St. James News

PCAR to hold second anniversary celebration

            Phelps County Animal Rescue (PCAR) will celebrate its second anniversary in the community with a public event on November 5. The non-profit, no-kill animal shelter will be offering microchips of animals, food, crafts, and more throughout the day.

Fraser discusses hiring difficulties

            The St. James City Council recently heard from Sanitation Supervisor Ron Fraser about the difficulties facing the department due to low manpower. The department has been operating with only four people and had to stop the recycling program temporarily until another person is hired.

Council approves new park hours

            The St. James City Council has approved setting park hours from dawn to dusk and enforcing the closure to try to eliminate vandalism that has been rising there. Park Director Kristy Rich told the council an ordinance had to be approved to allow law enforcement to begin writing tickets for violations.

City seeking grant to fund ball field netting

            The St. James City Council agreed to move forward with seeking a grant for new netting for a ball field that is near a residential neighborhood at Nelson Hart Park.

Council approves chicken ordinance

            Chicken ownership is now legal in St. James after the city council approved a second reading of an ordinance outlining the rules of raising chickens in the city limits. Those wanting to own chickens will need to purchase a building permit for constructing a coup and a full list of rules are included in the ordinance passed by the council.