Half way through the year, sales tax receips in Booneville have all but flatlined.
June receipts of $50,702.24 represented a decline of more than $4,200 from May. That’s 7.7 percent. The total marks the second straight month the tax took in more than $50,000 after it failed to reach that plateau in March and April.
Compared to last June, the collection is actually up slightly, less than $600, or 1.2 percent.
Year to date figures after June show the collection has mirrored those of 2016, up just 0.9 percent or $2,675.
The tax took in a little more than $624,000 last year, its best since the Cargill fire of 2008.
Booneville’s sales tax was renewed for a fifth five-year term in 2015 with the following funding formula.
• Street Department, 5 percent;
• Police Department, 22 percent;
• Fire Department, 10 percent;
• Area Agency/Senior Center;
• Airport, 7 percent;
• Parks, 5 percent;
• City Improvements, 30 percent;
• Animal Control, 5 percent;
• Cemetery, 2 percent; and
• BDC/Chamber, 4 percent.