Manchester Road in Brentwood has flooded in heavy rains for years. Monday night Brentwood aldermen considered a sales tax for a plan to ease the flooding, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The officials considered putting a 0.5 percent sales tax on the April ballot, and voted to hire an outside firm to evaluate the potential revenue — they believe the tax could bring in $3.2 million a year.
The flooding affects approximately 60 acres from Mary Avenue to Hanley Road. The cost of the flood improvement project, as well as improving the trail system in the area and upgrading that part of Manchester Road would be $71.4 million. Brentwood would spend the money as it received it, the Post-Dispatch reports.
The deadline to submit the bill to the St. Louis County Board of Elections for the April election is Jan. 23.
Mayor Chris Thornton outlined a plan to ease the flooding in a report in March, which includes channel improvements to Deer Creek, levees and water storage areas.
Officials also heard the first reading for a 909 square foot drive through custard shop at 2301 S. Brentwood Boulevard. See also: ‘Monkey Business’ custard shop planned in Brentwood: mayor is the owner