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Council approves update to city code book

    The St. James City Council met on Monday, August 13 to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:
•    Heard citizen comment from Louis Lehmer, who asked the council about nuisances near his home and what progress the city has made to address them. The council informed Lehmer nuisance letters have been sent out and a nuisance hearing is set for August 22 to meet with property owners to begin addressing these issues.

Lyft offers discounted rides for drivers during safety campaign

• Statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign runs August 16 – September 2.
    Getting a safe and sober ride home can be a bit easier and cheaper this summer. Lyft has partnered with the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety to offer discounted rides during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign. The campaign seeks to emphasize the importance of always driving sober by coupling safety messaging with increased enforcement efforts.

Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant available for adults at ECC

    Earning a college certificate or degree can be a life-changing experience for any adult student. However, there can be many obstacles that often stand in the way – including financial barriers.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Missouri Central Railroad receive negotiation extension for Rock Island Line Corridor

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board has approved a request submitted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Missouri Central Railroad seeking an additional 133 days to negotiate an agreement to railbank 144 miles of the former Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad corridor stretching from Windsor to Beaufort, Missouri.