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St. Jacob Residents Asked not to Flush Disposable Wipes

By Stephanie Malench

ST. JACOB — The St. Jacob Village Board met on Feb. 21 and provided several updates for residents.

Fliers were scheduled to go out on February 22 for the Village Easter Egg Hunt on March 24.

The theme for Homecoming is The Roaring 20s. Volunteers are still needed for the committee, and anyone interested should contact Mayor Richard Schieffer at (314)677-7200.

Planning has begun for the 100th anniversary of the Marine Road dedication celebration in October.

Jordan Ethridge gave the Public Works report on behalf of Director Nick Timmons. More salt was bought after the last snowstorm on Feb. 16 and will be delivered the week of February 26.

A pump also went down last week, and Timmons and his staff were able to take it apart and remove a clog of disposable wipes that stopped the motor. This is the second time in several months that disposable wipes have caused problems with either the sewer plant or a lift station. The Village Board and Public Works Department ask that residents not flush disposable wipes down the toilet. They do not degrade and clog up the equipment leading to costly repairs. Had Timmons not been able to get assistance on how to take the pump apart and do the repair in house, the village would have had to pay for a $1,600 service call to fix the issue.

Police Chief Gary Kukla reported two tickets were written since the Feb. 7 board meeting and $845 were collected in fees and fines.

The next meeting will be March 6 at 6:30 pm in Village Hall.

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