if you have seen more people in town recently, it may be due to UIL playoff events being hosted at Navasota High School. That comes thanks to major upgrades to the baseball and softball facilities this last year.
So, an influx of people should mean more revenue for the city, right? City Manager Brad Stafford says yes, in theory.
“You know, as far as seeing the sales tax, we do not have that yet, because it is about a two month delay on that,” said Stafford during the most recent Grilling Stafford episode. “But, I do hear…actually, Fire Chief Jason Katkoski was telling me the other day, he went to eat after a playoff game, and could not find a place to eat because it was so crowded.”
He said it is nice to finally be able to host events like this, and see that influx of out of towners.
“Yeah, it is a little bit of a pain for those of us who live here, if we do not time our dinner at the right time. But, I think it has been great to see that, and I do think we will see an impact on the sales tax, once we get those returns,” Stafford noted.
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