Alderman Barclay Comments

  1. Patrick Barclay

    Patrick Barclay

    Ward 4 Alderman

City Concern System

May 2023 UpFront Newsletter

The City of St. Peters has a very good concern system for residents to submit something that they feel needs to be addressed. There are several ways for you to do this. You can try all of them or pick one if that is easier for you to use. Once a concern is entered, the goal is to try and make the first initial response within 72 hours after it is submitted.  

First, you can call the Citizen Action Center at 636-477-6600, ext. 1225 during normal business hours.  Let staff know what and where you’d like them to look into. Those working at the CAC will then enter all the information you provided into the computer. A “concern number” is assigned to keep track of everything. Before you hang up the telephone, make sure you get that number. This way, you can call back and provide that number to have us look up the status of your concern and any notes entered into computer on the progress going on.

Second, you can log onto the City’s website at and enter the concern yourself.  When the main page pops up, use the pull-down menu “Living & Visiting”. Click on the “Online Services” option.  Then a list of various things will appear on your screen.  About half way down on the page you’ll see “Register a Concern Online”. When you go to that option, you can submit a specific problem or issue you’d like the City to address. You can write in the concern type, description and location of what needs to be looked into. Please remember to fill in your contact information so someone from the CAC can call you back and go over everything with you before the concern is passed along to the correct department.

The final option you have is to call or write your Ward Aldermen or Mayor Pagano to have us submit a concern on your behalf. When this is done, whenever there is an update from City staff, we can contact you and let you know the latest information entered into the system. This is how most concerns brought up by residents and trustees at Homeowners Association meetings are processed.

Anytime you wish to contact me, feel free to email [email protected] or call 636-795-8255. You can also send me a message on Facebook if you like using social media. As always, it’s an honor and privilege to represent you on the Board of Aldermen. I promise I’ll never take that for granted. Hope you and your family have a great summer.

  1. Previous Message from Alderman Barclay


In all aspects of your life, you're more likely to be successful if you have a good partner. During my time as an elected official in St. Peters, I've served with a couple of great fellow Ward 4 Aldermen. They've been more than just my partner representing the people of the southern section of the city. Both have become very close friends of mine.

First, there was Don Aytes. What a wealth of experience this gentleman has and he was always looking out for the people. He served a total of three decades. His nickname was "The King of Cardboard" because he was so passionate about recycling. When Don retired from office, in his honor, we renamed the recycling facility after him.

Next, Nick Trupiano had a long career that helped him hit the ground running after he got sworn into office when Don retired. He spent years acquiring many skills that he's using right now as an alderman. Among these were working with others, both locally and in Jefferson City, to get things done. Proof that this is true can be seen when I nominated Nick and he was elected to be our Board President this year. It's not very often that someone only in office for three years is given this important position.

Don Aytes, Nick Trupiano and I have so much in common. We have always believed that putting the residents first was our top priority. It's important to be available to meet, talk and listen to the people. We were elected to serve you. Not as just independent civil servants, but as partners. As mentioned above, working together always proves to be better.

Since 2019, Nick and I try to make sure that at least one of us is at every city function. Almost always, you'll see both of us in attendance. That's true at homeowner association meetings, subdivision gatherings, budget sessions, ribbon cuttings and other city events. Working with our constituents is the most important thing we do. We enjoy answering questions, taking concerns and keeping in close contact with the residents in our ward. Nick and I always work together on any issue brought to us.

If you ever need anything from either of us, know that we're a team and we'll do our best to help you, your family and neighborhood. On behalf of Alderman Trupiano and myself, it's an honor and privilege to serve you. Feel free to call or write to us anytime we can be of assistance.

For all the men and women who have put on the uniform to protect our country, thank you for your service and we honor you this Veterans Day. To everyone reading this article, may you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving.