City of Sikeston
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COUNCIL TO MEET MAY 7 AT 5:00 P.M.
The Sikeston City Council will meet at 5:00 PM., Monday, May 7 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center St.  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 
May Council & Boards/Commission Meetings
Announcements
Compost Site Schedule 
Recycling Program Schedule 
Council Agenda Items
Library Board of Trustees Appointment
State statute mandates Library Board of Trustee terms take effect on July 1 of each year. Council is asked to take action on three Library Board positions, as follows:
 
Trustee Appointments being considered                            Terms Served
Lew Polivick                                                                        2 Terms, Ineligible for reappointment
Carolyn Tetley                                                                     2 Terms, Ineligible for reappointment
Larry Bohannon                                                                   2 Terms, Ineligible for reappointment
 
Resource Bank Applicants:           
Greg Colwick, 103 Wickerwood                     Harry Howard, 905 Davis Blvd., #4
Trevor Miller, 109 Greenbrier                         Libby Caskey, 139 Greenbrier                      
Patricia Bill, 1002 N. Ranney                         James P. Miller, 516 W. Lindenwood Ave.
Susan Howle Werner, 938 North West St.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

Authorization to Purchase Accessible Playground Equipment 
The 2017 VISION Sikeston Leadership Class raised $26,316.00 to purchase an All Inclusive Swing Set for the Recreation Complex. The class had been raising money since August of 2017 and exceeded their goal of raising $25,000. 
 
Parks and Recreation Director, Dustin Care, worked closely with the class in identifying a location; while also discussing the layout and what type of swing set to purchase. The proposed swing set is a 2 bay swing set with a tot seat, a belt seat, an inclusive seat, and a generation swing (face to face).  The surface area will consist of rubber tiles which are handicapped accessible.  The cost of the swing set and installation of the tiles is $27,065.50.  The City will cover the additional cost of the swing set that wasn’t raised and pour the 38 x 34 concrete sub base with a 4” thickness for the tiles.  The City pouring the concrete sub base ourselves saves $10,407.50.
 
The swing set will be located next to the Skate Park. The hope is to expand our inclusive recreation needs and tie the swing set in with the Challenger Baseball Field and also plan for the future of developing an all-inclusive playground.
 
Staff recommends the purchase of the swing set from Lil Tykes, LLC through the NJPA for $27,065.50. 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

2nd Reading & Consideration, Bill #6095, Allowing Parking on East Side of Kingshighway, South of Greer
At the April 30 City Council meeting, the Council conducted first reading of Bill 6095, allowing parking on the east side of South Kingshighway, 180 feet south of Greer, as requested by the Missouri Career Center located at the corner of South Kingshighway and Greer. Earlier this year staff corrected some signage on the north side of Greer to allow more parking (a longer distance from the corner was marked no parking than was designated in the City Code) and Council passed an ordinance allowing parking on the west side of South Kingshighway adjacent to the DPS Headquarters. The Career Center still reports that they have parking shortages so staff has reviewed and is recommending removal of the current “no parking” designation adjacent to the Career Center on South Kingshighway.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

 Cell Tower Lease with American Tower
The City of Sikeston allowed Roberts Tower Company to construct a cell tower at the rear of Fire Station 1 on North West Street. In exchange for the lease, Roberts Tower agreed to pay $200 per month for the land lease and pay 10% of the rent on the tower. The City also has the rights to have six whip antennas on the tower.
 
In 2010, Roberts Tower Company was purchased by American Tower Corporation. The City currently receives $17,000 annually in revenue from American Tower Company.  During the remaining six years, revenue is expected to total $111,700. 
 
The current lease expires in 2025. At that time, American Tower can assign rights to the tower, to the City for a fair market value assessment and the City of Sikeston will give American Tower a tax receipt.  The City does not have the expertise to operate or maintain a cell tower. 
         
The cellular carriers that American Tower does business with enter into 30-40 year terms and they like to know that the tower they are on (or would potentially go on) is stable with a long term commitment. American Tower wants to extend the current ground lease with us (or selling them an easement if that works better) to have the best chance to market the tower.
 
