The Community Foundation of the Ozarks has donated approximately $23,000 to the St. James Parks Department for renovations of the Community Hall in Nelson Hart Park. City councilman and Parks Department Liaison Rick Kraweicki received a check from City Administrator Harold Selby on Monday night.
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The St. James City Council met on Monday, July 9 to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:
• Heard from citizen Louis Lehmer, who voiced concern about an alley near his property that is having storm water drainage problems. The neighbors, he said, have allowed the alley to become overgrown with vegetation and the water is not flowing whenever it rains. He also asked the council to continue their work on a nuisance complaint regarding an old Derby gas station near his property that he told the council is an eye sore.
The St. James Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Prock Operations, who is a new Chamber member. Prock continued with an Employee Appreciation Day to celebrate the business and those who are integral in its operation.
Miss Phelps County Simone Esters, Miss Missouri Katelyn Lewis, Miss Branson’s Outstanding Teen Abilene Lortz, and Miss Metro St. Louis Holly Enowski, visited veterans at the Missouri Veterans Home-St. James on Saturday, performing songs and baton tricks, before meeting residents at the facility.
On Monday night, St. James City Clerk Sarah Wheeler was recognized for achieving the designation of Sustaining Missouri Registered City Clerk. Mayor Jim White signed a proclamation and presented it to Wheeler and thanked her for her continued training and support of the city of St. James.