Tue October 30, 2012
State Supreme Court To Hear St. Louis Stormwater Case
The Missouri Supreme Court will decide whether the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District can charge for stormwater service based on how much water a property absorbs.
The decision extends a nearly four-year-old legal battle over the agency’s so-called "impervious fee." Two lower courts have ruled that it was not a fee at all, but a tax – and therefore had to be approved by voters under the Hancock Amednment.
MSD says the current taxing system barely provides enough money to maintain the current stormwater system.
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