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COUNCIL TO MEET JANUARY 8
The Sikeston City Council will meet at 5:00 P.M., Monday, January 8 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center Street.  This meeting is open to the public.  To view this meetings agenda and Council packet, go online to Council Agendas & Packets.               
IN THIS ISSUE
Council Agenda Items
Events & Festivals - January
January Meetings
Announcements
Compost Site Schedule - January
Recycling Program Schedule - January
Council Agenda Items
 
Appointment to Friends of the Sikeston PAWS Advisory Board
Appointments to the Friends of the Sikeston Pet & Animal Shelter Advisory Board need to be filled due to two vacancies. Citizens were asked to fill out Resource Bank Applications if they were interested in serving on this Board. The following individuals have applications on file:
 
                        Crystal Stanislav, 827 Clearwater Road
                        Madeline Bell, 601 Tanglewood Avenue 
                        Andy Caton, 510 Thornwood Avenue
                        Brittney Brashears, PO Box 466 (Morehouse)
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets

2nd Reading, Bill #6079, General Election 
Bill #6079 calls for a general election to be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, for the purpose of electing Council representatives for Ward 2, Ward 3, and Mayor. All positions are for a three (3) year term.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

2nd Reading, Bill #6077, Group Home Zoning 
Several months ago the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) contacted the City to alert us that certain provisions of our zoning codes regarding group homes were not in compliance with current state and federal housing regulations. This was discovered during a systematic review of municipal codes by HUD, and was not the result of any complaints submitted to HUD. Nonetheless, HUD requires the City to bring its codes into compliance.
 
The bill creates a reasonable accommodation policy for the city, by which a disabled individual may request a reasonable accommodation relating to land use or zoning rules. The bill also reduces the minimum distance restriction between group homes to 500 feet.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets

2nd Reading, Bill #6080, Establishing No Parking on South Side of Center Street between Kingshighway and Moore Avenue
For some time there have been traffic issues at the above listed location due to the parking on both sides of the roadway. A vast majority of the parking is customers at Quick Chek 2, which has two parking lots on each side of its building.  This street is a normal size street which would allow parking on one side of the roadway and still allow east and west bound traffic flow. When vehicles are parked on each side of the roadway, it limits vehicles to only one direction of traffic flow.  The parking on the South side is only big enough for two vehicles. Customers parking on the south side of the road, routinely cross the roadway.  This creates traffic issues and increases the possibility of pedestrian vs motor vehicle.
 
Recently Ralph Sexton from Ralphs Hair Center came to the City requesting that the parking described above be removed from the permitted parking and be deemed as no parking and properly marked as such. He advised the two parking spaces do not benefit his business and has caused issues that have cost him business.  The 40 feet in question, is the only permitted parking on the Southside of Center Street.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

 2nd Reading, Bill #6081, Removing No Parking Signs on Kingshighway
The area in front of the new Sikeston Department of Public Safety building, located at 201 S. Kingshighway, is zoned as No Parking. This area is currently marked indicating that parking is permitted.  The Sikeston Department of Public safety is requesting the area directly in front of the building be reclassified to allow parking.
 
This parking benefits not only Sikeston Department of Public Safety with its parking needs but also Missouri Career Center at 202 S. Kingshighway.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

1st & 2nd Reading, Bill #6082, Rezoning of Wing Lake Estates
This is a request to rezone a tract of land (Wing Lake Estates, 2nd Addition) which consists of approximately 5.073 acres and is generally located South of Colonel George E. Day Parkway and North of U.S. Highway 60 from “AG” Agriculture to “R-4” Two Family Dwellings so that a planned commercial subdivision can be developed.

 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

1st Reading, Bill #6083, Replat Lot B-1 of Belz*Burrow's 2nd Addition
Staff received a request from Lambert Engineering and Surveying to replat Lot B-1, of Belz*Burrow’s, 2nd Addition to the City of Sikeston, New Madrid County, Missouri.  This is the lot with the former Simply Swirled building.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets   

Authorize Staff to Execute Contract with Park Revitalization Group for Management of VFW Park
 The VFW Park Revitalization Group (PRG) is seeking a renewal of the current contract for the 2018 calendar year. The contract agreement and terms would be similar to the 2017 contract.
 
