Gas tax revenue that Phelps County received in March so far through its County Aid Road Trust (CART) fund distributions is up compared to the same month last year.
According to a financial report received at Thursday’s County Commission meeting, showing CART funds prepared by County Treasurer Carol Green, gas tax revenue received in March 2013, which amounted to $48,869.69, is up compared to the amount received in March of last year, which was $48,514.91, a positive difference of about 0.73 percent.
Gas tax revenue received in February 2013, which totaled $50,363.70, was down compared to the amount received in February 2012, which was $52,197.19, a negative difference of about 3.51 percent.
The county’s share of gas tax revenue in January 2013 was $50,670.90, which was up from the total of $50,558.22 received in January 2012, a positive difference of 0.22 percent.
In addition to the gas tax revenue, the county receives distributions from two other tax funds administrated by the state — motor vehicle sales and motor vehicle fees.
Motor vehicle sales tax revenue decreased to $9,124.49 in March of this year from $9,750.46 in March 2012, a negative difference of about 6.42 percent.
Revenue from motor vehicle sales taxes received by Phelps County in February 2013 increased to $8,972.35 from $8,844.13 in February 2012, a positive difference of about 1.45 percent.
Motor vehicle sales tax revenue went up to $10,229.08 in January 2013 from $9,211.13 in January of last year, a positive difference of about 11.05 percent.
Revenue from motor vehicle fees went down to $5,045.23 received in March 2013 from $7,004.51 received in March of last year, a negative difference of approximately 27.97 percent.
Motor vehicle fees revenue received by the county decreased to $5,533.22 received in February 2013 from $6,612.30 received in February 2012, a negative difference of about 16.32 percent.
Revenue from motor vehicle fees increased to $8,523.02 received in January 2013 from $5,941.54 received in January 2012, a positive difference of approximately 43.45 percent.
Year to date, the county has received a total of $149,904.29 in gas tax revenue, $19,101.47 in motor vehicle sales tax revenue and $28,325.92 in motor vehicle fees revenue.
In other business
Also at Thursday’s commission meeting, it was announced that the county will hold a surplus sale, in which both county employees and the public will have the chance to bid on surplus items from county courthouse offices.
The sale will be open to county employees only the morning of Wednesday, April 17.
Page 2 of 2 - The public can bid on items Wednesday, April 17, from noon to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will take place in the courthouse’s multipurpose room.
The commission received a letter from Gregory J. Gould, director of the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, regarding the sequestration order that canceled approximately $85 billion in budgetary resources across the federal government and its effect on monthly mineral revenue payments to the state between March and July 2013. The planned monthly sequester amount during that time is $25,920. That number is based on the state’s fiscal year 2012 disbursement.
The county was informed that a Windsor probe test will be conducted Monday to test the strength of concrete used on the County Road 5240 bridge over Beaver Creek south of Rolla.