Staff and Contacts

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Public Works Director
Operational management of the Municipal Utilities (Electric, Gas, Water and Sewer) is under the direction of Lyle Thomas at phone number 573-265-7011 Ext. 200. His office is located at the St. James Municipal Center, 100 S. Jefferson, St. James, MO. Hours of operation are 7:30 to 4:30 Monday thru Friday.


Electric Department
The Electric Supervisor is Chuck Hitch After Hours On-Call Number 573-263-0707


Water/Wastewater Department
Alliance Water Resources- After Hours On-Call Number 573-239-8848


Natural Gas Department

The Natural Gas Operator/Supervisor is Tim Craft at 573-263-9431, email: Gas Service Technician Zach Rogers, email: After Hours On-Call Number 573-263-1645. The gas office is located at the Utility Warehouse, 1116 W. Springfield, St. James, MO. Hours of operation are 7:30 to 4:30 Monday thru Friday.


Municipal Utilities Office
Located in The St. James Municipal Center, 100 S. Jefferson, St. James, MO

Office Hours: 7:30 to 4:30 Monday thru Friday.

Office Staff: Office Manager: Paulette Craft, Customer Service: Jerri Tanner, Beth Benton, and Daniel Wynn


Mailing address:

St. James Municipal Utilities (STJMU)
100 S. Jefferson
St. James, MO 65559


Utilities Engineering

Utilities Engineering Office is in the St. James Municipal Center, 100 S. Jefferson, St. James, MO. Contact the Public Works Director, phone number is 573-265-7011 for assistance with City Streets & Zoning Maps, utility drawings, official city photographs and web site information and assistance. Hours of operation are 7:30 to 4:00 Monday thru Friday.

The Municipal Utilities has utility technicians on call for emergencies or gas leaks. They can be reached by calling the St. James Municipal Center during business hours 265-7011.

After hours ELECTRIC EMERGENCY CALL 573-263-0707.

After hours WATER EMERGENCY CALL 573-239-8848.

After hours SEWER EMERGENCY CALL 573-239-8848.

After hours GAS EMERGENCY CALL 573-265-3777.

PLEASE, USE THESE NUMBERS FOR EMERGENCY PURPOSES ONLYDO NOT USE  the emergency phone numbers for non emergencies. The person answering the phone has no knowledge of City rentals, utility bills, or any other office related question. We appreciate your cooperation.

1-800-DIG-RITE (1-800-344-7483) or 811

BEFORE you or your contractor dig anywhere on your property it is required by state law that you or your contractor call 1-800-Dig Rite (1-800-344-7483) or 811 to locate and spray paint lines showing underground services (underground electrical, gas, water, sewer, cable or telephone lines) at your dig location. This is a free service provided by Dig-Rite and typically they require a 72 hour advance notice to ensure all service locators can be notified and scheduled. Note: Paint is non-permanent and will fade away in a short time.