St. James News
City council agrees to settle lawsuit against gas supplier
The city of St. James is moving forward with a lawsuit settlement for an overcharge on natural gas transportation. St. James, along with St. Robert and Waynesville, has been fighting with MoGas for several years and local officials hope to resolve the issue soon.
Auditor says city funds look better
St. James Aldermen heard from Mark Kean, of Kean & Company, who reported on the annual audit during the October 14 council meeting. The audit looks at all funds and balances of the year ending on April 30, 2014 and Kean reported a clean audit for the city.
Winery listed among best in the world
St. James Winery recently placed in the top 15 of the World Association of Wine and Spirits Writers and Journalists annual list of the 100 Top Wineries in the World.
The James Memorial Public Library will be holding book giveaway on Halloween night. Children who come to the library in costume on October 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. will receive a free book. The “BOOOKFest,” as the library staff is calling it, was very successful last year and they hope to grow the event, now in its second year.
Huffman said he should have been granted leave of absence from board
Former St. James School Board member Gary Huffman is questioning why he is not being allowed to finish out his term. Over the past 18 plus years, Huffman has served on the board, but recently signed a letter of resignation, vacating his seat. He claims that actions were taken against him to keep him off the board.