The sales tax numbers were not encouraging in the latest report from Clinton Commissioner of Finance, Tom Edmunds but a city official says things are not as bad as they might seem.
City Administrator Tim Followell explains the sales tax figures, which came in almost $10,000 less than this time last year, were for the period that includes late-November to late-December.
At the March 4 City Council meeting, Edmunds put the Governor on blast for a proposal to cut funding to small communities. While the proposal isn't great, Followell says it's just a trend in Springfield to roll back the money that goes to each community.
According to Followell, the city is doing well financially. He credits the stability financially to Edmunds and City Treasurer Clint Lichtenwalter.