St. James News

Council hears from citizens, gets departmental reports

    The St. James City Council met on July 8 to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:
•    Heard from citizen Jackie Kaufman, who thanked the city for cutting a storm water ditch that runs near hear property. She had called the city and asked for it to be addressed and thanked the council for the quick response.

Smith asks council to consider waiving school building permit costs

    St. James City Councilman Bob Smith initiated discussion on waiving the building permit costs for the St. James School District’s ongoing construction project during Monday night’s meeting of the council. Smith had requested a resolution last year when the project was getting started, but withdrew it at the time, believing it would fail. On Monday, he wanted to broach the subject again, now that new members are on the council to hear feedback on the issue.

Two St. James students attend Boys State

Wyatt Cutsinger and Thomas Countryman attended Missouri Boys State June 15-22 at University Central Missouri. The purpose of Missouri Boys state is to engage young men in the process of democracy. The boys run for office, elect “city” and “county” officials and even develop businesses.

Mayor signs proclamation for 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote

    Mayor Rick Krawiecki signed his first proclamation as mayor when he proclaimed a celebration of Missouri ratifying the 19th Amendment on July 3. To celebrate, Krawiecki acknowledged the event on Monday, July 8 with current and former female members of the St. James City Council.

City will start enforcing nuisances after council approves ordinance

    The city of St. James has new standards adopted regarding nuisances, specifically what protocols are available to go after offenders. A proposed nuisance ordinance was discussed by the council throughout May and was presented again Monday night for a first and second reading and approval. Now, the city has steps in place to address properties that are not in compliance with the law.