St. James News

Council sets rates for net metering program

    The St. James City Council met on Monday, January 14 to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:
•    Approved an ordinance that set rates on the city’s net metering program for the fiscal year 2018-19. The rates will be $0.014634 per kilowatt hour for any residence that adds solar energy back onto the city’s power grid. There are currently two homes inside the city limits this applies to and the ordinance must be approved annually to reflect new rates.

St. James Tire and Auto makes December Book Buzz donation

Lincoln Hale (left) shows off the November Book Buzz books and Jaxon Hale (right) shows off the December Book Buzz books that St. James Tire & Auto recently donated to the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School library as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers In Education program.

City discusses updating professional codes

    Discussion was held on Monday night regarding updating the professional codes in the city code book, many of which are outdated or no longer relevant, and of reviewing the process of adopting updated codes. The council will have to hold a 90-day public viewing period before approving any updates.

DAR to meet January 19 in St. James

    Noah Coleman Chapter will resume its usual meeting schedule after the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, on the third Saturday of the month.  The January 19 meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Sybill’s in St. James.