During the Jan. 24 meeting of the City of Salem Board of Aldermen, city treasurer Stacey Houston presented a financial report for the month.

According to Houston, sales tax revenue is up 6% from the same time last year, and up 8.5% year to date. The general fund balance sits at $900,510. Electric utility revenue billed through December is at $3.5 million, up 35% from last year. Water revenue is at $483k, up 4% from last year, and sewer revenue is at $476k, up 6% from last year.