St. Charles asked to increase sales tax for stormwater control and parks

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ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – In a few weeks the voters of St. Charles will be asked to support a tax increase for stormwater control and improve parks.

Wednesday morning heavy rain highlighted the need for stormwater as residents in the Metro East experienced flash flooding.  Something that St. Charles have also experienced over the years.

Proposition P would increase the sales tax to raise funding for stormwater control and park improvements. The tax increase will be a half cent increase in the sale tax that is expected to bring in an extra $63 million dollars over the next 15 years.  Two-thirds of new funding will go to helping the county stay in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency by enhancing stromwater control and water quality.  The rest of the funding will go to park projects.