Mayor Len Pagano
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Leonard B. "Len" Pagano lives in Hanover Crossing and has been a resident for over 35 years. He was honorably discharged form both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. He is a high school graduate and took specialty courses at both St. Charles County and Florissant Valley Community Colleges. He is retired from Unilever HPC where he worked as St. Louis Plant Warehouse Coordinator. He and his wife, Joyce, have three children, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Mayor Pagano has served the City of St. Peters as an elected official since 1983. He was a Ward 3 Alderman from 1983-2007. In April 2007, he was elected Mayor of St. Peters to fill a vacancy. In April 2008, he was re-elected to a full, four-year term.
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Message from Mayor Pagano
With the Zika virus in the headlines around the nation and the world, I want to talk about what this mosquito-borne virus means on a local level.
First, a little bit about mosquitoes: These pests require standing water for breeding. Mosquitoes can develop from eggs to adults in as little as seven days, and very little water is needed to become a home to mosquito eggs—even a tray under a flowerpot can hatch mosquitoes. Their bites can cause you to itch, but that’s not the big problem. The bite of an infected female mosquito can spread viruses such as West Nile, dengue, chikungunya, or Zika. And, there are no vaccines or medications to prevent or treat these viruses.
The City of St. Peters is in touch with local and state health officials concerning Zika, and we’re in full response with our mosquito spray and prevention program. We have an increased budget this year for our spraying program and will be out in everyone’s subdivision spraying. We also spray extra for mosquitoes before special events in City parks. But, even with this response, it doesn’t mean we’ll have a mosquito-free environment. Please, for your protection, wear mosquito repellent at all times outdoors. And, try to limit your time outdoors after dusk when mosquitoes are most active.
An important thing to remember is that the best way to control the mosquito population is to eliminate their breeding ground: standing water. This is something the City of St. Peters takes seriously. Our public health specialists treat standing water in City parks and public rights-of-way with an environmentally friendly time-release growth hormone that prevents mosquito larvae from becoming adults.
We also ask that all of our residents do their part to eliminate standing water and reduce the mosquito population. Please look around your home regularly. If you see tires, buckets, planters, toys, kiddie pools, birdbaths, flowerpots, trash containers or any other items collecting water, be sure to empty and scrub the item, or take action to make sure water doesn’t collect there in the future. If you have a rain barrel, cistern or other water storage container, please tightly cover it so that mosquitoes cannot get inside to lay eggs. For containers without lids, use wire mesh with holes smaller than an adult mosquito.
If we all work together to control the mosquito population and protect ourselves from mosquito bites, we will help limit the chance of viruses such as Zika spreading in our community. Have fun this summer, but also please think about what you can do to limit the mosquito population for the benefit of yourself, your loved ones and our entire community!
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