The James Memorial Public Library Board will be holding a public forum on Tuesday, August 26 at 6 p.m. at the library. Members of the board and city officials will be available to answer any questions city residents have about the property tax issue, which will once again be presented to a public vote.
School opening goes well, super says
School is now in session as St. James students opened the 2014-15 school year on Monday. Teachers and students began the year with many changes.
City spending $65,000 for mapping system
For the past two months, the St. James City Council has been discussing the purchase of GIS mapping and hosting service to map manholes and electrical primary lines. On Monday night, the council passed a resolution to contract with Midland GIS Solutions for mapping services at a cost of $64,722.
Council approves small property tax increase, hears citizen complaint
A public hearing was held on the proposed tax levy increase during Monday night’s meeting of the St. James city council. No public input was heard and aldermen discussed the tax rate prior to passing the increase of $0.0042.
County clerk to challenge library tax vote after ballot mix-up
Phelps County Clerk Carol Bennett is challenging the vote on Proposition A, or the James Memorial Library tax, after it was discovered that several voters in Ward 4 received the wrong ballot. At least 11 voters who showed up to the poles received an out-of-city ballot, which did not have the library tax on it, and could not vote on the issue since it was a city only tax.
City will save $187,000 by refinancing pool bonds
The St. James City Council passed an ordinance Monday night to refinance pool bonds for a savings of $187,000 over the life of the bonds.