Boosted by a large sales tax payment from Vestas, the Town of Windsor collected it’s highest January sales tax on record this year, with total collections coming in at $1,210,524.
The increase this year is 61.15 percent, or about $460,000, more than the town’s collection in January of last year, Town Director of Finance Dean Moyer told the Windsor Town Board during its Monday meeting.
“It’s really not a typo,” Moyer said of the number. “That is not a normal occurrence, but even taking that out of there, that would put us at about $890,000 for the month of January, which still would be a record collection.”
He said a large equipment purchase totaling $320,000 from Vestas boosted the number this month.
“Let’s have some more of those,” Mayor John Vazquez said.
Construction use tax through January of this year is down 50.39 percent from last year and single-family residential building permits totaled 15 in January this year, down from 35 in January last year, he said.
He said the town’s sales tax base is necessity-driven, with items like food, utilities and automobiles comprising 73 percent of January’s sales tax figure.
Moyer’s report to the board also included a list of 2014 road projects scheduled to begin this spring, including: the Eastman Park Drive and Cornerstone Drive roundabout, the Weld County Road 19 and Colo. 392 right-turn lane, the Weld County Road 21 bridge replacement, railroad crossing improvements on 15th Street and Weld County Road 72, a railing replacement on the 7th Street and Poudre River bridge, County Line Road ditch erosion management and various street overlays like seal coating, crack sealing and concrete replacement.