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COUNCIL TO MEET MARCH 5
The Sikeston City Council will meet at 5:00 P.M., Monday, March 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
Sikeston Area Events & Festivals 
March Council & Boards/Commission Meetings
Announcements
Compost Site Schedule 
Recycling Program Schedule 
Council Agenda Items
Consideration of Bill #6086, Taxicab Services Amended
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 as well as to ensure the driver qualifications of those operating the vehicles.
 
Additionally, background checks will be required for any person desiring to secure a license to operate a taxicab within the City of Sikeston. 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

Award Bid 18-11 through 18-34, Parks/Streets Mowing

Staff opened bids for contractual mowing services for the 2018-2020 contract period. Eleven mowing contractors responded. Staff’s recommendations for the bid awards are below.  Amounts shown are per mowing prices.
 
Cox Lawn Service, Jim and Jay Cox, Co-Owners – Allen Boulevard: $105.00; Davis Boulevard: $105.00; Industrial Park: $410.00; Plantation Boulevard: $123.00
 
Custom Bush Hogging, Kindall Ward, Owner- Armory Park: $30.00; Malone Right-of-Way East/Legion Park: $250.00; Malone Right-of-Way West: $250.00
 
Hayes Lawn Service, Tyrone Hays, Owner- Central Park: $57.50; Clayton Park: $59.50; Dudley Park: $89.00; Roberta Rowe Park: $185.00; Rotary Park: $174.50
 
Quality Cut Lawn Care, Shawn Huggins, Owner- Airport/Veteran’s Park: $111.00; Broadway: $71.00; Lincoln Park: $157.00; Malone Park: $59.00; North End Park: $28.00; Tanglewood Boulevard: $46.00; US 61 North Right-of-Way: $61.00
 
Walters Lawn Care, Kenneth Walters, Owner- Mary Lou Montgomery Park: $75.00; Rose Parkway Right-of-Way: $120.00; R.S. Matthews Park: $195.00
 
Young’s Lawn Care, Leroy Young, Owner- Cemetery: $475.00
 
In addition, we requested bids from the vendors for an “emergency mowing” quote – an hourly rate to mow derelict properties on which Code Enforcement has received complaints with a response time of two business days. Walters Lawn Care bid $40 per hour and will be first on the call list.  
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets

Executive Session: 
Property (RSMo 610.021(2))  
 
Upcoming Events & Festivals
Sikeston Area Events & Festivals 
 
March 6-29:  The Bootheel Quilters Guild Quilt Show will be held March 6-29 at the Sikeston Depot Museum, 116 W. Malone. Enjoy over 30 quilts displaying various techniques including heirloom quality hand-pieced works of art, along with quilts of modern form and design.  Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM.
 
March 17:  St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Homebrew Contest will be held from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Legion Park in Downtown Sikeston. Top brewers from the 3-state area compete for special honors.  In addition to sampling craft beers created by private and commercial brewers, enjoy live music and great food.  Admission is $12 and you must be 21 to participate in the tasting.  For more information, contact Lynn Lancaster at 573-380-3801. 
 
March 17:  Come take your pictures with the Easter Bunny at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Mall from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. For more information, contact Kyla Evans at 573-472-2222.
 
March 17-18:  Kenny Rogers Children’s Center Telethon will be held at the Sikeston Field House located at 200 Pine St. For more information, visit www.kennyrogerscenter.org.
 
March 24:  The 5th Annual Sikeston Regional Women’s Show will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Miner Convention Center. Enjoy over 50 booths centered around women’s interests including local businesses and hand-crafted items, a spring fashion show and more!  Admission is $2 and all proceeds will benefit the Girl Scouts and Save Camp Latonka.  For more information, call 573-472-2222 or find the show on Facebook at SikestonWomenShow.
 
March 30:  Have Brunch with the Easter Bunny on from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella in Sikeston. There will be doughnuts, muffins and other light breakfast food.  Additional activities include pictures with the Easter Bunny and crafts.  The fee is $5.00 for ages 3 & up.  Ages 2 & under are FREE.  Pre-registration is preferred by Wednesday, March 28, but walk-ins will be allowed.  For more information, including a registration form, email dcare@sikeston.org or call 573-475-3775.  This event is hosted by the Sikeston Parks & Recreation Department.  
 
For additional events throughout the year, click here.
 
Upcoming Meetings & Announcements
March Council & Boards/Commission 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., March 5 in the Library’s McAmis Community Room, 121 E. North Street.
 
Regular City Council Meeting will be held March 5 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center St.
 
Open House for Flood Plain Maps review for the New Madrid County portion of Sikeston will be held March 8 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella Drive.
 
The Housing Authority Commission will conduct its regular monthly meeting at noon, March 12 at the Housing Authority Office, 360 Allen Boulevard.
 
The Park Board will meet at 5:15 p.m., March 12 at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella Drive.
 
The Board of Municipal Utilities Commission will meet at 4 p.m., March 13 at the BMU Administration Building, 107 E. Malone Ave.
 
The LCRA Commission will meet at 11:30 a.m., March 19 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center St.
 
Public Safety Advisory Board will meet at 6:00 p.m., March 19 in the Conference Room at DPS Headquarters, 201 S. Kingshighway.
 
Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 8:00 a.m. March 20 in the Conference Room of the Sikeston Regional Chamber Office, 128 N. New Madrid.
 
The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing on the gas rate case filed by Liberty Utilities on March 26 at noon in the Council Chambers at Sikeston City Hall, 105 E. Center St.
 
Open House for Flood Plain Maps review for the Scott County portion of Sikeston will be held March 26 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella Drive.
 
Special City Council meeting will be held March 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella Drive. 
 
Council agendas, packets and minutes can be viewed by clicking here.
Announcements
Optional Curbside Recycling Now Available
Sonny's Solid Waste is now offering optional curb-side recycling in Sikeston!  For $8/month, Sonny's will provide you with a green recycling toter and will pick up one per month.  Drop off recycling will still be available as well.  Please call Sonny's at 573-471-2869 with questions or to sign up for this service.
 
Daylight Savings Time Begins
Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 11.  Set your clocks forward one hour Saturday night before going to bed.  Also, don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
 
Liberty Utilities Gas Rate Public Hearing
The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing on the gas rate case filed by Liberty Utilities on Monday, March 26 at noon at Sikeston City Hall, 105 E. Center St.  in the Council Chambers.  According to Liberty Utilities, the proposed rate increase for residential customers in the Southeast District is $14.09 a month.
 
Good Friday - City Offices Open
Good Friday is Friday, March 30.  All City offices will be open.
 
Compost Site & Recycling Program
Compost Site Schedule 
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)
 
Upcoming Dates:
 
March 3
March 17
April 4
April 28
 
For the complete Compost Site schedule, click here.
 
Recycling Program Schedule 
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.
 
Upcoming Saturday Recycling Dates at Sonny's Solid Waste Recycling Center
(451 Smith St.):
 
March 10
March 24
April 7
April 21
 
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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