Registration for city winter activities is open now

           Registration for city winter sports and activities is open now for a variety of age groups. Most activities will be held in January, but sign ups can be completed for those wanting to ensure a spot. Activities are sponsored by the St. James Parks and Recreation Department.

Christmas parade is Saturday

            The annual St. James Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade will take place this Saturday, December 3, and the community is invited to line up the parade route to view this year’s event. This year’s theme will be “Your Favorite Christmas Movie” and the Chamber is still accepting entries for the evening.

Sewer leak reported on Anna Street

            A sewer leak in the roadway was reported on Anna Street Monday due to a failing force main, which pushes wastewater up the steep hill before transporting it to the wastewater treatment facility. Alliance Water Resources, which the city contracts for water and sewer services, have begun to investigate the issue and will be making repairs soon.

St. James honored for recycling program

           St. James was one of eight Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD) awardees for 2022 for Outstanding Achievements in Waste Management due to increasing participation in curbside recycling.

City moving forward with police station renovation

            The city of St. James will open bids for renovation of the police station this week. The project will be funded through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. C.M. Archer Group was contracted in July to provide engineering documents and oversee construction and the city solicited bids for construction.