Ward 2 Alderman Dr. Gregg Sartorius
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Dr. Gregg S. Sartorius lives in the Country Crossing subdivision and has been a resident for over 25 years. He is married to Paula and they have three children and six grandchildren. They are a Blue Star family, with one son serving in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Sartorius is retired from the Fort Zumwalt School District as an administrator after serving 28 years in education. He received his Doctorate degree from St. Louis University in 1996. He was also granted scholarships to attend the year-long State Leadership Academy and the Character Education Academy. He has taught educational administration courses for the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Lindenwood University for 20 years.
Dr. Sartorius was elected to the Lewis and Clark Discovery Expedition of St. Charles in 2003 and was appointed chairman of the board for the entire Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition from 2004-2006, which traveled the route across the Northwest to the Pacific Ocean and back. Their success on this re-enactment would not have occurred without the policy manual and guidelines he developed prior to the crew leaving St. Charles in May 2004.
He has served the community in a variety of ways over the years. He is currently and has been a Trustee for his neighborhood for eighteen years, has served as the chairman of the Cultural Arts Advisory Board, chairman of the Millennium Commission, and more recently, on the Personnel Review Board and Board of Adjustments for the City until his election to Alderman of Ward 2 in June 2020.
“I look forward to serving the citizens of St. Peters, and more specifically the residents of Ward 2. With the professional staff that the City employs, many initiatives and projects will continue to make St. Peters, Missouri safe and a great place to live, work and play!”
Dr. Gregg Sartorius is an Aldermanic Representative to the Parks, Recreation & Arts Advisory Board (Sustainability Focus Committee)
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An Easy Way to Reduce Plastic Waste
Do you get plastic utensils when you order takeout from a restaurant? Many times they’re so flimsy that you’d rather not use them. Many people just use their own forks, spoons, and knives. The plastic utensils you get from restaurants are considered “single-use plastic waste” because they’re thrown out immediately after your meal. And, many times, the utensil isn’t even used once. It’s just put in a container by the restaurant and then thrown directly in the trash when it gets to your home. The same goes for condiment packets, straws, and napkins that come with the utensils. These items can’t be recycled because they’re too small, lightweight, and contaminated, so they go in the trash.
Well, the City of St. Peters has joined other communities in asking that we do a couple things to reduce single-use plastic waste. You can play a role, whether you buy from restaurants or you have a restaurant.
It’s this simple:
- If you run a restaurant, please train staff to ask whether customers want utensils, napkins, straws, or condiments with their orders. This reduces waste in your budget, too!
- As a customer, please tell restaurants when you don't need these single-use plastic items. Consider getting in the habit of using your own cutlery, and always asking the restaurant to hold the utensils, straws, and condiments.
One of the big issues for our environment in recent years has been all of the single-use plastic waste that ends up in our landfills, or even worse, polluting our environment and ending up in the ocean. It’s estimated that tens of billions of plastic utensils are wasted each year.
So, please, join us in this effort to both help our environment and put the landfill on a diet:
SAY “NO THANKS” TO PLASTIC WASTE!
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Brown Cart + ONLY Yard Waste = ‘GOLD’
Wow, residents are really taking advantage of our GOLD GROW biosolids compost at St. Peters’ Earth Centre. So far, we’re seeing nearly double the product sales from drive-up retail customers compared to past years!
GOLD GROW is a great, all-natural product that lawn experts and even most Missouri vineyards are choosing for their fertilizer. If GOLD GROW works for the experts, people know that it’s going to work for their lawns and gardens!
There’s just one important thing we can do as St. Peters residents that will make GOLD GROW even better as well as more sustainable. Earth Centre recycles yard waste from our Brown Carts to help make GOLD GROW. Placing only yard waste in your Brown Cart is the key to better GOLD GROW! Never use your Brown Cart for trash or anything else that didn’t grow in your yard. Always remember this:
If it didn’t grow in your yard, it doesn’t belong in your Brown Cart!
To be specific, grass clippings, weeds, garden waste, leaves, and small branches up to three feet long all can go into your Brown Cart.
On the other hand, if you place trash in your Brown Cart, our staff at Earth Centre has to work extra hard to try to screen out this waste in order to create GOLD GROW compost. This costs time, energy, and money, and the trash can get through the screening process and negatively affect the quality of GOLD GROW.
If you haven’t tried GOLD GROW yet, come check it out. Earth Centre is located at the end of Ecology Drive off Mid Rivers Mall Drive north of I-70. The facility is open to product sales on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Be sure to have a credit card or debit card. The facility does not accept cash.)
As a St. Peters resident, you can get the lowest rates with your Resident Privilege Card. Bring a pickup and our staff will fill it up with 2 cubic yards of GOLD GROW or double-ground mulch. Or, you can just bring 5-gallon buckets and fill them up with GOLD GROW or mulch for just $1 per bucket!
PLEASE NOTE: There was some miscommunication in the April/May issue of the My Hometown magazine. The correct annual limit for St. Peters resident rates is now 10 cubic yards (five pickup truck loads) for both yard waste drop-off at Earth Centre and total of GOLD GROW compost and mulch sales.
Visit www.stpetersmo.net/Earth to learn more about Earth Centre and view available hours for both yard waste drop-off and product sales.
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