St. James News

City lays wreaths for two historical St. James women

           Two members of the St. James City Council, along with Mayor Rick Krawiecki, laid wreaths on graves of former mayor Mayme Ousley and Lucy Wortham James last week. The efforts were to honor two of the most influential women to shape St. James through their efforts.

Summer Reading program kicks off this week

           The James Memorial Public Library kicked off its Summer Reading program this week. This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities” and will feature two full months of activities for participants to enjoy and win prizes.

Council approves special event UTV permit

           The St. James City Council unanimously approved an exception to a UTV ordinance, which would allow for a temporary one-day pass for special events. The ordinance would amend the existing city code regarding UTV fees to allow for a single use permit for $5.

City approves contract with Mid-State Pipeline for wastewater upgrades

           The St. James City Council approved a contract with Mid-State Pipeline Maintenance for the construction of the bypass treatment and improvements at the wastewater treatment facility. Mid-State was the lowest bidder for the project, which will cost $2,189,897 to bring the treatment plant into compliance with Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.