Linda Cochran has taken over the office of city clerk this week after being appointed to the position in December by the St. James City Council. She will now bring her long experience in city government to St. James.
St. James News
This year saw a return to more normal activities, as St. James began opening after a year disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Saint James Press has put together a review of the top stories of the year as a look back to the year that was.
Work is beginning to renovate Lift Station #2, located near the St. James High School football field. The station, which pumps sewage up the hill to enter the main sewage system for treatment, has broken down and the city has been manually pumping sewage a few times per month.
St. James Mayor Rick Krawiecki has announced he had signed a proclamation in honor of local business owner James Brown, who recently passed away. Brown was the owner of St. James Flag store.
During the December 13 meeting of the St. James City Council, James Memorial Public Library Director Michael Lewis requested the council consider offering paid time off for part-time employees. He believes it would ease the burden on part-time staff and would allow the library to better keep staff.