MARSHALL JUNE SALES TAX REPORT CITY OPENINGS

[Marshall, Texas, June 16, 2020]

On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, the City of Marshall received the June sales tax report. “I am happy to say that our overall report was lower than the previous year but better than we expected. However, we still have additional budgetary concerns moving forward,” expressed City Manager Mark Rohr.

As a result of the recent returns, the City of Marshall will enact the following provisions:

  • The Marshall Public Library will open at 50% of its total occupancy on Monday, June 22, 2020. The modified hours of operation for the library will be Monday-Friday 9:30 am-5:30 pm. To maintain social distance, a limited number of computers will be available with adequate spacing between units. Children’s interactive exhibits and games will be closed at this time to follow best practices. Patrons may still take advantage of curbside service to protect the most vulnerable populations.

  • The following city employees will return from furlough: two library employees and the Main Street Manager on June 22, 2020.

  • Effective immediately, the Human Resources department has posted employment opportunities for one police officer, one firefighter, and two ROW staff.

  • The City of Marshall will continue to hold City Commission meetings utilizing a video and audio conferencing tool and a standard conference call.  Instructions and direct links to view meetings or speak during Citizen Comment are athttp://www.marshalltexas.net.

“The City of Marshall is not in the clear yet, and all other budgetary modifications will remain in effect. Our revenue is still down compared to 2019, as we have trended downward for the last three months.  However, I believe the adjustments we have made have prepared the city well for what the rest of the year might bring as we await the July report. I am thankful for the discipline shown by the citizens and city staff as we face the challenges the pandemic has presented to us,” stated City Manager Rohr.

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