St. James News

Council hears nuisance complaint, again

    The St. James City Council met on Monday, August 14 to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:
•    Heard from citizen Louis Lehmer, who asked the council for an update on the Derby gas station near his home, calling it a nuisance violation. The council has previously stated it is working on nuisance violations throughout the city and told Lehmer the property will be involved in the next round of properties the city works to get owners to clean up.

TRP makes donation to St. James Chamber

Three Rivers Publishing advertising representatives Dailene Forbes (left) and Kelli Rapp (right) presented a check of $682.14 to Terri Smith, director of the St. James Chamber of Commerce on Thursday afternoon for their contribution of printing the annual Chamber of Commerce Directory.

City approves purchase of new police cars, radio equipment

    Discussions got heated when the St. James City Council discussed purchasing four new police cars. Two cars were included in the fiscal budget that was approved by the council earlier this year, but the police department are down two vehicles after accidents, one of which totaled a police interceptor.

Wilson’s remember brother killed in Vietnam on 50th anniversary of his passing

    The family of Dick Wilson, one of three residents of St. James who were killed in Vietnam, honored the 50th anniversary of his passing this week. Wilson served as in the Air Force when his helicopter was shot down southwest of Saigon and he died two weeks later.

City discussed nuisance code regarding pools

    Last month, the St. James City Council heard a residential complaint about a swimming pool that was set up in a neighbor’s yard, leading the city to consider codes on pools. The council was presented with an ordinance on Monday night that would tighten the nuisance code on pools and require fencing pools for safety.