Mayor Len Pagano
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Leonard B. "Len" Pagano lives in Hanover Crossing and has been a St. Peters resident since 1976. 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 three great grandchildren.
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, 2016 and 2020.
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. Mayor Pagano was recently appointed to the Missouri Municipal League Board of Directors
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Message from Mayor Pagano
Get Your GOLD GROW!
It’s springtime in St. Peters, and I am looking forward to getting out and enjoying sunshine and stopping to smell the flowers! You’ve probably enjoyed the beautiful flowers and plants as you walk along St. Peters’ trails and visit our many parks. We can thank our talented Parks Department for the beautiful landscaping … but we can also thank our dedicated team at Earth Centre. You see, the lush greenery and colorful flowers in our parks were also made possible by the wonderful product we use to fertilize them: GOLD GROW, the gold standard in biosolids compost!
GOLD GROW is the final product of a successful recycling story—a story that’s unique to My Hometown, St. Peters! Our Earth Centre on Ecology Drive takes all of the yard waste we collect from our community, mixes it with biosolids waste from our wastewater, and then processes it into GOLD GROW biosolids compost. Then, we sell it back to our community and enjoy the results in our lawns and gardens!
We actually have vineyards from all over the state and lawn care specialists throughout our region that seek out GOLD GROW from St. Peters’ Earth Centre. These experts want this natural fertilizer because it feeds their plants and lawns all season long. In fact, as many as nine out of 10 wineries in Missouri use GOLD GROW for their grapes!
So, what does this mean for you? Well, for one thing, we’re saving you money. Instead of paying someone to take our waste, we are recycling it into a wonderful product. And, it also means that you can benefit from GOLD GROW in your garden. Even better, as a St. Peters resident you can get this great compost at the lowest-possible price! Just come to Earth Centre with a pickup truck, or you can bring 5-gallon buckets. Both GOLD GROW and double-ground mulch are available for sale, and our helpful staff will load your pickup for you. To get the low resident rate for up to 10 cubic yards (five pickup loads), be sure to bring a valid Resident Privilege Card. And, if you’re not a resident, well, GOLD GROW is still affordable and a great value. No matter where you live, and whether you have a truck or not, you can take advantage of the low cost of $1 per 5-gallon bucket!
Earth Centre is open for product sales every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Nov. 30. Plus, Earth Centre product sales will open on four Sunday afternoons between noon and 3:30 p.m. on April 11, April 18, April 25, and May 2.
Take advantage of Earth Centre and be like the experts: Get your GOLD GROW and watch your garden grow!
Learn more at www.stpetersmo.net/Earth.
Our National Motto: “In God We Trust”
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Sign Up for Your Covid Vaccine!
Looking toward the warmer spring weather I know many of our residents are looking forward to spending more time outdoors enjoying the flowers and other outdoor activities in our beautiful St. Peters parks. It’s been a long, cold winter for all of us. It’s also been the winter of our continuing fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. I know we’re all trying to do the best we can and we’re all pretty tired of the precautions. We want things to get back to “normal.”
Many of our kids and grandkids are back in school at least some of the time. The bad news is that there are still so many of our family members, friends and neighbors getting sick. Some are still dying. In just the last couple of weeks I’ve learned of a beloved pastor losing his battle with Covid after traveling out of state to visit his children and grandchildren. It’s all so sad.
Our nation recently commemorated the passing of more than 500,000 people in America because of Covid. It’s so hard to hear that number and recognize what that really means. Imagine every woman, man and child in St. Charles County suddenly being gone—dying from this Covid-19. That still would be about 100,000 less than the actual number of people who we’ve lost. It’s been such a slow-motion, terrible tragedy.
The brightness on the horizon is more than just the spring sunshine—it’s the promised delivery of vaccines to help stop this virus. As I’m writing this, I’ve recently received my first shot (and will share a photo in our March issue of the UpFront newsletter), and I’m eagerly waiting to get the second one. We are hoping more of the vaccines will be available soon in our area. For more information on the vaccine distribution and how you can sign up, please go to https://www.sccmo.org/2162/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information to learn more and to pre-register.
Please sign up on whatever list you can and make sure your loved ones do the same thing. We can all beat this if we get the vaccine AND if we continue to wear our masks, stay at least 6 feet apart and keep washing our hands.
Our National Motto: “In God We Trust”
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