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
Prop Q for Quality of Life
What is the key to quality of life? The City of St. Peters offers a lot to our residents. We’re able to provide top-notch services at low rates. Our trash collection and water/sewer services are the lowest in the region. Our streets are safe. Our roads are well maintained. Our snow removal team is second to none. Our parks system is amazing. We have 25 parks with nearly 1,300 acres, offering hiking/biking on 20 miles of paved trails, plus pavilions, ballfields, fishing, camping, boating, archery and more. We even offer the county’s only municipally owned golf course.
But, we do want to give our residents the opportunity to have an even better quality of life. That’s why we’ve placed Proposition Q on the Aug. 2 ballot. Prop Q, for Quality of Life, proposes a $12 million bond issue that would be paid with NO tax increase.
Prop Q proposes two major quality of life projects:
• Outdoor Aquatic Center
• St. Peters Golf Course Clubhouse and New Banquet/Community Center
The St. Peters Outdoor Aquatic Center would provide a new destination for your family, right next to Rec-Plex South (along the existing park trial). The new aquatic center would be a place where anyone could learn to swim or enjoy floating down the lazy river. Other features include deck slides, a “zero entry” beach, shade structures, changing areas and “spraygrounds.” An eight-lane competition pool will be available for people who want to swim laps and for kids’ swim teams. A party pavilion could host birthday parties and other events. It’s like a “community center without walls.”
As part of the project, Indacom Drive would be extended to the Rec-Plex South and aquatic center area to allow a new way to get to and from the Rec-Plex from Boone Hills Drive.
Over the past few years, we’ve had to close two “neighborhood” style pools that were 40 years old or older. Those pools needed major repairs and were very expensive to maintain. Now, St. Peters has just one outdoor municipal pool—Laurel Park Pool—available for our 56,000 residents. And, that pool does not have the features that would be included at the proposed aquatic center.
Proposition Q would also fund reconstruction of the clubhouse and a new banquet/community center at St. Peters Golf Course. The current clubhouse facility is more than 40 years old and needs significant annual maintenance and repairs. Besides that, the facility isn’t big enough to host many charity golf tournaments and special events like wedding receptions, reunions and anniversary parties.
The proposed St. Peters clubhouse and banquet community center at the golf course would include event and meeting facilities with seating for as many as 350 people, plus new event space for outdoor tournaments, weddings and other events.
A large parking lot is also planned as part of the proposed project.
Located on the shore of the scenic lake at the golf course, the proposed new banquet/community center would be a beautiful setting for making special memories on a wedding day, celebrating a special anniversary, or catching up with high school classmates.
Local charities also could have a great new place to host a golf tournament, a trivia night or other event to raise money for their work in the community.
To repeat, we would not have to raise your taxes to pay for this bond issue.
Remember: Prop Q is on the Aug. 2 ballot in St. Peters. Please exercise your right to vote!
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