Half-cent sales tax puts St. Louis County out in front of problems

Mar 26, 2019

St. Louis County Public Works has culvert steamers ready to go in an effort to minimize spring flooding
Credit St. Louis County Public Works

Highway maintenance supervisor Mike Fox kind of misses the days when he went out as part of a road crew to steam open iced up culverts.

But he's proud of the work the county is doing, not only to combat flooding, but to seal pot-holed and damaged roads, and he's giving a lot of the credit to the half-cent sales tax for allowing his department to be proactive with road issues, not just reactive.