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NEW: Florissant officials want more MSD compensation for residents

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Florissant officials said Monday night they want adequate compensation for residents whose basements flooded with raw sewage after torrential rain Sept. 14.

But Mayor Robert Lowery Sr. and Ward 4 Councilman Keith English support different tactics to make that happen.

Lowery told an angry crowd of residents, many who live along Marshall Court next to Cold Water Creek, that he's been assured by Metropolitan Sewer District officials that they will review each sewage backup.

Many residents say the $2,400 that MSD has offered as compensation for damages is inadequate.

English, whose ward includes Marshall Court, said MSD should have a week to put in writing what the agency will do, or he would support a class-action lawsuit for damages. As many as 200 homes had backups that cost residents $20,000 to 30,000 or more, he said.

Lowery tried to mollify English, asking for more patience. If MSD doesn't do more, Lowery said he would take it up with the district's governing board.

"If they don't do it, they are going to hear from me, and it won't be pleasant," Lowery said.

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