Some clarity about the actual state of things was provided at the Common Council Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday. The information presented there reveals that, two thirds of the way through 2015 (the year-to-date numbers are "August actuals"), the City seems to be lagging a bit behind what was anticipated in the 2015 budget for all revenue streams other than property tax.
- For Parking Revenues (parking permits and quarters dropped into the meters, as well as parking fines), $707,434 was anticipated; so far, $494,168 has been realized.
- For Building and Plumbing Permits, $96,000 was anticipated; so far $68,206 has been realized. (In the October 14 debate, Mayor Hallenbeck, responding to a question about alternative sources of revenue, cited building permits, stating that the income from building permits had doubled last year, and indeed they had. In 2013, fees for building permits totaled $51,519; in 2014, they were $112,430. But so far in 2015, although $96,000 was anticipated, only $68,206 has been realized.)
- For Sales Tax and Mortgage Tax, $1,452,000 was anticipated; so far, $1,113,608 has been realized.
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