Ward 3 Alderman Melissa Reimer
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Melissa Reimer lives in the Spencer Creek subdivision and has been a resident for over 2 years. She is a Missouri native and a high school graduate with an Executive Secretarial diploma from Sanford Brown College. In earlier years she worked in the corporate world as an Administrative Assistant/Secretary and Receptionist. She held the title of Special Events Coordinator for the last three years of her full-time corporate employment. She then decided it would be in the best interest of her family to take on the role of stay-at-home mom after the birth of her first child.
In 2008 Melissa became a licensed Missouri Real Estate Agent and has maintained her sales license since then. She has been with Berkshire Hathaway Alliance Home Services Real Estate for several years and Prudential Alliance Real Estate prior to that. She is member of the National Association of Realtors®, the Missouri Association of Realtors® and the St. Louis Association of Realtors®.
She is married to her husband, William, and has two school-age children and an adult bonus son currently serving in the U.S. Air Force.
Alderman Reimer currently serves as an Aldermanic Representative to the Veterans Memorial Commission.
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Message from Alderman Reimer
Where did 2019 go? Is it really 2020? It seems the older I get the faster time flies by! Last year was a busy year; it was also incredibly productive and fulfilling. When I read the “2019 Year in Review” story in the City’s January 2020 UpFront it was a great reminder of how much can be accomplished by our community with everyone working together—residents, businesses, staff and elected officials. We got a lot of great things done in St. Peters and have already gotten started on an ambitious year in 2020.
Like many of you, I wear many hats in life: wife and mother, friend, real estate agent and, Alderman. There is a saying that if you want something to get done to ask a busy person. My job as Alderman is beyond a doubt one of the most important and busiest roles I have ever committed myself to after mother and wife. I take my job, responsibility and title very seriously. I am accountable to you, our residents. Recently I have been sharing pictures on my Alderman Melissa Reimer Facebook page of different activities in St. Peters during the last year. I met many of you at those activities and look forward to seeing more of you in 2020. Whether I see you enjoying a City event or neighborhood meeting, or I’m behind the scenes working with City staff on a project or a concern, my focus is always on how we can better serve our residents now and in the future. I’m truly looking forward to what 2020 has in store!
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Planning for Success
One of the keys to our City’s success may not be one of the most exciting topics for most people, but it’s essential for keeping St. Peters on track now and as long as seven years into the future. It’s our budget process.
The start of the new year is when our staff team and elected officials begin to review plans and put together a budget draft to see what our priorities are now and what we need to do to protect our City’s financial future. We want to make wise investments while we make sure our City operations are running effectively, spending your tax dollars wisely. We also have to be prepared in case of emergency, like the major flooding this past summer. If we didn’t plan effectively and have money available for contingencies like flood recovery and repairing damages to our parks and other City structures, it could take St. Peters years to fix these problems.
The results as we finish this calendar year are impressive. Our professional staff team, with support from your elected officials and help from community volunteers helped turn around a challenging situation like the flooding and still allow us to enjoy 370 Lakeside Park for Celebrate St. Peters and other family and community events. At the same time, this year we’ve seen other City projects like the completion of the amazing Water’s Edge Banquet Center, improvements to the St. Peters Golf Club, eight miles of road paved, and a new Blue Cart Crew initiative that increased our recycling totals by 2 million pounds to 22 million pounds of materials recycled. We’re able to keep St. Peters moving forward no matter what gets in our way!
The budget process gets started with a look at the priorities for the next year, the costs of our day-to-day operations and planning for capital spending (major equipment purchases and projects) going out for as long as seven years into the future. We always keep a focus on the City’s bottom line and ask the question—“is this the best use of our tax dollars?”
Our residents frequently talk to me at subdivision meetings, City special events like the Christmas tree lighting or just out at a grocery store. Whether they’re sharing an idea for something to help the City, or they have a concern about something in their neighborhood or any other City function or program, one thing is for certain: they all share such pride in St. Peters and what all of us do to make it a great place to live, work, play and raise a family! You can be sure that as we go through this budget process and examine our City’s priorities, I’ll be keeping your ideas and concerns in mind as we make the hard choices about our budget and keep a close watch on your hard-earned tax dollars.
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