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On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, qualified voters of The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County) shall vote on Proposition Y contained in the following sample ballot.



To comply with federal and state clean water requirements, shall The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District ( MSD) issue its sewer revenue bonds in the amount of Five Hundred Million Dollars ($ 500,000,000) for the purpose of designing, constructing, improving, renovating, repairing, replacing and equipping new and existing MSD sewer and drainage facilities and systems, including sewage treatment and disposal plants, sanitary sewers, and acquisition of easements and real property related thereto, the cost of operation and maintenance of said facilities and systems and the principal of
and interest on said revenue bonds to be payable solely from the revenues derived by MSD from the operation of its wastewater sewer system, including all future extensions and improvements thereto?


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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

MSD 2019 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