St. James News

City sees continued issues with yard waste pickup violations

            Mayor Rick Krawiecki reported the city has seen issues so far this summer with people participating in yard waste removal the city conducts each summer. Throughout the warm months, residents can put their limbs, gumballs, and other debris at the back of the curb, but the city has seen several instances of debris being placed in ditches or in roadways.

City bidding Springfield paving

            Work to repair West Springfield Street is underway, as the city of St. James has requested bid proposals to pave the road from Carson Street to the city limits. Earlier this month, PJ Meyers completed an improvement project at the intersections of Tammy Lane and Sports Club Drive in anticipation of the larger paving project.

Alliance issues report to city on fish kill incident

            Alliance Water Resources issued a report to the city of St. James last week providing new information on a fish kill incident caused by wastewater entering Robinson Creek. Alliance, contracted by the city to run the water system, is working with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Missouri Department of Conservation to clean the water, and has been cleaning the creek since the event was reported.

MoASBO honors Susan Douglas

    The Missouri Association of School Business Officials (MoASBO) announced recently that Susan Douglas was one of its graduates of the School Business Specialist Certification Program (SBS). The SBS program is a two-year intensive course designed to prepare and grow current school district employees for the business office.

Intercounty announces winners for Youth Tour Essay Contest

    In January, Intercounty began contacting local high schools to share information about an opportunity for juniors to participate in the co-op’s annual Youth Tour Essay Contest.