In 1998 the voters of Town & Country approved a one-half of one percent (.5%) sales tax on all retail sales within the City of Town & Country for the purpose of providing funding for storm water control and local parks. The revenue stream generated by this tax supports the functions of the Parks & Storm Water Fund. One of these functions is the correction of storm water control issues on residential properties. As a result, the Public Works Commission developed and the Board of Aldermen adopted two separate mechanisms to prioritize and address storm water control deficiencies.
Stormwater Control Program
The Stormwater Control Program allows for the application of resources to a myriad of projects which are unfeasible to be addressed by an individual property owner. This program has been memorialized in the City of Town & Country Municipal Code and a copy of the full program criteria can be found here. To be considered for the program a project shall meet two of the following minimum guidelines:
Receive at least a score of 5 utilizing the Location Benefit Identification Scale, or
Have an overall project cost that exceeds seventy five thousand dollars ($75,000.00); or
Have a total drainage area that exceeds three (3) acres
Stormwater Maintenance Grant Program
The Stormwater Maintenance Grant Program was more recently adopted by the Board of Aldermen. It was determined that the level of analysis provided to larger projects was unnecessary and overly burdensome in some situations. In an effort to gain the greatest efficiency, this program was developed which allows for more modest projects to be addressed without the need for costly review and ranking as a 50/50 reimbursable grant (up to $25,000). The full policy can be found here.
If you have questions about a project or would like to have your issue evaluated for either system, please contact the Department of Planning & Public Works, by calling (314) 587-2820 or by clicking here, to schedule an appointment.