OGDENSBURG — Sales tax receipts from May totaled just $636 less than last year and has the city $3,669 over last year to date.

Ogdensburg City Manager Sarah Purdy said, in general, sales tax receipts have shown a slight but steady increase.

“We’ve been budgeting only slightly more each year,” she said. “And, even more has been coming in.”

The city still is wary of raising revenue expectations by too much, she said.

The city’s slim margin over last year could be tested in June.

June receipts in June totaled $431,446. That was $144,388 more than May of last year and the second highest month of the year.

“These fluctuations happen,” Ms. Purdy said.

It’s difficult to determine their cause, she said, citing rising and falling gasoline prices as one possibility.

Also, the numbers are a month late, so the numbers in June reflect activity in May.

Income tax receipts, year to date, total $1,171,155. At this time last year the city had collected $1,167,485.

The city, thus far, has seen year-over-year increases in February in March. February’s total of $300,917 was $6,984 over 2018. March’s $255,005 was $629 over 2018.

April brought in $327,809, which was a year-over-year drop from April 2018 of $3,307.

May’s $287,422 total was just $636 behind May 2018.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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