The St. James City Council decided not to pursue action on limiting ATV and UTV usage inside the city limits after hearing concerns from a citizen several months ago. Councilmembers voiced they felt there were enough state and local laws already in place and did not want to add additional fines, which would take more time to enforce with not enough benefit.
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The St. James Chamber of Commerce is preparing for this year’s annual Grape and Fall Festival, which will be held from September 3-7. Volunteers are still needed for this year’s events and the Chamber is asking anyone who would be willing to donate some time to sign up for various events.
St. James now has rules regarding the placement of medical marijuana dispensaries and grow houses, after the council passed the first and second reading of an ordinance setting the zone to 1,000 feet from any school, daycare, or church. This comes after the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) board last month recommended the city accept the state guidelines, giving the largest restrictions possible under state law.
This month’s St. James Senior Center artist being spotlighted for August is Hayley Auxier. Auxier participated in this year’s Plein Air painting event in Steelville and St. James, taking second place this year. She will also be a new art teacher in Steelville this coming school year. He artwork will be highlighted throughout the month hanging on the Art Wall in the dining hall of the facility.
Applications for the 86th annual Grape and Fall Festival parade, as well as the dog show, are available now for those wanting to enter this year’s events. Applications are available on the St. James Chamber of Commerce website.