The summer reading program at the James Memorial Library came to an end on August 8, with participants playing games of BINGO and the awarding of the grand prizes.
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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.
The St. James City Council approved three resolutions Monday night to move forward with a project to improve the water and sewer system. CM Archer Group was approved to do engineering work on the project and the city will move forward with data acquisition to determine where water is entering the water system and how to stop it.
A use tax of two percent is being considered for the November ballot in St. James. The city is looking to pass a ballot measure that puts a sales tax on mail order and online orders from companies which have a warehouse in Missouri. Revenues generated through the tax would help fund the police department, would help establish animal control, and would benefit streets and provide for other needs.
People in the area have a wonderful opportunity to hear firsthand a wonderful speaker talking about her receipt of a shoebox as a child!
Elena Nicholson was eight years old when she and her sister were moved from an abusive poverty-stricken home into an orphanage in the former Soviet Union.