Municipal Court revenue for the City of Sulphur Springs has increased 52.91% even though citations written decreased 12.56% when comparing 2016 to 2015. The increase can be credited to new software put in place as 2016 began.
Dave Graves of Graves/Humphries/Stahl, LTD reminded the city council Tuesday evening during their January, 2016 session that his company had promised to return their fees to the city if the revenue had not increased. The refund will not be made as revenue increased a total net revenue of $296,019.50 in 2016. Much of the increase is credited to an increase of 568.82% in delinquent cases closed. There were 1244 delinquent cased closed in 2016 compared to 186 cases in 2015.
Graves, along with Casey Osborn, sales representative for the company, noted that their company and the municipal judges are pleased with the numbers. They asked the council to consider renewing the contract again when it expires in October, 2017. City Manager Marc Maxwell responded that the city would give a positive recommendation for the services the software had rendered to the city.