The City of Quitman has experienced its highest historical 12 month total allocation and a 3 month run of extremely high sales tax revenue allocations.
"This can be partially attributed to the construction of the hospital and the new Wood County Electric Building,: said Quitman City Secretary Mike Hall. "Also the overall economic recovery and the expansion of small business in Quitman are contributing factors.
Hall says that once construction is complete and the construction workers leave town, numbers will slightly decrease.
"A lot of small towns see this happen when there is a high volume of construction, but that's not to say the revenue will dissipate drastically," Hall said.
The current allocation based on December’s receipts was up 16.91% compared to the same period last year. For the most recent 12 months the total allocation in Quitman was up 13.31%.