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December 27, 2013

Schools, taxes make Top 10

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Sales taxes were affected, with city leaders saying the decrease was due to fewer stops in the city.

"Much of our sales tax comes from people who drive through the community," City Manager Ron Neibert said in March. "They think, 'let's just get through the construction and get to the next place before we stop.'"

City Finance Director Merle Hollmann said he did not expect the downturn to continue after the interstate construction was completed — which happened last month. Sales tax receipts, as well as diesel tax receipts have not been reported yet.

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