubles in 2008 and 2009 and we're starting to see the rewards from the changes we've made to make our city government stronger, more efficient and more responsive to our citizens."

Neosho City Manager Troy Royer concurred, also pointing out the 82 percent increase in new construction value in 2014 compared to the year prior.

"Not only are more and more people shopping in Neosho, based on the sales tax numbers, but they are moving here as well," Royer said. "I think everyone in our community, from our city employees, to our school district, to our businesses, to our citizens, is committed to making Neosho a great place to be."

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