St. James News

Council review property clean up work

    The St. James City Council met on Monday, March 11 to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:
•    Heard from citizen Lou Lehmer, who asked the council for an update on getting a property cleaned up near his home.

City will rent building to MO Humanities for local study

    On Monday night, the St. James City Council approved a resolution that will rent out the former offices of The James Foundation to the Missouri Humanities Council. The Missouri Humanities Council is conducting a study for the viability of locating a historical site to house a Trail of Tears site.

Sip n Savor tickets on sale now

    Sip n’ Savor returns to St. James on Saturday, May 4 and will again offer many tasty samplings of Missouri’s best wine, beer, and food. This annual event is sponsored by the St. James Chamber of Commerce, and will once again be a celebration of breweries, wineries, and food in the downtown plaza. Discounted advanced tickets are now on sale for those looking to save on admission to this year’s event.

City approves first Planned Unit Development rezoning

    The St. James city council started the process of approving the first Planned Unit Development (PUD) rezoning since the council approved the zoning rules last year. Documents will be sent back to the planning and zoning board before returning to the council later this year for final approval.

Council will reconsider chicken ordinance

    The St. James city council unanimously voted down a second reading of an ordinance which would have allowed residents living in the city limits to own chickens. Members of the council still would like to look at a way to allow the school district to raise chickens as part of an educational program, but will reexamine the ordinance language next month before moving forward.