City of Sikeston
SIKESTON SCANNER
SIKESTON SCANNER
 
COUNCIL TO MEET AUGUST 27 AT 11:30 A.M.
The Sikeston City Council will meet at 11:30 AM., Monday, August 27 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 
August Council & Boards and Commission Meetings
Announcements
Compost Site Schedule 
Recycling Program Schedule 
Council Agenda Items
PUBLIC HEARING 
ESTABLISHMENT OF 2018 MUNICIPAL TAX LEVY 

1st & 2nd Reading, Bill #6109, Establishing the 2018 Tax Levy 
 In accordance with RSMO 67.110, all political subdivisions must establish their 2018, property tax rates by September 1, after a public hearing.  After receiving assessed valuation data from both Scott and New Madrid Counties, the State Auditor’s Office calculates rates permitted in order to be in compliance with laws pertaining to revenue restrictions established by the Hancock Amendment and those subdivisions with voluntary reduction restrictions.
 
Due to the requirements of the State of Missouri, this is presented as an emergency bill which upon approval, shall be forwarded to both Counties and the State Auditor’s Office for final approval.  
  
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets

2nd Reading, Bill #6114, Authorization to Enter into Option to Purchase Real Estate on Behalf of BMU
Authorization is being requested to enter into a real estate contract and option to purchase real estate from David K. Lape Farms, Inc. for the future construction of a well and water treatment plant.  Approval of Bill #6114 is being requested. 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets

1st Reading, Bill #6115, BMU Rate Increase - Electrical
The Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities (BMU) has submitted requests for electric rate increases. BMU General Manager Rick Landers will be present at the August 27 City Council meeting to present the request and answer any questions.   
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets

1st Reading, Bill #6122, BMU Rate Increase - Sanitary Sewer
The Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities (BMU) has submitted requests for sanitary sewer rate increases. BMU General Manager Rick Landers will be present at the August 27 City Council meeting to present the request and answer any questions.  
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

1st Reading, Bill #6123, BMU Rate Increase - Water
The Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities (BMU) has submitted requests for water rate increases. BMU General Manager Rick Landers will be present at the August 27 City Council meeting to present the request and answer any questions.  
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

Operations of Golf Carts on City Streets
Recently members of the City Council have inquired about allowing the operation of golf carts on city streets.  Missouri law differentiates between several vehicle types, including golf carts, low-speed vehicles, utility vehicles, recreational off-highway vehicles, all-terrain vehicles and off-road vehicles.  Each vehicle type has separate requirements if cities want to allow them to operate on public streets.
 
The State statute authorizing cities to allow golf carts on city streets gives cities the ability to allow golf carts with certain restrictions, and to adopt additional safety requirements above and beyond that which is required by the State law.  Generally speaking, cities may adopt laws that are more stringent than state or federal laws, but not less stringent. 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

Monument/Wayfinding Sign Locations 
In October of 2016 the City entered into a 5 year contract with Geograph Industries for manufacture and installation of wayfinding and monument signs. The project was to be completed and paid in phases each year from the annual budget of the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), which was then run as a city department. The project was split up over five years in order to spread the payments out in a way that would be affordable within the projected guest tax revenues.
 
At this point in time, all of the wayfinding and highway welcome signs have been installed and paid for, and only the monument signs are outstanding. The contractor (Geograph) would like to install, and be paid for, the three monument signs all at once rather than come back in each of the upcoming fiscal years. The Chamber/CVB staff and I had a conference call with Geograph several weeks ago and they were also willing to scale back the project to fewer monument signs if we just wanted to finish out the project and be done with it.
 
The locations originally approved for monument signs were:
  • On the railroad right-of-way near the Miner/Sikeston city limits.
  • On 61 north of Fed Ex in the industrial park.
  • On the SW corner of HH and N Ingram (approaching the Rodeo and Sports Complex) 
More recent discussions with the City Council resulted in staff taking a second look at those locations. City and Chamber of Commerce/CVB staff now recommend two signs:
  • On the railroad right-of-way near the Miner/Sikeston city limits (could be placed just west of Edward Ave, near the MoDOT maintenance yard, or a little bit further to the east, closer to the next driveway).
  • In Matthews Park, facing westbound Hwy 60/Future I-57 traffic.
The original contract with Geograph was for 3 monument signs at $39,900 each (total $119,700). They have given us a revised estimate of $89,800 to do only two signs. Per previous City Council direction, if the balance of the Tourism Tax Fund (approximately $51,000) is paid by the City toward the signs, the remaining balance of approximately $38,800 would be paid by the Chamber/CVB.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

