Alva sales tax up almost 13 percent
August 27, 2017
After continued gloomy reports about city revenues, especially the decreasing sales tax collections, the Alva City Council received some encouraging news Monday. The last two months, the sales tax collections have actually shown an increase over amounts in 2016.
Alva Business Manager Joe Don Dunham called it a “possibility of good things.” He said the city sales and use tax revenues in July were 11 percent above those received in July 2016, and August of this year was up 14 percent from the previous year. The average increase over the two months is almost 13 percent. It’s a good way...