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
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
|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|
|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|