Rate Commission

About the Rate Commission

The mission of the Rate Commission is to review and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding all proposed changes in wastewater rates, stormwater rates, and tax rates or the change in the structure of any of the foregoing (“rate”).

The Rate Commission was established in 2000 through voter approved amendments to MSD’s Charter and is composed of 15 member organizations representing a broad cross-section of MSD customers and the community it serves. All terms are six years or the completion of any unexpired term. Organizations can be named to successive terms.

The Rate Commission:

  • Reviews all rate proposals
  • Hosts public hearings on rate proposals
  • Makes a recommendation to MSD’s Board of Trustees

The Latest

Proposition Y Election Postponed

MSD filed petitions to both the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County courts on March 23, 2020. Both courts agreed with our petition to remove Prop Y from the general municipal election ballot, if such removal can be accomplished without unreasonable difficulty and not less than eight weeks before the date of the election, June 2, 2020.

In the alternative, the Election Board shall not tabulate any votes cast on MSD Proposition Y in the general municipal election and including as said election rescheduled.

This means that Prop Y will not be included in the June 2020 election, but will appear on the April 2021 ballot.

MSD FY2019 Rate Commission Roster
Commission Delegates: Representing:
Rate Commission Chair, Leonard Toenjes Associated General Contractors
Rate Commission Vice-Chair, Russell Hawes St. Louis County Municipal League
Rate Commission Secretary, Mark Schoedel Lutheran Senior Services
Gerald Beckmann St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers
Don Bresnan Greater St. Louis Labor Council
Paul Brockmann Missouri Botanical Garden
Brandy Bowdry Mound City Bar Association
Mickey Croyle The League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis
Brad Goss HBA
Chan Mahanta North County Incorporated
Steve Mahfood Missouri Coalition for the Environment
Lloyd Palans City of Ladue
Tom Ratzki The Engineers’ Club of St. Louis
John L. Stein Missouri Industrial Energy Consumers
Paul Ziegler Education Plus