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St. James News
The city of St. James is working on establishing a burn permit procedure after it received word the St. James Fire Protection District is not wanting to deal with permits anymore. The city is now looking to create a way for residents to apply for and receive burn permits so the city knows when a burn will take place.
The city of St. James is working on how to address businesses that are popping up and selling items inside the city without a permit. While some sales, such as at the Farmers Market, are allowed, others are operating illegally and city administration is looking at how to move forward.
Online registration for the fall semester at St. James schools is underway and students will have two options when registering, in-person or virtual courses. The district is asking students to register as soon as possible so it can plan for the return of students.
The city has begun steps to address nuisances throughout St. James after spending the past few years developing an ordinance to go after properties not complying with nuisance laws. In the past, the city had very little in penalties for violations, but the new rules have given the law some teeth and city officials hope to limit the amount of nuisance properties.