The St. James City Council is considering if Tiger Shark Waterpark can open this year. There are safety concerns the council members expressed during their meeting on Monday, May 11, but they hope to know more by the end of the month.
New rules have been approved for the St. James Cemetery after three months of discussion by the St. James City Council. The council voted Monday night on an ordinance outlining what decorations can be placed on or near headstones to allow park workers to more efficiently maintain the property.
The Phelps County Commissioner recently approved the acceptance of more than $5.2 million through the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) act to help with local COVID-19 relief efforts. Commissioners now are seeking guidance as to how the money can be spent.
At its meeting on May 5, the Cuba City Council considered an ordinance that would have closed a dead-end portion of Commerce Avenue in the Industrial Park in front of Green Farms’ location for a new medical marijuana manufacturing facility. With more questions than answers after discussing the proposal, the issue was removed from future council agendas, although it could be resurrected.
There are two candidates for an open seat on the Crawford County 911 Emergency Services Board this year. Both were given the opportunity to present themselves to our readers and discuss their opinions on any issues they felt were important to the voting public.
To adhere to the social distancing guidelines and to keep the community safe, the 2020 Memorial Day Service has been cancelled.