St. James News
City council gets sewer update
Joy Howard, of WM Financial Strategies, came before the St. James City Council to discuss sewer bonds Monday night. Along with Jeff Meadows, of Archer Group, she described the timeline to meet deadlines over the next few years to stay in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Natural Resources new sewer requirements.
Large crowd enjoys Sip n' Savor
Sip n’ Savor returned to St. James on Saturday and a large crowd visited businesses around St. James. Organized by the St. James Chamber of Commerce, this year saw businesses on both sides of the interstate being included, with free shuttle service for visitors. Despite inclement weather, preliminary numbers show the day was very successful.
Motel reopens under new ownership
Days Inn has new ownership, opening over the weekend in time for Sip ‘n Savor. Elliot Lodging, out of Springfield, Mo., has acquired the hotel and opened the doors in time for summer.
All JFH students will get laptops this fall
During a PTO meeting on April 30, St. James Superintendent Joy Tucker, Assistant Superintendent Linda Pruett and High School Principal Keith McCarthy held a question-and-answer session with parents about the digital conversion currently under way in the district. In an effort to have a one-to-one computer-to student-ratio in the high school, administrators has been working on a lease agreement and rollout plan to put a laptop in every high school student’s hand starting this fall.
St. James will refinance pool bonds
The city of St. James has entered into agreement with WM Financial Strategies to act as financial advisor to provide service for refinancing pool bonds. City Administrator Jeff Davis presented the information to the council at a previous meeting and is encouraged the city could get a better interest rate than it currently has, saving money over the life of the bond.