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COUNCIL TO MEET FEBRUARY 5
The Sikeston City Council will meet at 5:00 P.M., Monday, February 5 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 - February
February Meetings
Announcements
Compost Site Schedule - February
Recycling Program Schedule - February
Council Agenda Items
2nd Reading, Bill #6086, Taxicab Services Amended
Bill #6086 will amend city code pertaining to signage on city approved taxicabs, which is currently inconsistent in the manner of display and application methods. Some taxi information has been hand applied to vehicles by means of paint in a non-aesthetically appealing manner, while other taxis have professionally applied signage.
 
The purpose of this update to existing policy is to clarify the method, placement, and type of signage required by the city on city approved taxicabs.
 
Staff seeks Council’s approval of this bill.
 
 Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

2nd Reading, Bill #6087, Battery Backup Units at Traffic Signals
The first reading was conducted by Council on January 29, 2018. This bill pertains to an agreement with MoDOT to install battery backup units at 5 traffic signal locations. These include the following intersections:
 
  • US 61 (Main Street) and Lake Street
  • US 61 (Main Street) and Plantation Blvd.
  • US 61 (Main Street) and Larcel Drive
  • US 62 (Malone Avenue) and US 61 (Kingshighway)
  • US 62 (Malone Avenue) and New Madrid Street
  • US 62 (Malone Avenue) and N. West Street
 
Unless there are further questions from the Council or the public, staff recommends that Council approve Bill #6087 allowing the Mayor to sign the contract with Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 
 
Upcoming Events & Festivals
Events & Festivals - February
February 1-27:  Annual Bootheel Regional Judged Photography Show held at the Sikeston Depot Museum, 116 W. Malone.  Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM.
 
February 3:  Mother/Son Valentine Party is from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Clinton Building.  The fee is $9/person ($18/couple) and activities include dessert buffet, dancing and games.  The age range is 5-12.  You can register at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella or email dcare@sikeston.org.  Deadline is Thursday, February 1st.  Hosted by Sikeston's Park & Recreation Department.
 
February 6-27:  Black History Month Display by Daughters of Sunset at the Sikeston Depot Museum, 116 W. Malone.  Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM.
 
February 9-10:  Downtown Chocolate Walk.  Visit the downtown Sikeston shops during regular business hours, sample chocolate treats and enter your name in a drawing to win a Valentine basket (valued at over $400).  No purchase necessary.  Hosted by Historic Downtown Sikeston.
 
February 17:  Rev. Flem E. Bronner, Sr. will hold a book signing at the Sikeston Depot, 116 W. Malone Ave., on Saturday, February 17 from noon-2:00 p.m.  He is the author of "Paint a Picture For The Lord".
 
February 22:  Sikeston Regional Chamber's Annual Farmers Banquet will be held at the Jaycee Barn.  Time of the event will be announced at a later date.
 
For additional events throughout the year, click here.
 
Upcoming Meetings & Announcements
February 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., February 5 in the Library’s McAmis Community Room, 121 E. North Street. 
 
Regular City Council Meeting will be held February 5 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
 
The Housing Authority Commission will conduct its regular monthly meeting at noon, February 12 at the Housing Authority Office, 360 Allen Boulevard.
 
The Park Board will meet at 5:15 p.m., February 12 at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella Drive.
 
The Board of Municipal Utilities Commission will meet at 4 p.m., February 13 at the BMU Administration Building, 107 E. Malone Avenue.
 
No LCRA Meeting for the month of February.
 
Youth in Government Day will be held February 23 at 11:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center St.
 
Special City Council meeting will be held February 26 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 President's Day, City offices will be closed Monday, February 19.
 
Compost Site & Recycling Program
Compost Site Schedule - February
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)
 
February Schedule:
Saturday, February 10:  8:00 AM - Noon
Wednesday, February 21:  7:30 AM - 11:45 AM; 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
 
For the complete Compost Site schedule, click here.
Recycling Program Schedule - February
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.)
February 3
February 17
 
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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