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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.