City of Sikeston
The Sikeston City Council will meet at 5:00 PM., Monday, November 5 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.               
Council Agenda Items
Sikeston Area Events & Festivals 
August Council & Boards and Commission Meetings
Compost Site Schedule 
Recycling Program Schedule 
Council Agenda Items
2nd Reading and Approval of Bill #6125, Authorization to Change George E. Day Parkway from Colonel to General
When Mr. Scott Matthews was developing South Ridge Estates in the south portion of the City of Sikeston, he chose to name a new east-west thoroughfare after one of his war heroes, Colonel George E. Day.  We have recently learned that Colonel Day was posthumously advanced to the rank of brigadier general at an Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia on June 8, 2018.
For this reason, some local citizens including Mr. Matthews and Mr. Blair Moran have requested that the City rename Colonel George E. Day Parkway to General George E. Day Parkway.
No residences open up to the parkway.  Only one business has an address along the parkway.  This is Delta South Nursing Care And Rehabilitation Center located at 640 Colonel George E. Day Parkway in Sikeston.  The City Manager has spoken personally with the owner, Mr. Terry Cole, and Mr. Cole informed him that he had no issue with the name change.  Therefore, there will be no significant impact to any address changes.
Staff seeks Councils approval of this bill.
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

2nd Reading & Consideration of Bill #6126, Extension of Cell Tower Lease 
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 been working with City Counselor Leible to extend the current lease and have agreed to the following:
  • 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.
  • $45,000 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
It is the recommendation of city staff to proceed with the renewal.
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

 Authorization to Approve Mobile Command Grant to Replace Satellite Dish
The City of Sikeston's Department of Public Safety was recently awarded a Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Activity (LETPA) Grant from the State of Missouri Department of Homeland Security.  This grant award was for $30,750 to replace equipment on the Mobile Command/Communications Unit.
The current satellite data/communications dish has been declared obsolete by the manufacturer.  The cost for a new dish from Signal Mountain Networks, Inc. is $25,608, plus $100 mounting fee and $573 shipping costs, for a total purchase price of $26,281.  This will be covered 100% by grant funding.
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

Authorization to Execute Airspace Agreement
Brian Self is currently renovating the property at 111 E. Front Street and wishes to construct a balcony that will protrude from his property line over the sidewalk and have posts that rest on the sidewalk.  An Airspace Agreement is needed as part of the building permit process.
Approval of this agreement would allow Mr. Self to pursue the construction of his balcony contingent upon him securing all necessary documentation for the building permit.
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

1st Reading, Bill #6127, Authorization to Execute Signing Agreement with Missouri Highways & Transportation Commission to Re-designate Route Y on Salcedo Road 
Council made a request to MoDOT to designate Route Y to follow Salcedo Road all the way to Main rather than taking the left turn on Kingshighway.  As part of the request, an agreement needs to be signed with MoDOT which would allow them to install and maintain signage and/or traffic control in that one block area of Salcedo that will be designated Route Y.
Approval of this bill will be requested at the November 26th Council meeting. 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 
Upcoming Events & Festivals
Sikeston Area Events & Festivals 
November 2-29:  Mingo Wildlife Refuge Photography Show will be held November 2-29 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Sikeston Depot Museum, 116 W. Malone Ave.  The traveling exhibition captures the natural beauty of this wildlife reserve.
November 2-30:  Guest artist Dianne Dickerson’s Art Exhibit will be on display at the Sikeston Depot Museum, 116 W. Malone Avenue, November 2-30 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
November 3:  St. Francis Xavier Parish Church, 245 W. Front St., will host a Shopping Extravaganza November 3 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  The extravaganza will feature lots of different items for sale, including homemade crafts and food booths.  For more information, call 573-471-2447.
November 4:  Daylight Savings Time ends November 4.  Set your clocks back one hour Saturday night.  Also please remember to check the batteries in your smoke detector.
November 9:  St. Francis Xavier will have their annual Chili & Soup Lunch November 9 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Parish Center, 245 Front St.  Tickets are $6 and carry-outs are available.  Proceeds from this luncheon support St. Francis Xavier schools.
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. 
The Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4:30 p.m. November 5 in the Library’s McAmis Community Room, 121 E. North Street.
Regular City Council Meeting will be held November 5 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center St.
The Housing Authority Commission will meet November 5 at noon at the Sikeston Housing Authority Office, 360 Allen Boulevard.  
The Board of Municipal Utilities Commission will meet at 4 PM., November 13 at the BMU Administration Building, 107 E. Malone Avenue.
The LCRA Commission will meet at 11:30 a.m., November 19 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center St.
Public Safety Advisory Board will meet at 6:00 p.m. November 19 in the Conference Room at DPS Headquarters, 201 S. Kingshighway.
Special City Council Meeting will be held November 26 at 11:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center St.
Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 8:00 a.m. November 27 in the Conference Room of the Sikeston Regional Chamber Office, 128 N. New Madrid St.
Daylight Savings Time ends November 4.  Set your clocks back one hour Saturday night.  Also please remember to check the batteries in your smoke detector.
Veteran’s Day (November 11) will be officially observed November 12.  City offices will be open.
Veteran’s Day Ceremony will be held November 12 at 9:15 a.m. at the Sikeston Field House.  Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Carr will be the guest speaker.
In observance of Thanksgiving holiday, City offices will be closed November 22-23.
There will be no trash pickup on Thanksgiving Day (November 22).  Trash pickup will resume November 23.
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.
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: 
November 3
November 21
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.): 
November 10
November 24
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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