Central Oregon receives $269,445 from OLCC
Oct 05,2007 00:00 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission sent $269,445 for August to Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Hood River, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Sherman, Wasco and Wheeler counties and their 33 cities as part of the total statewide distilled spirits revenue distribution of $12.9 million.

Here’s the Central Oregon share: Crook Co., population 24,525, $8,071 - Prineville, $9,488; Deschutes Co., pop. 103,815, $50,228 - Bend, $71,450; LaPine, $1,504; Redmond, $22,301; Sisters, $1,656; Gilliam Co., pop. 1,885, $620 - Arlington, $555; Condon, $731; Lonerock, $17; Hood River Co., pop. 21,335, $7,022 - Cascade Locks, $1,096; Hood River, $6,244; Jefferson Co., pop. 21,410, $7,046 - Culver, $1,101; Madras, $5,766; Metolius, $788; Klamath Co., pop. 65,455, $21,542 - Bonanza, $413; Chiloquin, $683; Klamath Falls, $19,663; Malin, $764; Merrill, $868; Lake Co., pop. 7,540, $2,482 - Lakeview, $2,520; Paisley, $237; Sherman Co., pop.1,865, $614 - Grass Valley, $161; Moro, $332; Rufus, $256; Wasco, $380; Wasco Co., pop. 24,070, $7,922 - Antelope, $57; Dufur, $598; Maupin, $446; Mosier, $437; Shaniko, $19; The Dalles, $12,100; Wheeler Co., pop. 1,565, $515 - Fossil, $437; Mitchell, $161; and Spray, $152.

The OLCC follows a per capita distribution formula based on Oregon’s population of 3.69 million. For July it was 33 cents per person for counties; 95 cents a person for cities. The breakdown was: 36 counties, 10 percent, $1.2 million; 241 cities, 20 percent, $2.4 million; state general fund, 56 percent, $6.8 million; city revenue sharing account, 14 percent, $1.7 million; state Addiction and Mental Health Division, $708,857; and Oregon Wine Board, $20,551.

OLCC revenue is derived from the sale of distilled spirits in 240 liquor stores, taxes on malt beverages and wine, license fees, and fines for liquor law violations. Last month’s revenue share was $11.61 million.

The OLCC collects privilege taxes of $2.60 for a 31-gallon barrel of malt beverage, 67 cents a gallon for taxable wine with an alcohol content of 14 percent or under and 77 cents on taxable wine over 14 percent. Of that, 2 cents a gallon goes to the Oregon Wine Board to fund research and promotion.