Dillon sales tax collections stay flat in Sept.
November 23, 2009
DILLON – September sales tax collection numbers in Dillon remain steady, falling just under 10 percent for the month.”It’s the same,” said financial director Carri McDonnell. “We are down 9.8 percent for September, or $27,000. The town is down 9.9 percent year-to-date, or $301,000.”Dillon’s sales tax collection was down 9.5 percent for August at $332,720. The town was down $34,955 for August 2009, in comparison to August 2008. Dillon had a 9.93 percent year-to-date decrease as of August, and it was down $274,389.”It’s been very consistent since March,” she said. “We’re still right where we thought we would be.”McDonnell added that at this point the town does not need to readjust the 2010 budget.”We’re still budgeting for a 10 percent decrease,” she said.The new Walgreens reported a full month of sales collection in September, and the town is expecting a Noodles & Co. restaurant to open in the Dillon Ridge market place in December.”We didn’t see an increase or a decrease in collection,” she said in regard to funds gathered from new businesses.Restaurants were only down 3 percent for September, lodging was flat – the same for 2008, and retail was down 13 percent.”Of course we’d like to see our businesses thriving and increasing from prior years, but the town is holding steady at a 10 percent decrease and we’ve accommodated our budget,” McDonnell said.