Shoppers in Camdenton have boosted the city’s sales tax revenue 12 percent in July, the first month of the city’s new fiscal year.


Officials aren’t getting their hopes up too high because last year was such an up-and-down year fiscally speaking, but if things hold steady, the city could be on the peak of a turnaround.


Shoppers in Camdenton have boosted the city’s sales tax revenue 12 percent in July, the first month of the city’s new fiscal year.

Officials aren’t getting their hopes up too high because last year was such an up-and-down year fiscally speaking, but if things hold steady, the city could be on the peak of a turnaround.

In July 2010, the city started with barely 4 percent over 2009, City Administrator Brenda Colter said. “And, we were really happy with that.”

A 11.91 percent jump is really exciting, Colter said.

The 2010-11 fiscal year was unpredictable, however, bringing in inconsistent revenues.

Officials are remaining cautiously optimistic with this spike, Colter said.

Camdenton ended the fiscal year with $1,357,186 in sales tax revenues.

Building Permits
Building Department Director Dennis Croxton said the city still hasn’t made the same turnarounds that other municipalities have seen.
It’s not unusual for Camdenton to be a year behind other lake areas, Croxton added.

2010 Total Permits
Residential — 20
Commercial — 17
Others — 77

2011 thru June
Residential — 5
Commercial — 13
Others — 49

Contact Lake Sun reporter Deanna Wheeler at deanna.wheeler@lakesunonline.com.