On Monday, the St. James City Council approved an ordinance declaring a State of Emergency due to COVID-19, extending the current emergency declaration until March 31, 2021. There has been a steady increase in COVID-19 cases in Phelps County over the past several months and the ordinance to help the city employ measures for public safety.
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Last month, Codes Enforcer Nathan Browne discussed the challenges of the current city website, which is outdated and no longer being serviced. On Monday, the St. James City Council approved a contract with TextMyGov, which will provide text services to help communicate with citizens for ongoing projects, road closures, and other relevant information.
Hutcheson Ford held a fundraising event throughout the month of November and presented the St. James Sports Club with $8,000 on Monday, December 7. The money will be used to help fund its annual holiday toy drive, which provides gifts for children in St. James.
The St. James School District has updated its requirements for spectators wanting to watch winter sports after the Phelps County Commission ordered a mandatory mask mandate. Spectators will be required to wear a mask both while entering and during games and the number of spectators is being limited.
Candidates may begin filing for open seats on the city council, school board, and other agencies beginning Tuesday, December 15. Those interested have until January 19 to declare their candidacy.