Last updateTue, 02 Sep 2014 6pm


Council approves police car bids

    On Monday night, police car bids were reviewed by the St. James City Council, which accepted a low bid from Joe Machens Ford. This is part of an initiative started in 2012 to get new cars for the department and has been an ongoing process during that time to replace older vehicles in use.

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Pool refinancing could save taxpayers $200,000

    The St. James City Council is once again hoping to refinance pool bonds to save money on the issue. Last year, the council attempted to get a better interest rate, but rates spiked suddenly during the process. Joy Howard, of WM Financial Strategies, informed the council Monday night that rates are down once again and there is nearly $200,000 in savings available to the city.

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MoDOT engineer explains sales tax proposal

    Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Area Engineer Preston Kramer spoke to the St. James City Council Monday night about a proposed statewide sales tax on the August ballot. The tax would fund MoDOT projects across the state for the next 10 years.

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Senior program dinner and auction set for Saturday

    The St. James Golden Age Center (GAC) will be holding a fundraiser on July 12. Donations will be used as silent auction items to raise money for the senior center. Many local businesses have donated items for a silent auction for the fundraising effort and GAC volunteers hope to raise enough to cover their yearly operating costs.


Local teachers become ‘Champions of Change’

    Fifty-five teachers from the St. James school district recently attended a workshop called “Champions of Change.” Teachers who attended reported it was a great conference, covering the basics of what teachers are trying to achieve in the classroom.

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MoDOT engineer to address council

    Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Area Engineer Preston Kramer will discuss Constitutional Amendment 7, a proposed temporary transportation sales tax, during Monday night’s meeting of the St. James City Council. The issue will appear on the August 5 primary ballot, giving voters the opportunity to decide if they want a three-fourth cent sales tax for road improvements.