The St. James City Council on Monday approved purchasing materials to fix a broken lift station for $54,016 from Vandevanter Materials. The station had a pump break a month ago, leading to a re-engineering project to occur sooner than expected.
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On Monday night, the St. James City Council approved changes to the employee handbook to offer tuition reimbursement for employees wanting to further their education. While the program will only earmark $7,600 to the annual budget, aldermen hope it will be another incentive when hiring and to keep workers longer.
The city of St. James has contracted with Kiowa Line Builders to repair and upgrade a portion of the transmission lines bringing electrical power to the city. Kiowa was the low bidder on the project at $209,200 and construction is planned for later this fall to avoid the heavy electrical usage of summer.
The annual summer reading program kicked off last week at the James Memorial Public Library, with fun events such as a shaved ice party to begin this year’s activities. This year’s program is called Tails and Tales and will feature a variety of guest speakers during its shortened four weeks. There is still time for those wanting to participate this year free of charge.
The GFF Committee is looking for candidates for the 2021 St. James Grape & Fall Festival Pageant. If you are a St. James 2021 junior, senior, or 2020 graduating senior, you are eligible to participate.