Wynnewood gets a sweet surprise

By Jeff Shultz


February business was sweet to Wynnewood as the Garvin County city had the biggest increase in sales tax collections in the county, according to the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC).

The April distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission primarily represents local tax receipts from February business.

Wynnewood’s distribution, according to the OTC, was $74,749.35, an increase of $24,782.95 from the same reporting period one year ago.

Other Garvin County municipalities on the positive side of the ledger were Lindsay, Maysville and Stratford.

Lindsay showed an increase of $4,289.82 from the 2018 distribution; Maysville had a $960.31 increase; and Stratford was $825.21 above what was reported in 2018.

The largest decrease in sales tax collections came in the tiny community of Foster.

Foster had a distribution of $12,494.11, a decrease of $28,621.75 from the $41,115.86 that was reported last year.

Pauls Valley’s decline was a tight one with PV dipping by $2,080.49 from one year ago.

State wide, the disbursement of $147,825,459 in sales tax collections returned to the cities and towns reflected an increase of $4,778,152 from the $143,047,307 distributed to the cities and towns in April last year.