The City of St. James has contracted with Phelps County Animal Rescue to take over animal control for the city. On Monday, August 10, the St. James City Council met to review and approve the contract as well as discuss several other business topics.
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The St. James City Council approved a budget amendment to fund one School Resource Officer (SRO) to assist the St. James School District. For the past several months, the SRO position has been discussed after being eliminated in this year’s budget due to projected lower sales tax dollars due to COVID-19, but the city approved making the amendment believing it is good for both the city and students.
The city of St. James has approved a contract with Gerald Perry Tennis Company to repair an old tennis court in the city park. The agreement will include repairing a large crack, resurfacing, coating, and striping the court.
The St. James Municipal Utility Board and St. James City Council met in a joint session Monday night to discuss utility rate increases. The city currently has a deadline to make improvements to the water and wastewater system required by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The James Memorial Public Library is teaming with the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School to provide a free book giveaway this Friday, August 14. The event will take place in the elementary school parking lot throughout the day and will be a great way to get books to children.