Brown County’s two largest cities showed modest gains in sales tax allocations when comparing September 2007 with September 2006.

Brownwood’s allocation from Texas Comptroller Susan Combs’ office, a reflection of June sales, was $445,964, a 3.6 percent increase from September 2006’s allocation of $430,391.

“It’s good, steady, predictable growth, and that’s what we were counting on,” City Finance Director Walter Middleton said.

Year-to-date, the city’s allocation was $4.3 million, a 5.9 percent increase from last year‘s year-to-date of just over $4 million.

Early’s allocation for September was $82,261, a 4.7 percent increase over September 2006’s allocation of $78,513.

Year-to-date, Early’s allocation was $797,029, a 5.1 percent decrease from the allocation in 2006 year-to-date of $840,065.

Bangs’ allocation for September was $4,836, a 15.9 percent increase over September 2006’s allocation of $4,171. Year-to-date in Bangs was $52,053, an 8.1 percent increase over last year‘s $48,115.

Blanket’s allocation for September was $720, an 8.1 percent decrease from September 2006’s allocation of $784. Year to date was $9,615, a 4.8 percent increase over the $9,168 in 2006.

The total amount of sales tax payments to all four Brown County municipalities in September was $533,782, a 3.8 percent increase from September 2006’s allocation of $513,859. Year to date county-wide allocation was $5.1 million, a 4.05 percent increase over the $4.9 million in 2006.