Frisco’s May sales tax collection takes a dip |

Frisco’s May sales tax collection takes a dip

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FRISCO – Though March and April’s sales tax collection was slightly up in Frisco, funds in May took a dip.

According to Frisco’s financial specialist Chad Most, the town was down 6.12 percent in May, or $18,652. April’s total sales tax was up over 2009 by only 0.98 percent, or $3,430.

“It puts a halt to stabilization and the small amount of growth trend for March and April,” Most said. “But May is our lowest producing month to begin with. There’s not a huge amount of tourism, people travel out of town, and there’s not a huge amount of development. It also affects the retail side of things and restaurants.”

Year-to-date, Frisco is now 1.41 percent down, with a loss of just under $30,000.

“Currently, we’re not redoing our budget projections for the year,” Most said.

Despite the drop, three categories were up in May – restaurants (up 4.86 percent), clothing (up 9.07 percent) and health and beauty (up 208.89 percent).

“There was new business in those categories, so that always helps,” Most said.

Town officials also hope to increase its 2010 sales tax acquisitions with revenues generated from the Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area redevelopment project – construction is underway and a new tubing hill should potentially be open for Thanksgiving.

SDN reporter Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at

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