Roof repair keeps bringing sales tax money in to Edmond
Edmond's sales tax collection checks continue to come in high. City officials credit roof repairs from the summer hailstorm.
EDMOND — City officials again this month are crediting the sale of materials for roof repairs from a summer hailstorm for sales tax revenue growth.
Edmond showed for the last two weeks of August and first half of September a 15.39 percent increase compared to the same month a year ago.
The city has seen an 18.81 percent increase, or more than $2.8 million, for the first four months of this fiscal year compared with a year ago.
“I am still seeing a lot of building supplies,” said Ross VanderHamm, city finance director. “I know roofs are being repaired on a daily basis.”
VanderHamm said he is also seeing general growth.
“If we didn't have the roof repairs, we would still have a 7 or 8 percent increase,” he said.
City officials had calculated a 3 percent growth for this fiscal year that started in July.
Capital improvement projects might get started more quickly with the extra sales tax money.
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