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Paonia retail sales tax revenues are up in 2017
Paonia retail sales tax revenues are up in 2017

The Town of Paonia will benefit from an unexpected increase in annual sales tax revenues.

Based on fiscal year 2017 annualized year-end budget numbers, the town estimates an increase of 6.9 percent in local sales tax revenue.

Paonia voters will decide sales tax hike in April

Paonia voters will be asked to consider a sales tax increase next April. At the Dec. 12 board meeting, trustees approved language for "Ballot Question #1," a proposed 1 percent increase in local sales taxes. If approved by voters, revenue would go to the town's general fund.

Paonia splits tax windfall between bonuses, reserve

After learning that Paonia will receive unexpectedly high 2017 sales tax revenues, town trustees found themselves somewhat in disagreement about what to do with the windfall.

In the end, you might say, The Grinch and Santa Claus found a way to compromise.

Cost of services outpaces sales tax growth in Delta

The City of Delta is finalizing a budget for 2018 that maintains current services without any rate increases for water, trash, sewer or electrical service. But to keep the budget balanced, the city will have to dip into reserves.

Paonia looking closer at sales tax allocation

The amount Paonia trustees must cut from the 2018 draft budget increased from $83,000 to $165,800 during last week's budget meeting. The deficit increase resulted from trustees' decisions to eliminate a proposed impact fee on enterprise funds and to restrict $40,000 in Samuel Wade Bridge reserve funds to bridge repairs.

Cedaredge eyes another bid for sales tax increase

After voters rejected the Town of Cedaredge's proposal for a 1/2 cent increase in sales tax just over a year ago, officials are once again discussing a bid to hike the sales tax.

In a report to trustees on March 16, town staff noted efforts under way at "organizing for a second attempt at sales tax increase."

Sales tax is not being allocated fairly, golfer asserts

Dennis Phillips is fed up with the portrayal of Devil's Thumb Golf Club as the "black sheep of the community." He shared strong thoughts on the subject at two consecutive Delta City Council meetings.

He began by referring to comments made by city council candidates "posturing to condemn the golf course even before elected."

Sales tax revenues look encouraging

Sales tax revenues are up slightly over the same period last year, golf course revenues are higher than they've been in the past six years, and an outside audit of city finances revealed no concerns.

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