St. James News

Traffic safety measures put into place along St. Ann Avenue

    The St. James City Council met on Tuesday, November 12 to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:
    • Approved an ordinance to make a portion of St. Ann Avenue no parking on either side of the street on a curve in the area for public safety. The council has worked with Public Works Director Lyle Thomas and Police Chief Ron Jones to make the necessary changes, which were caused by parked cars making the road narrower and dangerous for oncoming traffic and emergency responders traveling in the neighborhood.

Rich named new sports director

    Kristy Rich has been named new sports director for the city of St. James and brings over 25 years of experience of organizing, implementing, and overseeing sporting events. Rich has a long history working for the city of Rolla in a similar position and she hopes to see the city sports programs grow under her leadership.

City delays resurfacing of tennis courts until spring

    The city of St. James has delayed the resurfacing of the tennis courts in the city park until next spring, as it waits for information from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) about whether a grant will be awarded for the project.

Chamber seeking food vendors for Christmas parade

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce has made some slight alterations to this year’s Christmas parade schedule and route and is also seeking food vendors to offer refreshment options during the event. The Chamber also announced it has moved the start time up to 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, December 7.

Council hears tourism presentation

    Promoting tourism is something every city hopes to accomplish, and City Administrator Jim Fleming recently shared some information with the St. James City Council, highlighting areas of strength and weakness in St. James tourism push. During a meeting on November 12, Fleming shared two tourism surveys the city has used to gather information and areas to boost visitors coming to the area.