American Tower has requested the City Council extend the current lease and has offered the following proposals:       
 
  • Option 1 : Lump sum payment of  $600,000
    • Perpetual easement of the existing leased premises.
    • Non-exclusive easement for access and utilities.
    • Keep rights to existing six, whip antenna
 
  • Option 2: Lease Agreement Extension  
    • 5 additional years effective at the expiration of the lease agreement, 7/14/2025 with the option to renew for 9 additional 5 year terms.
    • $60,000 signing bonus upon full-execution of extension agreement.
    • New Rental rate of $600/month
    • 3% annual rent increases moving forward
    • Keep existing and future 10% revenue share
    • Keep rights to existing six, whip antenna
 
  • Option 3: Lease Agreement Extension  
    • 5 additional years effective at the expiration of the lease agreement, 7/14/2025 with the option to renew for 9 additional 5 year terms.
    • $40,000 signing bonus upon full-execution of extension agreement.
    • New Rental rate of $800/month
    • 3% annual rent increases moving forward
    • Keep existing and future 10% revenue share
    • Keep rights to existing six, whip antenna
 
  • Option 4: Lease Agreement Extension  
    • 5 additional years effective at the expiration of the lease agreement, 7/14/2025 with the option to renew for 9 additional 5 year terms.
    • $20,000 signing bonus upon full-execution of extension agreement.
    • New Rental rate of $1000/month
    • 3% annual rent increases moving forward
    • Keep existing and future 10% revenue share
    • Keep rights to existing six, whip antenna
 
Staff has prepared financial analysis of the proposals and information has been forwarded to the city counselor for review. American Tower will be submitting a contract for the city council’s consideration, once an option has been chosen.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

Approval of Change Order - Street Improvements Contract 18-9
Recently, the council approved contract 18-9 with Apex (Delta) Asphalt for the milling and overlay of Salcedo, Airport Boulevard, and Daniel Street.  Based on new information, there are some changes that need to be made to the contract in the form of change order #1.  These include the following:
 
Pine Street Drainage – A deduction to the contract of $34,000 to remove the drainage improvements along Pine Street near Virginia Pine Apartments.  We plan to bundle these improvements with another similar improvement in a separate, smaller contract to significantly save costs.
 
Millings – Apex as offered a deduction of $5 per ton if they get to keep the millings (Typically, we keep them for use in alleys and parking areas as parks).  This will be a deduction to the contract of approximately $9,000.
 
Complex Parking Areas/Taylor Street – Funds recently received by the Sikeston Special Road District will now be utilized for the mill and overlay of Salcedo and Airport Boulevard.  This savings now allows us to add some additional work.  This additional work will include paving and drainage improvements to two parking lots in the Sikeston Complex (the first two on the left when entering from Ingram).  It also includes the mill and overlay of Taylor Street in the block adjacent to Tanner Street Church of God.  This work will result in an addition to the contract of $104,000.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

Award Bid 18-42, Airport Pavement Sealing & Pavement Markings
On April 18, 2018 the city received six (6) bids for the sealcoating and pavement markings for the runway and taxiway at our airport.
 
The low bid was from American Road Maintenance, Inc., in the amount of $198,320.00 which was below the engineer’s estimate.
 
This project is ninety percent (90%) funded by federal non-primary entitlement funding through MoDOT. The City’s local cash match would be $23,044.00. At this time we ask that Council award the bid to American Road Maintenance, Inc. contingent upon MoDOT concurrence and award. 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 
 
 
Upcoming Events & Festivals
Sikeston Area Events & Festivals 
 
Saturdays in May:  Sikeston Farmers Market will be held in Legion Park in Downtown Sikeston on Saturdays, May through October, from 7:30 a.m. to sellout. Come downtown for locally grown fruits and vegetables, breads, jellies, jams and honey.
 
May 3-31:  Guest artist Mayme Young's Art Exhibition will be held May 3-31 at the Sikeston Depot Museum, 116 W. Malone.  Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 AM-4 PM.   
 
May 5:  The 9th Annual Sikeston Jaycee & Health Facilities Rehab Crawfish Boil & Music Festival will be held May 5 from 2:00 PM - Midnight at the Sikeston Rodeo Grounds, 1220 N. Ingram. Feast on more than 3,000 pounds of fresh Louisiana crawfish with all the fixings.  Enjoy live music and family activities.  Tickets are $10 presale and $12 at the gate.  HELD RAIN OR SHINE!  Contact Isaac Quick (573-931-0099; Iquick93@gmail.com) or De Bizzell (573-380-9208; debizzell@gmail.com) with any questions.
 
