Auditor gives tax revenue update

bbashioum@demo-mo.comMay 17, 2013 

Cass County Auditor Ron Johnson says the county’s sales tax revenues are remaining strong.

In a brief meeting May 9, Johnson gave a monthly update to the Cass County Commission regarding tax revenues.

Since 2002, the county’s tax revenues have grown approximately $4 million in a 10-year period, he said.

Johnson says 2013 sales tax revenues are projected to grow between 3.8 and 4 percent from last year.

From 2003 to 2007, sales taxes expanded by 2 percent in total tax collection.

Since 2007 to last year, growth jumped to 3 percent annually.

“I’m very optimistic that we will have continued growth in the percentages as we have in the report,” Johnson said. “Our growth is remaining consistent with the housing markets picking up.”

Johnson also cited that the county is looking forward to more retail developments in the near future, including Sam’s Club and Golden Corrall in Raymore and Menards in Belton.

In other meeting business, the commissioners took the following actions:

Reappointed Obie Carl, of Harrisonville, to the Cass County Board of Equalization, with a term ending in June 30, 2016.

Approved a consulting engineering services agreement with Shafer, Kline & Warren P.C. for HVAC repairs on the third floor of the courthouse.

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