The most recent sales tax report produced positive results for government entities in Vermilion Parish. As a whole, the parish had a nine percent increase in sales tax collection in June, compared to the same time the previous year.

The Vermilion Parish Police Jury saw an 11-percent increase. The Police Jury generated $1,051,407.81 in June, up from the $946,942.38 from June of 2016. The Vermilion Parish School Board also had an 11-percent spike. Between its two sales tax collections, the School Board brought in $1,051,406.75. The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office collected $525,704.19, up 11 percent from the $473,471.65 collection in June of ‘16.

The City of Abbeville went down just a tick. In June, the city collected $299,511.89 compared to $300,976.74 the previous June. The City of Kaplan went up 2.1 percent. Kaplan drew $55,606.25 in June revenue. That is up from $54,450.63. The Town of Erath went slightly above its previous June. The town most recently brought in $25,780.55 versus $25,472.85 from the same time the previous year. The Village of Maurice remained on a steady pace, amassing $54,846.92 in June. In June of ‘16, that number came in at $54,554.49. The Town of Gueydan went down, from $19,003.83 to $14,062.53. The Town of Delcambre also saw a decline. In June of ‘16, Delcambre collected $17,802.60. That number fell to $14,121.97 this year.

The Abbeville Hospital District No. 2 ($269,272.04), the Kaplan Hospital Service District No. 1 ($122,894.76) and Vermilion Tourist Commission ($4,483.92) had increases of 13.5 percent, 5.5 percent and 5.4 percent, respectively.

Originally published in the Abbeville Meridional, 9/5/17