Planning and zoning makes recommendation for medical marijuana facilities

    The St. James Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Board met on July 19 to a recommendation of setting the buffer zone for medical marijuana facilities to the state suggestion of 1,000 feet from any school, daycare, or church. St. James has received word from two companies there is interest in bringing a medical marijuana facility to town should they receive a permit after the August 3 application deadline.

School board sets tax rate public hearing date

    The St. James Board of Education met on Thursday, July 18 to discuss topics pertaining to the district. During the meeting, the board,
•    Set the August tax rate public hearing for August 15 at 5:55 p.m. The hearing will be held prior to the regular meeting of the board and the public is invited to share any input before the rate is set.

Behr asks board to look at long-term plan

    St. James Board of Education President Carl Behr asked fellow board members to begin considering the district’s long-term plan. Behr said the district has completed many of the short- and long-term items on the current plan, which was a five-year plan established in 2013.