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COUNCIL TO MEET MARCH 26 AT CLINTON BUILDING
The Sikeston City Council will meet at 5:30 P.M., Monday, March 26 at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella Drive.  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
OPEN HOUSE - FLOOD PLAIN REVIEW
Open House for the flood plain review of the Scott County portion of Sikeston will be held at the Clinton Building from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
 
 
PUBLIC HEARING:
Proposed Annexation of City-Owned Property (South Industrial Park)
Proposed Annexation of Real Property (Colen Kelley Property)

Briefing:  Scott County Floodplain
After a lengthy study, a proposed map for the revisions to the Scott County Floodplain map was unveiled at a public meeting held prior to the city council meeting. This briefing is to openly discuss the response from those who attended.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

1st Reading, Bill #6091, Net Metering Service Updated

Due to changes in MO RS 890.386, the Net Metering and Easy Connection Act, the City’s current Net Metering Ordinance requires some updates. These updates would match the language related to Applicable Service Territory, Availability of Service, Definitions, Monthly Billing, and Special Conditions.  Additionally, Transfer of Ownership and Other Customer Generators larger than 100 kw was included in the ordinance.
 
This ordinance allows Board of Municipal Utilities (BMU) customers the same rights given by the State of Missouri and includes no additional incentives or options.
 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets

1st Reading, Bill #6089, Re-adoption of Fair Housing Policy
Bill 6089 calling for the re-adoption of the City‘s Fair Housing Policy is being submitted for first reading. Annual re-adoption of this policy is required to maintain compliance with State CDBG funding requirements. 
 
Bill 6089 defines discriminatory practices and establishes a Fair Housing Committee to hear violations of municipal Fair Housing Complaints and eliminate alleged discriminatory practice by conference and conciliation. (The Housing Authority Board of Commissioners serves as the Fair Housing Committee.) 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

2nd Reading & Consideration, 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. There is also the addition of driver qualifications for all operators which has been added to assure the safety of stakeholders when traveling by taxicab.
 
The City of Sikeston has been requested by its stakeholders to address this matter.  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 

Briefing:  Park Capital Improvement Plan Projects
At council’s request, we have prepared a briefing to review the capital improvements for the parks and recreation department including: recently completed projects, current projects, and future planned improvements with staff’s suggestions for prioritization.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

Route Y Swap
After our internal discussions regarding the designation of Route Y following Salcedo Road to Main street rather than turning on to North Kingshighway, MoDOT has made a proposal. They are proposing to take over maintenance and ownership of the section of Salcedo Road between Main and Kingshighway and redesignate the route, but in exchange they want us to take over ownership and maintenance of the North Outer Road of US 60 between Ashley and Route AA.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

Award of Airport Fuel RFP
When the city took over operations of the Sikeston Memorial Airport in September of 2016, we continued with the previous fuel supplier, World Fuel (Phillips 66). After taking time to get acclimated to the running of the airport, staff posted a Request for Proposals for supplying fuel to the Sikeston Airport.  We received proposals from four firms: 
  1. Eastern Aviation Fuels, Inc. (Shell)
  2. World Fuel Services (Phillips 66)
  3. AV Fuel
  4. Satterfield (Phillips 66)
After careful review, staff is recommending that council approve the proposal and enter into a contract with Eastern Aviation Fuels, Inc. Their prices are competitive, but their sales representative, Mr. Steve Johnson, has been very impressive and most helpful.  In addition, they are the supplier for the airports at Cape Girardeau and Poplar Bluff, which would allow us to share fuel loads with other regional airports and save costs.  Both Cape and Poplar Bluff speak well of Eastern Aviation. 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

Authorization to Approve Proposal from Allgeier Martin for Stormwater Study in Anderson/Applegate Area
The Anderson/Applegate area continues to be one of our most prone areas to flooding within the city limits.  Staff recommends engaging Dr. Charles Patterson with Allgeier Martin to continue his study in this area to make recommendations for improvements to reduce the flooding impacts.
 
We considered an RFP/RFQ process for this study, but due to the ground work that has already been laid by Dr. Patterson on this watershed with his flood map revisions to the north, it only makes sense to continue with Allgeier Martin.
 
The cost of the study is $15,000, and it is included in the current year’s budget. 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

Award Bid #18-10, CY-18 Street Improvement Program - Waters Engineering
On March 13, 2018 the city received two (2) bids for the milling and overlaying of Kingshighway Street from Greer Street to South Main Street. This project also includes replacing the curb ramps at the street intersections along Kingshighway to be compliant with ADA requirements.
 
