Deer Creek Watershed
The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) levies taxes to provide funding for the stormwater services provided within the Deer Creek OMCI Taxing District. These taxes vary by property location and comply with Missouri State Statute Sections 137.073 and 137.115, to the extent these sections apply; and Article X, Section 22 of the Missouri Constitution (Hancock Amendment).
Taxes collected in the various subdistricts must be spent within the subdistrict. Effective in 2016 all subdistrict tax rates were voluntarily set to zero. Beginning in FY21, tax rates in six of the subdistricts will no longer be reduced to zero, so stormwater projects can be started. Remaining fund balances from these taxes fund stormwater operations, maintenance, construction, and improvements within the geographic area where they are levied. The voters in each of these taxing districts voted to approve these taxes in exchange for a higher level of stormwater services than could be funded by the other two taxes. As a result, customers in these areas will see multiple MSD tax levies on their bill. They will pay the General Administrative tax, the Districtwide Stormwater Operations and Maintenance Tax and one or more OMCI taxes.
The City of Town & Country will participate in the reimbursement program to address the projects within this taxing district. The identified projects in the Deer Creek Watershed are: