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Tkach: 'Casino fund numbers are very good'

By Norwalk Reflector Staff • Jul 20, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Huron County Auditor Roland Tkach has offered a current financial report highlighting the county’s overall positive economic condition.

The newest numbers included sales tax collection and casino funds.

“Casino fund numbers are very good,” Tkach said.

Huron County has received $526,947 in casino funds so far in 2018 with one payment remaining Oct. 31. The county is already at 95 percent of its casino fund revenue estimate.

“Casinos are steady as she goes,” Tkach said. “Casinos are economic activity not in Huron County that will still receive revenue from.”

Huron County is holding its own regarding sales tax even with the loss of sales tax on Medicaid nursing home payments. The county received $858,172 in sales tax collected in April.

“We’re keeping a close eye on all these results,” Tkach said. “Sales tax is moving right along. The overall financial picture for the county shows a lot of confidence in the market. Shopping local benefits everyone in the county.”

In April, Mom-and-Pop stores accounted for 31 percent of the sales tax total, while big-box stores made up 25 percent. Vehicle sales were at 27 percent in April.

“April was a great month for auto sales to Huron County residents,” Tkach said.

Liquor sales were up slightly from a year ago.

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