TREASURER GIVES SALINE COUNTY SALES-TAX REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER

Saline County Treasurer Marty Smith gave the sales-tax report for the month of September during the meeting of the county commission on Tuesday, September 12.

Smith said the numbers are a bit up and down.

Smith said the county received $24,261.62 in Use Tax, which is down more than $44,000 from last month but up nearly $11,000 from the same time last year.

Southern District Commissioner Monte Fenner pointed out the monthly average is higher than it’s been for the Use Tax.

Since the implementation of the Use Tax in March of 2013, the county has received more than $1.4 million.

It also was noted the new portion of the law-enforcement tax, which was approved by voters, will kick in on October 1. It’s an extra one-eighth of a cent, making the total tax one-half cent as it was originally when approved by voters back in the 1990s.

In other news from the meeting, commissioners opened two bids for the purchase of a vehicle for the Saline County Sheriff’s Department. Both of the bids were from Elmer Hare Ford Sales in Marshall. The bids were taken under advisement. Sheriff Cindi Mullins will make her recommendation on which bid to accept during a future meeting.