Plane Owners Flying Past St. Louis County Taxes?

Michael Calhoun

CLAYTON (KMOX) – Senator Claire McCaskill’s property tax bill with St. Louis County is paid up, thanks to six-figure check.

But how many other airplanes are parked in the County, tax bills unpaid?

They land at the public airport, but are stowed away in private hangers. Even if they could just stroll in and take inventory of who owns what, County employees are apparently too tied up with other duties.

The director of the Department of Revenue tells the St. Louis Beacon that his four workers are already overwhelmed, keeping track of unregistered cars and industrial equipment purchased by businesses.

“It would be pretty tough to have people looking for planes,” Eugene Leung said.

County Executive Charlie Dooley, however, tells KMOX that “whatever needs to be done, that’s what we’re going to do,” in tracking down freeloaders.

He says they’ll send somebody out to sniff around Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, if necessary.

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