Fresh off the tails of a monumental and record-breaking year for development and revenues, Windsor kicked off 2013 in much the same way — ahead of the game.
Sales tax collections in January were the single highest on record for the month, netting more than $751,000. That is nearly 13 percent higher than January 2012 and signaled another remarkable year dominated by growth and financial success.
“As big a month as January might be, February and March will set the tone for the rest of the year,” Dean Moyer, Windsor’s director of finance, wrote in his monthly financial update to the town board. “Historically these two months are the weakest months of the year.”
In all of 2012, the town raked in more than $5.8 million in sales tax — largely stemming from groceries and other necessities.
Beyond sales tax, the town issued 35 new single-family residential building permits in January, picking up right where 2012 left off. In all of 2012, the town issued a total of 437 single-family building permits and led the region for several months before Fort Collins — a community with roughly seven times the population of Windsor — edged out the town at 440.