The city of Dell Rapids had $1,227,419.65 of sales tax revenue in 2017. By contrast, the city had $1,185,064.63 of sales tax revenue in 2018. A drop of just over $42,000.
“It looks better than it did in July and August. $42,000 less, if you look at July and August, that’s about $40,000. That’s at the height of the construction. That’s the way I interpret those numbers,” said City Administrator Justin Weiland.
July 2018 was an 11.68% decrease from the numbers in July 2017. August 2018 had a bigger drop from 2017 at 23.24% decrease. The numbers rebounded in October, November, and December with each of those three months having positive gains in 2018 over 2017 numbers.