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 from 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. He was re-elected to full, four-year terms as Mayor in 2008, 2012 and 2016.
Mayor Pagano currently serves on the President’s Advisory Board on Community for Lindenwood University, is an Executive Board Member for Metro Mayors of St. Louis and serves on the Executive Board for Missouri Mayors United for Progress.
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Message from Mayor Pagano
Make 2019 the Year that You Get Active!
With the calendar turning to 2019 we’re all moving forward into a happy and hopefully healthy New Year! We’ve got so many “new” things to be excited about in St. Peters: New jobs! New places to live! New places to shop and amenities to enjoy!
We’re also blessed in St. Peters to have a fantastic community with restaurants, shops and businesses we’ve come to know and depend on, family and friends, wonderful schools and one of the top places to live in the country.
We’re all proud to be from “My Hometown,” St. Peters. One of our greatest amenities is the St. Peters Rec-Plex. Lots of communities are building or have built their own recreational facilities, but none of them even comes close to our Rec-Plex. It’s regularly voted number one in area “best of” polls.
Would you believe our nationally-recognized Rec-Plex is celebrating its 25th birthday in 2019? Later this year, we’ll be marking this occasion and remembering some of the many successes at the Rec-Plex in its first 25 years like the U.S. Olympic Festival, the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials, state championship competitions in swimming, diving, water polo; regional and national skating competitions; hockey tournaments and much more. We’ll also be talking about other successes—your neighbors who’ve gotten fit, lost weight and kept it off, seniors staying fit and active, programs for people regardless of their abilities, youngsters who began their careers at the Rec-Plex and ended up with athletic scholarships, sports careers and even hoisted the NHL’s Stanley Cup!
Maybe you have your own success story about the Rec-Plex and if you do, we’d sure like to share it with others. If you’re interested in offering your own “good news” about the Rec-Plex, please contact our City Publications team at CityPublications@stpetersmo.net
. Your story might be featured in our coverage of the Rec-Plex 25th anniversary!
This may be the year you “go for it” and make 2019 the year for your Rec-Plex success story.
Here are a couple of great ways to get going:
- The Rec-Plex is kicking off its 25th year with the Resolution Starter Special. Join the St. Peters Rec-Plex as a new annual member any time during January 2019 and get a minimum of +1 Month FREE!
- Your Medicare supplemental with SilverSneakers or Renew Active may already cover your membership at the St. Peters Rec-Plex! This means you can join the Rec-Plex with no out-of-pocket cost. That’s a great deal!
Our St. Peters Rec-Plex has been helping people in our community stay active and fit for 25 years ... and we'll be here for the next 25 years, too! With ice skating, swimming, cardio exercise, strength training, rubberized indoor track, Youth Fitness Room, FREE Group Aerobics, FREE Older Adult Fitness Classes, program discounts and more—check out all of the benefits of joining the Rec-Plex and get started on the road to fun and fitness today!
Our national motto, “In God We Trust.”
MAYOR PAGANO'S PREVIOUS COLUMN:
Round-the-Clock Snow Removal
We’ve had some mild winters in recent years, but the winter of 2018-2019 looks a little different. We had a snowfall event of nearly 6 inches well before Thanksgiving and there’s a chance we could be in for some more interesting winter weather even before all the leaves fall!
As Mayor of St. Peters, one of the best compliments I receive is when people tell me that during snowstorms “you know when you’re in St. Peters because the roads are clear.”
I’m proud of the work our Snow Removal Team does, year-in, year-out, during the winter months. We have made snow removal a priority in St. Peters and it shows. Whenever ice and snow falls, we have a large fleet of heavy equipment and drivers working snow removal routes round-the-clock for you.
During a storm, the Snow Removal Team first works on clearing off arterial and major collector roads like Mexico Road, Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Jungermann Road, Willott Road and McClay Road. The team then moves to minor and local collector streets that drivers use to get to the arterial roads. Next, the team takes on residential streets. Our workers use a variety of trucks, some very large, as they clear snow and place salt and other de-icing chemicals. These drivers often have to fight through difficult conditions to make our streets passable and safe. If you’re on the road, please steer clear of these large vehicles for your safety and theirs!
Another thing we can all do is remove cars, trash containers and any other obstructions from the street so that our snow plows can clear snow quickly and place de-icing chemicals evenly. There are some streets where parked cars have made it impossible for a plow to get through the street without burying the car in snow. If our plows can’t make it through, it becomes a problem for all of the neighbors on the street. Please, if at all possible, park your car on your driveway anytime we have ice or snow. I know that some homes don’t have enough room in their garage and driveway to park all of their cars off the street. When this is an issue, it truly is an opportunity for neighbors to work together to solve a problem. It can be an opportunity for people who have a little more room on their driveways to provide a temporary parking spot for their neighbor until roads are clear. Working together can benefit everyone on the street and make it easier for our snow plows to do their job of clearing roads for safer travel.
Learn more about St. Peters’ snow removal and suggestions on how to clear snow in front of your driveway at www.stptersmo.net/Streets. We also accept applications online for the Driveway Access Snow Removal Program that addresses removing snow in the public right-of-way in front of driveways of seniors and people with disabilities. Yet another perk of living in St. Peters!
My wife, Joyce, and I wish you well this holiday season, and in 2019 and beyond. Buono Natale & Buon Capo D’Anno (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year)!
Our national motto, “In God We Trust.”
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