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The Times
  • Herkimer Co. running above its sales tax projections

  • The three percent October sales tax distribution in Herkimer County totaled $5,537,031.29, an increase of $202,582.84 from the October 2011 distribution.

    The total distribution to the 19 towns was $58,035.56 more than a year ago, with the 10 villages receiving $9,485.31 more and the city of Little Falls receiving an additional $8,974.42.

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  • The three percent October sales tax distribution in Herkimer County totaled $5,537,031.29, an increase of $202,582.84 from the October 2011 distribution.
    The total distribution to the 19 towns was $58,035.56 more than a year ago, with the 10 villages receiving $9,485.31 more and the city of Little Falls receiving an additional $8,974.42.
    Of the total three percent distribution received during the quarter, $3,446,248.27 will be used for county purposes, including $250,000 allocated to a highway reserve fund.
    Herkimer County Administrator James Wallace said during a telephone interview Tuesday afternoon that for the first three quarters of the year, the county is roughly $600,000 above its projections.
    “The sales tax has been a real positive,” he said. “The county budgeted for a two percent increase and the sales tax is currently running about 1.6 percent higher than that. It’s encouraging to see those types of figures, especially when everyone is at work developing the budget for 2013.”
    The legislature’s Ways and Means Committee has a meeting scheduled for Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the legislative chambers of the county office building at 109 Mary St., Herkimer, to review the budget.
    “It’s been a struggle at times, but the additional sales tax moneys will surely be of benefit to the county as everyone tries to wrap the budget up during the next two weeks,” said Wallace.
    Distribution to the municipalities to the nearest dollar for the quarter is as follows:
    City
    •Little Falls: $245,290.49
    Towns
    •Columbia: $38,784.74
    •Danube: $26,477.57
    •Fairfield: $36,318.31
    •Frankfort: $151,550.25
    •German Flatts: $74,922.27
    •Herkimer: $84,204.64
    •Litchfield: $38,746.21
    •Little Falls: $41,290.96
    •Manheim: $52,818.26
    •Newport: $40,328.26
    •Norway: $21,452.48
    •Ohio: $56,310.93
    •Russia: $69,864.88
    •Salisbury: $54,496.57
    •Schuyler: $86,001.27
    •Stark: $21,868.77
    •Warren: $31,400.56
    •Webb: $394,777.59
    •Winfield: $37,112.356
    Total town distribution: $1,358,727.08
    Villages
    •Cold Brook: $3,952.08
    •Dolgeville: $31,527.24
    •Frankfort: $42,009.38
    •Herkimer: $149,945.20
    •Ilion: $158,977.29
    •Middleville: $9,761.56
    •Mohawk: $53,909.49
    •Newport: $12,869.61
    •Poland: $8,856.51
    •West Winfield: $14,957.09
    Total village distribution: $486,765.45
    The total three percent distribution was $5,537,031.29.
    The one percent withheld for Medicaid totaled $1,845,074.47 for the quarter, $66,650.56 more than the amount withheld for the county’s Medicaid costs in the October 2011 disbursement.
    The quarter percent withheld for the construction of a new county correctional facility totaled $461,268.62 for the quarter, $16,662.64 more than the amount withheld in October 2011.
    The legislature’s Committee on Natural Resources will also meet Friday in the legislature chambers. The meeting will precede the Ways and Means meeting and will begin at 9:15 a.m.
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