Business Fee Hike Studied Vote in April May Decide Licensing, Sales Tax Issues

By Carolyn Bower Of the Post-Dispatch | St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), January 3, 1994 | Go to article overview

Business Fee Hike Studied Vote in April May Decide Licensing, Sales Tax Issues


Carolyn Bower Of the Post-Dispatch, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


Creve Coeur voters soon may find on the ballot proposals to increase business fees and the sales tax rate.

This week, city officials will consider several ways to revise business license fees, including a recommendation from a task force of the Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce. City officials and financial advisers will discuss the recommendations at a meeting Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 5 p.m. at the government center, 300 North New Ballas Road.

The City Council will hold a forum Jan. 10 to get comments from the public about the revisions. The forum will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the government center. The City Council then will consider putting a proposal on the ballot April 5. The deadline to get a proposition on the ballot in April is Feb. 8.

Mayor Sue Baum said she also favored a ballot proposal to increase the sales tax rate by a quarter cent.

Baum said the city needed money from increases in the sales tax rate and business fees to offset losses in sales tax revenue. Beginning in 1996, Baum said, the city will lose more than $800,000 a year because of St. Louis County's sales tax revenue redistribution plan. That's a significant hit for a city with a general fund budget of about $6.5 million.

Voters in several other cities have passed sales tax increases to offset losses under the plan.

Baum said, "This is the time to make sure all of our needs are justified and our shortfalls are covered." In recent years, Baum said, the city has poured millions of dollars into road and storm-water improvements in the city's business district.

Baum said increases in business license fees would make Creve Coeur fees comparable to those in communities such as Clayton, Chesterfield and Maryland Heights. …

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