ACCOMPLISHMENTS UNDER THE LEADERSHiP OF MAYOR PAT FRIBIS:
I fought to keep the Court Drive residential property from becoming commercial
I listened to residents unhappy with the crime and police activity occurring frequently at the Econo Lodge, and I led the Board of Alderman to revoke the Econo Lodge business license, resulting in the sale, and tear down of the buildings with new development underway with a new improved intersection at East Watson and Lindbergh, and a developer paid for new unique city sculpture at the corner.
Under my leadership, the Police Department has instituted programs, including: Coffee with a Cop, Police-kid Fishing Derby, and Baseball Cards for Kids.
I implemented a donation by the Stieren family for a new Tugboat playground, with a liberty bell, and pavilion.
I worked closely with the Sunset Hills Historical Society and the Route 66 Association of Missouri to bring back to our city the original Park Plaza Hotel neon sign, owing to the generous contribution by Mr. Al Moore of Sunset Hills that made it possible, that will bring many tourists to our city.
I formed the Art Committee bringing art sculptures and other art to our city. Our city’s hosting of a Maker’s Mart through the Art Committee has been a huge success.
I created the Sunset Hills Annual Route 66 Bike Cruise.
I pressed for and had adopted the Sidewalk Connectivity initiative by adding an annual allocation of money from the budget to a sidewalk fund. New developments must also contribute to the fund or add sidewalks. We now have sidewalks on East Watson, part of West Watson, and soon on West Watson between Gravois and Weber Hill Rd, and on Lindbergh.
I led the city to obtain grants to install restrooms in three area parks.
I led the city through multiple city floods and obtained SEMA And FEMA grants for recovery.
I was instrumental as chairwoman of the finance committee to create a city administrator position. I interviewed and recommended the hiring of the first city administrator who has achieved the goals of running the city more efficiently with substantial economic savings.
Under my leadership, more than $100 million in new development has come to Sunset Hills for the benefit of the city.
I advocated for and supported many other issues and programs for the city and community including: •Opposing the “Better Together” movement. •Supporting Literacy for Lindbergh.
I led the city to work with MODOT for the design and planning of the new pedestrian/ bike trail through Sunset Hills and over the new I-44 bridge, including obtaining a $1,000,000 grant for the pathway development that will go over the bridge to Powder Valley County Park. (My opponent in the Mayor race opposed the pathway to the east side of the river.)
I have been involved in and helped facilitate and support many projects with the Conservation Foundation for Sunset Hills (such as Kitun Park, The Nancy Eschbach Forest River Trail Park, Laumeier Sculpture Park, and other projects), and more are planned.
I am actively engaged in the Sunset Hills Historical Society, Rainbows for Kids, and many of the activities and events held by the city and other charities.
As a resident, I gathered signatures and pushed a petition to build the City’s first municipal pool, and as an aldermen, I worked with Alderman Jan Hoffmann to lead the city to build the Lazy River in our Aquatic Center.
Aldermans Price & Krueger, Mayor Fribis & the U.S. Army National Guard - Mayors for meals
Paid For By Pat Fribis For Mayor Committee, Philip C. Denton, Treasurer