City of Sikeston
The Sikeston City Council will meet at 7:30 AM., Monday, November 26 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 
December Council & Boards and Commission Meetings
Compost Site Schedule 
Recycling Program Schedule 
Council Agenda Items
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.
Staff seeks Council's approval of this bill. 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

1st Reading, Bill #6107, Establishing Downtown C2-DT Exterior Building Material Regulations
The Downtown Sikeston area, particularly the C-2 DT district, is a significant and valuable cultural and historic resource for the Sikeston community worthy of conservation and protection. From time to time discussions have been had regarding design standards for downtown, to make sure that the exterior design of buildings is compatible with the historic character of downtown.  Downtown is currently undertaking a visioning process in collaboration with Missouri Main Street, and that process may include discussion of detailed design standards.
Bill 6107 stipulates that for any new construction or significant exterior renovation in the C-2 DT district, no more than 15% of the total area of finished or visible exterior surface shall consist of metal, vinyl, dryvit, EIFS, concrete, concrete blocks, concrete masonry units, asphalt shingles, clapboard siding, bevel siding, lap siding, weatherboard siding, HardiePlank, fiberglass, plywood, pressboard, oriented strand board (OSB), medium density fiberboard (MDF) or similar materials.
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

3rd Reading, Bill #6126, Extension of Cell Tower Lease 
American Tower Company currently leases land behind Fire Station 1 on North West Street. 
American Tower has been working with City Counselor Leible to extend the current lease and have agreed to the following:
     a)  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.
     b)  $650,000 signing bonus upon full-execution of extension agreement.
     c)  Non-exclusive access for access and utilities
     d)  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 Proceed with Snow Plow & Spreader Packages
Staff would like to purchase two (2) 8’ Super Duty plow and spreader packages, an additional spreader and (3) spreader stands from Viking Cives Midwest, Inc. to use with the Street Department’s pickup trucks.
The cost of each plow and spreader package is $8,615.00. An additional spreader costs $2,550.00 and the stands cost $150.00 each. The total price of all items is $20,230.00.
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

Update to Board of Appeals Process
Code Enforcement has created a Board of Appeals Application, which brings us into compliance with the 2012 International Property Maintenance Code and the City of Sikeston Rental Property Minimum Housing Quality Standards Ordinance.
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

Lease Agreement with Drury Southwest Signs
Mississippi River Radio currently leases ground from the City for a billboard on the former Union Pacific railroad ground, for $900/yr. River Radio has conveyed their interest in the ground lease for the sign to Drury Southwest Signs, Inc. Drury Southwest is planning to rehabilitate the existing sign and put it back into active use, and has requested an updated lease with the City. 
 They have proposed a $950/yr lease with a 10 year initial term and options for 3 additional 10 year terms. Also, in exchange for permission to remove three trees that currently block the sign, Drury has offered to contribute $800 toward purchase of replacement trees to be placed on the railroad right-of-way, compatible with our plans for an eventual Rail-Trail.
Staff recommends that Council authorize execution of the lease with the following amendments:
     a)  After each 10 year lease term the lease may be extended for initial terms if mutually agreeable by the lessor and lessee.  Lease may be terminated by Lessor if widening of Malone Ave requires removal or moving of the sign.
     b)  The lease amount shall increase by a 3% escalator each year (this is consistent with other renegotiated leases on the railroad).
     c)  Lessor (City) agrees not to permit the visibility of the Sign Facility to be blocked by any new obstruction, natural or otherwise, from the sight-line view of Malone Ave 600 fee in either direction.
     d)  No facilities, other than supporting structure for the sign, shall be located on the ground.
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

Approval of CY 2019 Street & Stormwater Management Improvement Program  
The Public Works Department is ready to proceed with the street and drainage projects for calendar year 2019.  Several locations are included on this list for various places throughout the City.  Staff will seek authorization to proceed with bidding of these projects and assigning them to civil engineering consultants. 
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.
December 6:  Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium and Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start invite you to a Holiday Baby Shower for Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot and Scott Counties at Cornerstone Baptist Church Family Life Outreach Center located at 119 W. Trotter St.  Santa Claus will be giving out a limited amount of gifts to children ages 10 and under.  Please RSVP by Monday, December 3rd for transportation and attendance.  Call 573-471-9400 or 888-317-4949.
December 7:  Visit Santa and his village at American Legion Park.  Official Christmas tree lighting, carriage rides, free hot chocolate, candy cane hunt, visit with Santa, parade and more!
December 8:  Sikeston Depot Museum, located at 116 W. Malone, will host Santa's Winter Wonderland from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Enjoy holiday music, children's activities and crafts.  Visit with Santa for a photo from noon - 4:00 p.m.
December 21:  Enjoy this free self-guided tour of Christmas Churches of Scott County.  Each participating church will be decorated for the holiday season, have greeters and music.  Some will have refreshments. 
For additional events throughout the year, click here.
Upcoming Meetings & Announcements
December 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. December 3 in the Library’s McAmis Community Room, 121 E. North Street.
Regular City Council Meeting will be held December 3 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center St.
The Housing Authority Commission will meet December 10 at noon at the Sikeston Housing Authority Office, 360 Allen Boulevard.  
The Board of Municipal Utilities Commission will meet at 4 PM., December 11 at the BMU Administration Building, 107 E. Malone Avenue.
The LCRA Commission will meet at 11:30 a.m., December 17 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center St.
Special City Council Meeting will be held December 31 at 11:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center St. 
Sonny's Solid Waste will have drop-off sites available for disposal of items such as large boxes that won't fit in your regular trash toters due to the Christmas holiday.  The locations of these sites will be announced at a later date.
In observance of the Christmas holiday, City offices will be closed December 24-25.
There will be no trash pickup on Christmas Day (December 25).  Trash pickup will resume December 26.  
No trash pickup on New Years Day (January 1).  Trash pickup will resume January 2.
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 21
December 8
December 19
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 24
December 1
December 15
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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