Financial support has been pouring in for .
The special election for Proposition Y is Tuesday in Chesterfield and other St. Louis County municipalities, as well as parts of St. Louis city.
If St. Louisans vote "yes" on Election Day, June 5, sewer rates for the average single-family sewer customer would rise from roughly $29 for the average single family to roughly $44 by mid-2015. The new rate effective July 1 of this year would be about $31. Without Prop "Y" sewer rates would double.
The Metropolitan Sewer District was prompted by a federal lawsuit to upgrade its sewer system to current standards, and for example, eliminate cases where clean water and sewage share an overflow outlet.
Documents filed this week with the Missouri Ethics Commission show that Clean Water STL—the committee formed to support the proposition—received approximately $385,000 in monetary contributions between April 22 and May 24. It received more than $9,000 of in-kind support.
The filings also show approximately $308,000 in expenses for that period, largely on direct mailings.
Among the highlights
- Nearly $99,000 came from companies or committees based in states other than Missouri.
- Other notable donors with connections to Chesterfield include , and .
- The committee spent nearly $90,000 on consulting, including website consulting, during the filing period.
- It spent nearly $219,000 on direct mailings.
A list of the donors follows:DONOR CITY AMOUNT Ace Pipe Cleaning Inc. Kansas City $5,000 Anheuser Busch St. Louis (63118) $50,000 BJC Healthcare St. Louis (63110) $10,000 CH2M Hill Englewood, CO
$5,000 Committee for Bond Initiatives St. Louis (63101) $15,000 Committee for Bond Initiatives St. Louis (63101) $15,000 Covidien Sandy, UT $75,000 DDI Media Inc. Overland $4,650 (in-kind) DDI Media Inc. Overland $4,650 (in-kind) Dee Joyce-Hayes (general counsel at Metro) St. Louis (63112) $200 Dierbergs Markets Chesterfield
$8,791 Drury Development Corporation St. Louis (63141) $15,000 Enterprise Holdings Inc. Political Action Committee Clayton $5,000 Enterprise Holdings Inc. Political Action Committee Clayton $5,000 George Butler Associates
O'Fallon $100 Gershenson Construction Co. Eureka $5,000 Goodwin Brothers Crystal City $50,000 Hermann Oak Leather Co. St. Louis (63147) $26,529 HDR Engineering Omaha, NE $10,000 John Heimos St. Louis (63128) $750 KAI St. Louis (63102) $2,000 Kohn Shands Elbert Gianoulakis & Giljum Clayton $1,000
Monsanto Creve Coeur $10,000 Regional Business Council Clayton $25,000 Reitz and Jens St. Louis (63132) $1,000 SAK Construction O'Fallon $25,000 Schnucks Markets St. Louis (63146) $19,064 SSM Health Care St. Louis (63141) $5,000 STL Parking Company St. Louis (63101) $1,000 Supervalu Inc. Boise, ID
$3,285 The Kelley Group St. Louis (63103) $100 Villa Lighting
St. Louis (63103) $1,000 Woolpert Inc. PAC Dayton, OH $500
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