Resolution 18-08-01, Authorizing Emergency Demolition of Four Structures  
City staff has determined that  four properties are immediate health and safety hazards. The structures on each of the properties have been destroyed by fire and present immediate dangers to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Sikeston. Unsafe debris is found on all of the properties, and some of the structures also have walls and/or roofs that are in immediate danger of collapse. If the Council approves Resolution 18-08-27, staff will seeks quotes for cleaning up any of the properties that we are unable to demolish with our own equipment. The FY19 budget contains $30,000 for demolitions and it is expected that the total of these demolitions will be well below that amount.  The four properties are:  315 Alabama, 402 William, 309 Jaycee and 1510 W. North. 
 
 Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

1st Reading, Bill #6116, Stop Sign at Wakefield & N. Ranney
The Traffic Committee met on August 21, 20108 and did favorably pass this agenda item to amend the uniform traffic code by placing 4-way stop signs on North Ranney Street at Wakefield Avenue.  This was a request made by DPS.  
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

1st Reading, Bill #6117, Stop Sign at Glacier & Yellowstone
The Traffic Committee met on August 21, 2018 and did favorably pass this agenda item to amend the uniform traffic code by placing stop signs at Glacier/Yellowstone to control south bound traffic. 
  
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

1st & 2nd Reading, Bill #6119, Request to Rezone Property Located South of Brunt Blvd. and North of US Highway 60 from "AG" Agriculture to "R-1" Single Family Residential
This is a request to rezone a tract of land ( South Ridge Estates, 22nd Addition) which consists of approximately 7.47 acres and is generally located South of Brunt Boulevard and North of U.S. Highway 60 from “AG” Agriculture to “R-1” Single Family Residential, in the City of Sikeston, New Madrid County, Missouri.
 
The Planning & Zoning Commission did meet and approved this request on August 21, 2018.
 
This rezoning would change the current zoning from Agriculture to Two Family Dwellings, so that a planned commercial subdivision could be developed. Due to the time requirements, this matter is being presented as an emergency measure. 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

1st and 2nd Reading, Bill #6120, Request to Approve Proposed Subdivision (South Ridge Estates, 22nd Addition) located South of Brunt Blvd. and North of US Highway 60
This is a request for a proposed subdivision (South Ridge Estates, 22nd Addition) which consists of approximately 7.47 acres and is generally located South of Brunt Boulevard and North of U.S. Highway 60, in the City of Sikeston, New Madrid County, Missouri. 
 
The Planning & Zoning Commission did meet and approved this request on August 21, 2018.
 
This request would allow for a planned commercial subdivision to be developed. Due to the time requirements, this matter is being presented as an emergency measure.  
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

Award Bid 19-12, Commercial Grader with Transit
Staff opened bids for a Box Blade Grader with a Transit on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.  Bids were received from two companies.  The bid tabulation sheet is attached.  The low bid from BRANDEIS is for $13,802.40 for a Level Best.  The Level Best comes with a 1-year warranty. 
 
The Parks and Recreation Department budgeted $13,800 for a box blade grader in the 2019 Capital Improvement Fund.  The Level Best is the type of equipment that our department would prefer to work with for touchups on ballfield grading. 
 
Staff is recommending a bid award to BRANDIES for $13,802.40 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

Authorize Purchase of DuraEdge Infield Materials
The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking approval to purchase a combined 125 tons of DuraEdge Professional Infield Material  to be installed on the Field #1 and Field #2 infields for $17,350.00 ($8,675.00 per field) and 50 tons of DuraTrax Warning Track Material for $5,700.00 ($2850.00 per field). These prices include the material and freight costs.   
 
According to Bid #19-13 - Infield Renovations, the Parks and Recreation Department stated that the City would purchase the materials from the distributor directly.
 
Staff recommends purchasing 125 tons of DuraEdge Professional Infield Material and 50 tons of DuraTrax Warning Track Material from Advanced Turf Solutions at the total price of $23,050.00 for installation on the Field #1 and Field #2 infields. 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

Award Bid 19-13, Infield Renovations
Staff opened bids from one vendor on Wednesday, August 15 for the renovation of three infields in the Recreation Complex.  This included the National League Field (Field #1), American League Field (Field #2) and the JBR Baseball Field (Field #8) as an add alternate bid.  The bid tabulation sheet is attached.  The current bid was from Advanced Turf Solutions from Fishers, Indiana for $23,258.94for Field #1 and $16,156.53 for Field #2.  They did not submit a price for the add alternate bid for Field #8.  The combined total of both fields is $39,415.47.
 
