City of Hays tax collections down in March

For the first time this year, city of Hays general fund sales tax collections in March showed a month-to-date decrease.

Collections of $563,000 in March were down $12,430, or 2.16 percent from last year. However, the six-month running average for sales tax collections is up 7.59 percent from last year.

Month-to-date collections for Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex were $230,000, a slight decrease compared to last year. Year-to-date collections are $763,000, with inception to date collections of $7.7 million.