This work is part of the routine CY-18 Street improvement Program and will be completed before the start of the next school year, with funding appropriated through the Transportation Sales Tax Fund and the Capital Improvement Fund.
 
Apex Paving of Cape Girardeau, Missouri submitted a low bid with a price of $322,155.55. Our internal estimate for construction for the project was $325,476.00. At this time, we ask that Council award the bid to Apex Paving.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

1st & 2nd Reading, Emergency Bill #  , South Industrial Park Annexation
 Information will be presented at the Council Meeting by City Counselor. 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

1st & 2nd Reading, Emergency Bill #  , Annexation of Colen Kelley Property
 City Counselor will present information at the Council Meeting.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

Approve MoDOT Entrance Across Railroad Right-of-Way
MoDOT Southeast District has approached the city requesting our approval to build a driveway entrance from East Malone Avenue across the railroad right-of-way into their maintenance facility. Staff has found this request acceptable, as long as they construct a paved surface, provide all maintenance and it be located at least 200’ west of Edwards Avenue.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

Executive Session: 
Security (RSMO 610.021(19)) - Disclosure would impair the public governmental body's ability to protect the security or safety of persons or real property, and that the public interest in nondisclosure outweighs the public interest in disclosure of the records.
 
Property (RSMo 610.021(2))  
 
Upcoming Events & Festivals
Sikeston Area Events & Festivals 
 
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. 
 
April 5-27:  The Bootheel Regional High School Judged Art Show will be held at the Sikeston Depot Museum, 116 W. Malone. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM.  
 
April 5:  The 68th Annual Sikeston Regional Chamber Banquet will be held at the Sikeston Armory, 300 S. Main St., from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Admission is $45 per person or $350 for a table of 8.  For more information, call 471-2498.
 
April 17:  The Holocaust Remembrance Art Show will be held at the Sikeston Depot Museum, 116 W. Malone. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM.
 
April 20:  Sikeston’s Feed My Starving Children will be held at the Sikeston Armory located at 300 S. Main. For more information, contact Mari Ann Moyers at 573-620-6073 or Regina Guthrie at 573-620-0587.
 
April 21:  Sikeston’s Parks & Recreation will host a Kid’s Garage Sale from 9 AM - Noon at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella Drive. Here is a way for your kids to make money by clearing out those old toys, games and clothes they no longer want and sell them at the Garage Sale.  Tables are $7 and kids must be 6-14 to rent a table.  To register for a table, call 573-475-3775 or email dcare@sikeston.org.  Space is limited to 20 tables.
 
April 28:  Join the Relay for Life of Scott County at the Sikeston Complex on Campanella Drive from Noon - 10 PM.
 
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 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. 
 
Regular City Council Meeting for April 2 has been cancelled.
 
The Housing Authority Commission will conduct its regular monthly meeting at noon, April 9 at the Housing Authority Office, 360 Allen Boulevard.
 
The Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4:30 p.m., April 9 in the Library’s McAmis Community Room, 121 E. North Street.
 
The Park Board will meet at 5:15 p.m., April 9 at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella Drive.
 
The Board of Municipal Utilities Commission will meet at 4 p.m., April 10 at the BMU Administration Building, 107 E. Malone Avenue.
 
Reorganizational Council meeting is tentatively scheduled for April 13. Time to be announced at a later date.
 
The LCRA Commission will meet at 11:30 a.m., April 16 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center St.
 
Special City Council meeting will be held April 30 at 11:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center Street.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Annual Community Clean-Up
Sikeston’s Annual Community Clean-Up will be held for 9 days beginning April 21 and ending April 29 at the Compost Site on Compress Road. The Compost Site will be open from 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM each day for residents to bring any large bulky items, rubbish, yard waste, washers, dryers, microwaves, refrigerators, hot water heaters, commodes, tires no larger than 16” without rims and household furniture.  The site will be manned and proof of residence will be required.  For more information, call the Street Department at 475-3732.
 
Kid's Garage Sale
Sikeston’s Parks & Recreation will host a Kid’s Garage Sale on April 21 from 9 AM - Noon at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella Drive. Here is a way for your kids to make money by clearing out those old toys, games and clothes they no longer want and sell them at the Garage Sale.  Tables are $7 and kids must be 6-14 to rent a table.  To register for a table, call 573-475-3775 or email dcare@sikeston.org.  Space is limited to 20 tables.
 
 
 
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:
 
 
April 4
April 28
May 12
May 23
 
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 24
April 7
April 21
May 5
May 19
 
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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