The City would like to renew the contract with PRG for the oversight and maintaining of the VFW Baseball Facility. PRG assuming day to day operations and maintenance of the facility allowed the Parks and Recreation Department more time to focus on other tasks and the group was a great asset in terms of making significant improvements to VFW Stadium.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets   

Authorization to Purchase Used Vehicle from Missouri Highway Patrol Inventory
Due to a accident involving one of the City's detective vehicles, the cost to replace this vehicle will be $12,000-14,000 plus equipment.  Because we were not at fault, the City received around $8,000 from the other insurance company.  There is funding left in the current budget to cover the additional cost.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

 
Briefing:  Capital Improvement Plan
The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is the city’s 5 year plan for investment in capital assets. Development of the 2019-2023 CIP began in November with city staff. Staff requests that Council accept the attached Capital Improvement Plan. This plan will inform decisions made in the FY2019 budget process which will begin this spring.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

1st & 2nd Reading, Bill #6084, Authorization to Execute Agreement with MoDOT for Cost Share Project on Route Y
This bill is to authorize the execution of a cost share agreement between the City of Sikeston and the Missouri Department of Transportation/Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission.  It is regarding the 50/50 cost share project to address drainage along Salcedo Road between Northwest Street and the ridge to the west.  We just received the agreement on 12/28/17, but due to time constraints at MoDOT, the agreements is required to be submitted to MoDOT on or before 1/22/18. The total project cost estimate for this project is $473,372.  The city’s portion is $236,686.
 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets

 
Upcoming Events & Festivals
Events & Festivals - January
 
For additional events throughout the year, click here.
 
Upcoming Meetings & Announcements
January Meetings
Meeting dates & times are subject to change.  Changes will be posted on Sikeston Facebook. 
 
The Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4:30 p.m., January 8 in the Library’s McAmis Community Room, 121 E. North Street. 
 
Regular City Council Meeting will be held January 8 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
 
The Housing Authority Commission will conduct its regular monthly meeting at noon, January 8 at the Housing Authority Office, 360 Allen Boulevard.
 
The Park Board will meet at 5:15 p.m., January 8 at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella Drive.
 
The Board of Economic Development will meet at 11:30 a.m., January 9 in the Conference Room of the Sikeston Regional Chamber Office, 128 N. New Madrid St. 
 
The Board of Municipal Utilities Commission will meet at 4 p.m., January 9 at the BMU Administration Building, 107 E. Malone Avenue.
 
The LCRA Commission will meet at 11:30 a.m., January 16 in Council Chambers of City Hall, 105 E. Center Street.
 
The Public Safety Advisory Board will meet at 6:00 pm., January 22 in the Conference Room at DPS Headquarters, 201 S. Kingshighway.
 
The Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 8:00 a.m., January 23 in the Conference Room at the Sikeston Regional Chamber Office, 128 N. New Madrid.
 
Special City Council meeting will be held January 29 at 11:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center St.
 
Council agendas, packets and minutes can be viewed by clicking here.
 
Announcements
In observance of Martin Luther King Day, City offices will be closed Monday, January 15.
 
Compost Site & Recycling Program
Compost Site Schedule - January
The City Compost is a public service for Sikeston residents to provide a place to discard garden and yard waste.  Residents enter the front gate and check in with a Public Works employee.  Proof of residency (drivers license) must be provided at this time.  The resident will then be directed to a designated area for the items to be discarded.  Unloading is the responsibility of the resident.  If plastic bags are used, the bags must be emptied then discarded in the available dumpsters as they exit the Compost Site.
 
In conjunction with the Compost Site, Sonny's Solid Waste will furnish a 20-yard recycling box where recycling materials can be dropped off.  Recycling materials can be dropped off during normal Compost hours.  Recycling materials that will accepted are listed below.
 
Location: 
Compress Road (1 block west of Northwest Street)
 
Compost Materials Accepted: 
1.  Tree branches & limbs (no more than 6" in diameter)
2.  Bushes
3.  Leaves
4.  Grass Clippings
5.  Tires are also being taken during regular compost dates.  We have set a limit of 8 tires per compost day and should be no longer than 18" and off the rim
 
Recycling Materials Accepted:
1.  Corrugated cardboard, gray board/chipboard, including soda, cereal and frozen pizza boxes
2.  Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, junk mail and paper
3.  Household plastic containers (#1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7)
4.  Plastic shopping bags (#2) and newspaper sleeves (#4)
 
January Schedule:
Wednesday, January 3:  7:30 AM - 11:45 AM; 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday, January 27:  8:00 AM - Noon
 
For the complete Compost Site schedule, click here.
Recycling Program Schedule - January
Sonny's Solid Waste Recycling Center, located at 451 Smith St., has expanded their days and hours for recycling drop offs.  In addition to their normal Wednesday hours of noon-5:00 p.m., they will adding two Saturdays per month, open from 8 a.m. to noon.  While every effort will be made to follow this schedule, dates and times may be changed without notice due to bad weather.
 
Saturday Recycling Dates at Sonny's Solid Waste Recycling Center (451 Smith St.)
January 6
January 20
 
For a complete list of acceptable items and their additional recycling dates, click here.
 
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City of Sikeston  •  105 E. Center St.  •  Sikeston, MO 63801

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