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A City that Cares
May 2023 UpFront Newsletter
I first want to say what an honor it was for the opportunity to serve as the President of the Board of Aldermen this past year. I believe that experience has helped me better understand the responsibility elected officials have to their office and how important it is to do everything we can to serve the residents of our community.
I have met so many residents at the Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings, City events and programs. Our residents believe in St. Peters. Our residents invest their hard-earned money in a wide variety of businesses in St. Peters. As I run errands and attend meetings in St. Peters I see the people I met at those grand openings and ribbon cuttings. It’s so great to be in a City where people care. That makes our City thrive and grow and I am proud to be a part of it.
As summer is upon us I want to encourage everyone to check out the many fun events St. Peters has planned for 2023. The best way to find out about everything St. Peters is our beautiful new website at www.stpetersmo.net. Just go to the home page of the website and look at the new, easier to use calendar right there. Take a few minutes to check out the many links that explain all the great services and programs we have for St. Peters residents!
Looking for a great place to work? Click on the “City Jobs” tab and review the current openings. Think about how great it would be to work in your “Hometown.” Short commute, being able to contribute to the success of our City, good pay and excellent benefits add up to a great future with the City of St. Peters!
Want to find out about our great Sunset Concerts? Go to the search area at the top right of the home page, type in Sunset Concerts and you’ll see the page to click on to get the entire schedule. I can’t wait to check out some of the great entertainers we’ll have this year. The first show is Friday, May 26 at 6:30 as we kick-off the holiday weekend and we’ll be celebrating “Mardi Gras in May” with the fantastic Zydeco Crawdaddies and the Salamander Slide.” The Cajun theme continues with the food truck refreshments. Get your dancing shoes and beads ready for a fantastic show!
I’m excited to be elected to a second term as one of your Ward 4 Aldermen. I’ve lived in St. Peters for more than 30 years and watched it grow from the small town it was in the 1970’s to what it is today, voted one of TripAdvisor’s Best Places to visit in 2023 and repeatedly named to the Money Magazine list of Best Places to Live in AMERICA! I’m so proud of My Hometown—St. Peters!!
Spring Into Safety!
We’ve nearly made it through another St. Peters winter! I am so happy to see spring arrive. I am excited about the grass turning green, the trees sprouting leaves and the flowers and bushes beautifying our neighborhoods. While spring naturally beautifies our area, now is the time to make plans to add to our own landscaping. The return on investment (ROI) of landscaping can vary, but real estate experts say that well planned landscaping can give over 200% ROI. It can also raise your home’s overall value as much as 20%.
This spring, when you purchase the flowers and plants to beautify your home please consider supporting the local nurseries owned and operated by our friends and neighbors. As I think back to last spring I know a lot of the supplies sold fast and to make sure there are plenty of things to choose from—shop early! There are many local landscape companies that do everything from removing leaves, mulching, planting and lawn maintenance.
Another thing that’s been on my mind is public safety. We live in a very safe community thanks to the great service of the St. Peters Police Department and other first responders. It’s also our responsibility to be aware of our surroundings. The weather is warming up and the days are longer. We’re spending more time outside at shopping malls, grocery stores and parks. When loading purchases into your cars, pay attention to your surroundings. I’ve always tried to remember to lock my car doors when I’m putting gas in my car no matter where I am. I lock my car doors when I park outside a store even if I’m just running in, when I’m visiting a friend or family member’s house; or even in my driveway.
Today’s technology is amazing and it’s become more affordable. Video doorbells and outdoor security cameras are becoming a very helpful tool for our police as they work to keep our neighborhoods safe. Your security camera may someday record someone vandalizing a neighbor’s property, or a porch pirate taking a package off your porch. You can even register your address with our St. Peters Police Department to be part of the Resident Camera Program. If a crime occurs in your neighborhood, the Police will reach out to you to see if the video footage can help with the investigation. Learn more at www.stpetersmo.net/Police.
School will be out for the summer before we know it. Please take the time to talk to your children about their safety. Make sure they know how to call 911 first in an emergency and they have phone numbers of neighbors and family members that can be there quickly. Please remind them to never open the door to someone they don’t know.
I hope everyone has a great spring and summer and I hope to see many of you at some of the exciting St. Peters events this year!