Parks Department loses nearly $140,000 in revenue during pandemic

Parks Department loses nearly $140,000 in revenue during pandemic

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - According to reports presented during Tuesday’s city council meeting, the City of Jonesboro ended April in the black by nearly $600,000.

The Jonesboro Parks Department lost roughly $140,000 dollars in revenue due to lack of youth sports and team sponsorships, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city expects to lose 30-percent in sales tax revenue.

“We’re going to see a downturn," Mayor Harold Perrin said. "Let’s just hope and pray we can stay in that 30 percent range.”

The mayor also updated the city on the status of The Mall at Turtle Creek.

Brookfield Properties told Mayor Perrin they have every intention of reopening the mall.

He said Dillards hopes to reopen by the end of June.

You can watch the meeting below.

City Council Meeting: May 19, 2020

City Council Meeting: May 19, 2020 For comments, email to CouncilComments@jonesboro.org or telephone to 870-336-7248

Posted by City of Jonesboro, AR - Government on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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