St. James City Council held a first reading of an ordinance establishing rules for residential swimming pools. Last month, the council held discussion how to establish a nuisance code that would require residential swimming pools to be in the rear of residences, following a residential complaint. On Monday night, the council discussed the proposed nuisance ordinance and will make a final decision next month.
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This month’s St. James Senior Center artist being spotlighted is Shannon Engelbrecht. She is a 24-year veteran art teacher who enjoys drawing subjects of all kinds. Her artwork will be featured at the facility for the month of September.
The St. James city council awarded a contract to Hutchins Telecom, LLC, for a water improvement project that will run under Interstate 44 and connect with Meramec Street.
Walker Cutsinger of St. James, Missouri demonstrated The Laundromutt. He was one of 300 youth selected to give a demonstration in the 4-H Building at the Missouri State Fair. Missouri 4-H members compete at county events in order to qualify for the State Fair 4-H Building Demonstrations. Demonstrations are a great way of sharing what the youth has learned in 4-H projects focused on science and technology, healthy living or citizenship.
The 85th Annual Grape and Fall Festival drew many people to Nelson Hart Park during last week’s activities, despite rainy weather causing problems on Friday and Saturday. Rains caused the delay of the annual parade and a rescheduling of the annual demo derby for this Saturday, but the St. James Chamber of Commerce feels the fair was well received.