St. James News

St. James assigned Aa3 rating by Moody’s

            On January 25, Moody’s Investors Service assigned a Aa3 issuer rating to St. James, showing the city has been financially sound and pays its debts. Moody’s also upgraded the city’s general obligation unlimited tax (GOULT) ratings to Aa3 from A2.

LIHEAP offers energy assistance for low income families

            With colder weather affecting area residents, the city of St. James is sharing information regarding the Missouri Ozark Community Action (MOCA) Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) which can help qualified residents pay for their utilities. Applications are available at city hall in the utility office and the city will help residents get signed up.

Daddy-Daughter dance to return on February 25

           The St. James Parks and Recreation Department will offer the second annual Daddy-Daughter Dance on February 25. Last year’s dance was a widely-enjoyed event, bringing together the community and providing a fun night of dancing, games, and more.

City seeking to fill vacancies on local boards

            As 2023 begins a new year for St. James, the city is seeking volunteers to fill local boards to continue the good things taking place in town. Several boards have openings for those interested in serving and Mayor Rick Krawiecki hopes to fill them soon.

Mayor explains marijuana ballot measures

            There will be two sales tax questions regarding the sale of marijuana to be decided by voters during the April 4 general election. Mayor Rick Krawiecki, during a Friday Facebook Live broadcast, explained why the city is pushing for these taxes, one of which wouldn’t be legal unless the state changed its rules first.