Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, is normally cautious when talking about municipal income tax revenue.
But at the Monday, Aug. 6 meeting of Archbold Village Council, Howell went so far as to say the July income tax report was good news.
During July, the 1.5% village income tax, charged on wages and corporate profits, generated gross revenue of $284,647.98, close to 36% more than the same month in 2011.
The year-to-date tax collection total topped $2.17 million, $140,153.68, or about 6.9%, more than the same January-though-July time period in 2011.
From 2006 through 2010, for four straight years, total income tax collections for the year fell from more than $4.8 million in 2006 to about $3.4 million in 2010.
In 2011, income tax collections turned around to about $3.5 million.
Howell said the latest monthly numbers are “just about back to where we were two or three years ago.”