On Tuesday, October 13, the St. James City Council held discussion on a variety of items of business, including changes to the city’s annexation ordinance, and entering a contract with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission.
The St. James Chamber of Commerce will again be selling raffle calendars to raise money for next year’s Grape and Fall Festival Concert. This year, the Chamber will be drawing daily throughout December, giving away 31 guns in 31 days.
The city of St. James has been awarded a $25,000 grant to add a new outdoor restroom at the trailhead of the Forest City Trail. The restroom will be constructed at the entrance to the trail, across from the Industrial Park.
Fall has arrived in the area and the city of St. James is advising residents to be aware of several ordinances that may affect them. The biggest thing to be aware of is the burn ordinance, which stipulates when residents can burn and under what conditions.
Graduation for the 2020-21 school year has set for May 21, 2021 at 7 p.m. The St. James Board of Education agreed to again hold graduation outdoors at the football complex and has plans in place for alternate sites.