May 11:  Spring Fling Wing Ding Benefiting Sikeston P.A.W.S. will be held May 11 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM on the patio at Jeremiah’s Restaurant & Lounge located at 102 N. Kingshighway. Tickets are $25, which include all-you-can-eat wings as well as beer and wine.  Tickets can be purchased at the door.
 
May 12: Join the Sikeston Parks & Recreation for their FREE Annual Fishing Derby on May 12 at the Recreation Complex Lake from 8 AM until 10 AM. This event is open to all kids age 15 and under.  Each child must provide his or her own fishing pole and bait.  Small children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Children may be assisted by an adult, however, children should do their own fishing as much as possible.  The lake will be open to public fishing at the close of the Fishing Derby.
 
Children will compete for prizes in three age categories: 5 and under, 6 to 10, and 11 to 15.  Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish caught and the most pounds weighed in within a five fish limit in each age group.  All fishing must be completed by 10:00 AM for participants to be eligible for prizes.  For more information, call 573-475-3775 or email dcare@sikeston.org.
 
May 14:  Bootheel United Way Golf Tournament will be held May 14 at the Fox Haven Country Club located at 1 Country Club Drive. For more information, contact Shawna Gerding at bootheeluw@gmail.com.
 
May 19:  Sikeston Parks & Recreation and PURE Yoga Studio are partnering to offer FREE Yoga in the Park on May 19 from 10 AM - Noon at Recreation Complex #7. Beginners to more experienced yogis are welcome to join in on this wellness event in the park!
 
May 20:  Sikeston High School will have their Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony on May 20 at 2:00 PM at the Football Field. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the Field House.
 
For additional events throughout the year, click here.
 
Upcoming Meetings & Announcements
May 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., May 7 in the Library’s McAmis Community Room, 121 E. North Street.
 
Regular City Council Meeting will be held May 7 at 5:00 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center St.
 
The Board of Municipal Utilities Commission will meet at 4 p.m., May 8 at the BMU Administration Building, 107 E. Malone Avenue.
 
The Housing Authority Commission will conduct its regular monthly meeting at noon, May 14 at the Housing Authority Office, 360 Allen Boulevard.
 
The Park Board will meet at 5:15 p.m., May 14 at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella Drive.
 
The LCRA Commission will meet at 11:30 a.m., May 21 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center St.
 
Public Safety Advisory Board will meet at 6:00 PM, May 21 in the Conference Room at DPS Headquarters, 201 S. Kingshighway.
 
Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 8:00 a.m. May 29 in the Conference Room of the Sikeston Regional Chamber Office, 128 N. New Madrid.
 
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.
 
Annual Curbside Cleanup
The City of Sikeston’s Spring Cleanup Curbside Pickup from Sonny’s Solid Waste for residents with Monday and Thursday trash collection will be May 14 and May 17.  Place all items next to the curb the night before the scheduled pickup dates.  There will be no return trips, no exceptions.  A $10 fee will apply for pickup of certain large household appliances such as washers, dryers, dishwashers, stoves, etc.  Please contact Sonny’s at 471-2869 for additional information.
 
The City of Sikeston’s Spring Cleanup Curbside Pickup from Sonny’s Solid Waste for residents with Tuesday and Friday trash collection will be May 22 and May 25.  Place all items next to the curb the night before the scheduled pickup dates.  There will be no return trips, no exceptions.  A $10 fee will apply for pickup of certain large household appliances such as washers, dryers, dishwashers, stoves, etc.  Please contact Sonny’s at 471-2869 for additional information.
 
No Trash Pickup On Memorial Day (May 28)
Due to Memorial Day, Sonny’s Solid Waste will not pick up trash on May 28.
 
City Offices Closed Memorial Day (May 28)
City offices will be closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.
 
 
 
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: 
May 12
May 23 (Wednesday)
June 09
June 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.): 
 
May 05
May 19
June 02
June 16
 
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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