With material costs, the overall budget for both fields was $40,500.00.  The Parks and Recreation Department issued a Contract Amendment last week to reduce the size of the warning track around the fields.  The new price is $30,615.47 for labor and including another $23,050.00 for materials the total is $53,665.47.  The overage is covered within the Parks Capital Improvement Fund due to other costs being under budget.
                                                                                                                                                     
Staff recommends awarding the bid to Advanced Turf Solutions to renovate the infields for Field #1 and Field #2 for $53,665.47.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

Award Contract to MUSCO Lighting for Lighting Upgrade
The Parks and Recreation Department budgeted $55,000.00 to upgrade the baseball and softball field lighting at the Recreation Complex.  MUSCO Lighting whose headquarters are in Oskaloosa, Iowa submitted a quote through the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) for $34,000.00.  The quote is to install a Control-Link Cabinet for Fields #1- 4 and install a Control-Link Cabinet for Fields #5 – 8.  The Control-Link Cabinet is designed for the field lights to be set on timers which Parks Staff can control without having users needing to be inside the control room of the concession stands. 
 
The $34,000 price doesn’t include wiring Field #6 and Field #8 because the amount of fixtures on each of those fields requires more powerful amp contactors and the Contractor while on site will investigate a better solution to incorporate these two fields to the current cabinet.  The estimated additional cost to wire Field #6 and Field #8 is $8,000 which is still under the overall budgeted amount.  
 
Staff recommends awarding the contract to MUSCO Lighting for $34,000.00 for the purchase and installation of the Control-Link Cabinets for the baseball and softball fields. 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

Briefing:  New Madrid County Flood Plain Project
On Wednesday, August 15th, SEMA staff presented an update for the flood plain mapping for New Madrid County.  This was in response to the many comments made on the updated presented in February of this year.  We are pleased to announce that the areas in the southern portions of Sikeston which were be added to the floodplain as a part of the February update have since been removed.  Therefore, none of those areas will be added as a part of this update. 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets   

Approval of Land Lease for Airport Hanger
Staff is requesting Council to approve the land lease contract for the Brown’s airport hangar which is up for renewal.  The cost has been updated to be consistent with other renters of similar space.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 
 
Upcoming Events & Festivals
Sikeston Area Events & Festivals 
Every Saturday:  Sikeston Farmers Market will be held in Legion Park in Downtown Sikeston on Saturdays, May through October, from 7:30 AM to sellout.  Come downtown for locally grown fruits and vegetables, breads, jellies, jams and honey.
 
August 31:
Annual Return to Sunset activities will be held August 31-September 1 at Lincoln Park located on North & Petty Street.  This event includes children’s activities, food, games and music.
 
Benton Neighbor Days Festival will be held at Benton City Park on Cottage Street in Benton, MO on August 31 from 5 PM - 11:30 PM and September 1 from 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM.  This annual event hosts a parade, pageants, tournaments, live music, great food, mud races and greased pole climb.
 
For additional events throughout the year, click here.
 
Upcoming Meetings & Announcements
August Council & Boards and Commission Meetings
Meeting dates & times are subject to change.  Changes will be posted on Sikeston Facebook. 
  
Special City Council Meeting will be held August 27 at 11:30 AM in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center St.
 
 
Announcements
Deadline for Boards & Commission Application Submission
The City of Sikeston is in the process of preparing for our annual Boards and Commissions appointments.  We currently have 35 positions available on 15 different boards.  To be considered for this round of appointments, Citizens Resource Bank Applications must be submitted to Rhonda Council by Friday, August 24th at 5:00 p.m.  To be eligible for appointment, taxpayers must have no outstanding municipal taxes, fees or fines.  Applications are available at the Public Library an on our website, www.sikeston.org.   
 
Recycling of Plastic Bags
Due to recent recycling changes, Sonny's Solid Waste will no longer accept plastic bags at their recycling center.
 
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.  NOTE:  Due to recent recycling changes, plastic bags will no longer be accepted.
 
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)
 
Upcoming Dates: 
August 25
September 5
September 22
 
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.
 
NOTE:  Due to recent changes in recycling,  plastic bags will no longer be accepted at Sonny's Recycling Center during recycling drop offs.  Please place all recycled items in the self-service stations in loose form.
 
Upcoming Saturday Recycling Dates at Sonny's Solid Waste Recycling Center
(451 Smith St.): 
September 8
September 29
 
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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