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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Title 23

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Title 23
PUBLIC UTILITIES

DIVISION I. WATER

V.A.M.S.:

71.700 Water supply--authorization to regulate and license

71.710 Water supply--protection of sources

71.530 Municipality may contract for utilities

71.540 Municipal water supply--contracts

91.010 Cities empowered to erect and maintain water works

Chapters:

23.02 Water Division

23.04 Water Pipe Attachments

23.06 Water Bills

23.08 Access to Meters

23.10 Abuse of Water Privileges

23.11 Tampering with Fire Hydrants

23.12 Water Connection Repairs

23.14 Use of Neighbor's Water

23.16 Flat Rates For Water

23.18 Meter Rates For Water

23.20 Meter Rates For Public or Charitable Institutions or Hospitals

23.22 Water For Certain Lot Owners

23.24—23.28 (Reserved)

DIVISION II. TAXATION

Charter:

Art. I 1 (24) License taxes

V.A.M.S.:

153.030 Taxation of public utility companies

McQuillin:

44.192 Gross receipts "tax"

Chapters:

23.29 Exclusion from Taxes

23.30 Electrical Companies Gross Receipts Tax

23.32 Telephone and Telegraph Companies Gross Receipts Tax

23.34 Telephone Company Alternative Tax

23.36 Gas Company Gross Receipts Tax

23.38 Water Works Revenue Fund Tax

23.40 Lateral Sewer Line Repair Fee

23.41 Natural Gas Transportation License Fee

DIVISION III. POLES, WIRES AND CONDUITS

23.42 Underground District

23.44 Electrical Apparatus

23.46 Manholes and Service Boxes

23.48 Underground Conduits

23.50 Fire Alarm Wires

23.52 Telephone and Telegraph Companies

23.54 Gas Companies

23.56 Reconnection of Terminated Service

23.57—23.58 (Reserved)

DIVISION IV. PUBLIC LIGHTING

23.60 Public Lighting

23.64 Communications Transmission Systems

For department of public utilities, see Ch. 3.30

By vote of the people of the City and County of St. Louis on February 9, 1954, a plan submitted by a Board of Freeholders under the provisions of Article VI, Sections 30(a) and 30(b), Constitution of Missouri 1945, was adopted creating the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (M.S.D.) which took over ownership and control of all public sewers in the City of St. Louis. The validity of the creation of M.S.D. was upheld by the Supreme Court of Missouri, en banc, in State on inf. of Dalton v. Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, 365 Mo. 1, 275 S.W. 2d 225 (1955).

The validity of the sale of previously authorized sewer bonds by the City of St. Louis and the use of the proceeds thereof in cooperation with M.S.D. was upheld in Petition of the City of St. Louis, 363 S.W. 2d 612 (Mo. 1963).
Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District could not raise sewer charges without voter approval. Beatty v. Metro. St. Louis Sewer Dist., 867 S.W. 2d 217 (Mo. banc 1993).
Sewer district had authority to enact ordinances authorizing liens on property served for delinquent sewer service charges, but did not have power to enact ordinances giving liens priority over previously recorded deeds of trust. St. Louis Inv. Properties v. Sewer Dist., 873 S.W. 2d 303 (Mo. App. E.D. 1994).
Requirement that city and county circuit judges approve trustees of Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District violated article V, section 4, of Missouri Constitution. State ex rel. City of St. Louis v. Mummert, 875 S.W. 2d 108 (Mo. banc 1994).

Charter:

Art. I 1 (11) Public utilities

Art. I 1 (12) Franchises

Art. I 1 (13) Regulation of public utilities

Art. XIX Franchises

V.A.M.S.:

393.110--393.290 Regulation of gas, electric, water and heating companies.

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