The St. James Utility Board met on Tuesday, April 14, and decided to raise sewer rates 10 percent beginning with June usage. New rates will be reflected on the July bill.
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The St. James School District has tentatively announced prom will be held on Saturday, June 20, and graduation on June 28. These could be adjusted depending on when the state opens and the stay-at-home order is lifted.
The St. James Parks Department is teaming up with school supporters to honor graduating seniors on May 2. Seniors will be spaced throughout Nelson Hart Park and residents will drive through and congratulate them while social distancing.
During an April 13 meeting, the St. James City Council revisited an ordinance that would set new guidelines on what is permitted in the St. James Cemetery, sets rates for plots, and allow the city a way to reclaim unused lots. A vote was tabled until next month in order to amend the ordinance.
The St. James City Council heard on Monday, April 13, that general revenues are down drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. City Administrator Jim Fleming informed the council next year’s budget would most likely need to be adjusted due to the lower sales tax being generated while businesses are closed or operating less than normal.