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By Ken Stern 

Town revenues hobbled by pandemic

 

August 12, 2020



The July revenue report to La Conner Council captures the economic impact to La Conner of shutting down the economy March 18 through May. Without the Tulip festival, April and May hotel/motel tax receipts were down 81.3%, $32,700 less than 2019. Sales tax receipts were down 29.3% for the two months, $37,276. The Council reviewed these financial reports at its meeting Tuesday,

General Fund revenue is 32% above projections, at $738,522, boosted by the $200,000 sale of the Town’s Kirsch property. The Town has also received $100,000 from its 2019 cell tower lease agreement with Crown Castle...



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