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
Investing Wisely in Our Streets
If you live in St. Peters, there’s a good chance that you’ve driven through (or around) a road construction zone this summer. Maybe you get upset that traffic has slowed down when lanes are closed.
I understand. We all want to get to where we’re going as quickly as possible. That’s why we’ve built up our transportation system over the years. Many of those roads were built during our “boom years” decades ago. And, that means those streets need updates today so that they don’t fail and cost even more to repair.
The City of St. Peters has its own half-cent transportation sales tax to pay for our streets, and this tax generates more than $6 million each year. But, this year, the City is investing twice that amount—about $12.5 million—in our roads. How’s that possible?
The short story is that we’re really good at returning both your local and federal taxes back to you. We’re able to leverage our local sales tax in order to draw funding from the St. Charles County Road Board transportation tax as well as federal reimbursement grants.
Here are our major improvement projects taking place this year:
- Burning Leaf Bridge Replacement, $360,408
- Executive Centre Loop Road, nearly $1.6 million*
- Mid Rivers Mall Drive Resurfacing, $1.85 million*
- Salt Lick Road Resurfacing, $1.125 million*
- Mexico Road Resurfacing, $1.63 million*
- Willott Road Resurfacing, $1.66 million*
- Willott Road Bridge Replacement, $1.97 million*
- Suemandy Drive and Connection D traffic signals (Mid Rivers Plaza entrance), $154,151
*All of the projects above with an asterisk are receiving funding from county and/or federal sources. In some cases, the City has been able to secure reimbursement funding for up to 96% of a project’s cost.
We’re also spending nearly $1 million on concrete slab replacements, another $1 million on asphalt overlay projects and more than $200,000 on curb and gutter replacements in 2015. Learn more about our streets projects at www.stpetersmo.streets.
Nobody likes to pay taxes, but we all want to have great roads. It’s good to know that the money we pay our government is actually coming back to St. Peters and doing good things in our community. Without a good transportation system, we wouldn’t have such a nice place to live, work and play. People wouldn’t want to move here. Businesses wouldn’t want to open their doors here. Our property values would go down, and we’d lose tax revenue and services that benefit you, our resident.
That’s why we continue to invest wisely in our transportation system with repairs and improvements whenever possible. It’s yet another reason I’m so proud to call St. Peters “My Hometown!”
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