Sales Tax Revenues Increasing

Sales tax revenues continue to increase for the city of Jamestown.

On Monday during a Jamestown City Council work session meeting, Anthony Dolce, Ward 2 councilman, said for another financial quarter sales tax revenues increased for the city. He said during April, May and June, sales tax revenues totaled $1,600,710, which was an increase of $60,309, or 3.92 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2017.

Dolce said for the year, city officials have 51 percent of the $6 million budgeted. He said through the first half of the year, city officials have received $144,000, or 5 percent, more in sales tax revenues than they did through the first six months of 2017. Last year at this time, the city was at 48.48 percent of the projected $6 million sales tax revenue budget.

The third-quarter payment will be received around Nov. 1. Typically, the third and fourth quarters of the year are the best for sale tax revenues.

In other business, Andrew Liuzzo, At-Large councilman, announced the Love School supply drive and “Ask Us” event he is organizing between the public and elected officials will be held at the corner of Main and Eighth streets from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. According to Friends of Andrew Liuzzo Facebook page, Liuzzo said he wants to meet concerned residents that he represents.

“I have invited all elected officials that represent our city interests,” he stated. “There will be no speeches, microphones or podium. It will be an informal mix and mingle with state, county and city elected representatives. Everyone is invited to come and speak one-on-one with your elected officials. Bring a school supply or two if you’re able.”

Last month, Liuzzo announced the meeting would be held at Love Elementary School. He didn’t say why the meeting is now happening outside the school.