City of Sikeston
SIKESTON SCANNER
SIKESTON SCANNER
 
COUNCIL TO MEET DECEMBER 20 AT 7:30 A.M.
The Sikeston City Council will meet at 7:30 AM., Thursday, December 20 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 
January Council & Boards and Commission Meetings
Announcements
Compost Site Schedule 
Recycling Program Schedule 
Council Agenda Items
 
2nd Reading, Bill #6128, General Election for Councilman Ward 4, Councilman Ward 4 and Councilman-at-Large
 
This ordinance calls for a general election to be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 for the purpose of electing Council representatives for Ward 1, Ward 4 and Councilman-at-Large.  All positions are for a three year term.
 
The election dates and filing periods for the upcoming City Council election follow the same protocols as all City Council elections in recent memory, and we believe the City has met all applicable laws and requirements regarding the election. Staff recommends approval of Ordinance 6128.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

Authorization to Purchase Asphalt Hotbox
Staff would like to purchase a 2 Ton KM 4000 trailer-mounted Hot Box for asphalt repairs from K&M International.  The cost of the hot box is $21, 185.00 and is included in approved budget using Transportation Sales Tax funds.  This would replace our existing asphalt Pro Patch Truck.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets   

Consideration of 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan
The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is the city’s 5 year plan for investment in capital assets. Development of the 2020-2024 CIP began in November with city staff. Staff requests that Council accept the attached Capital Improvement Plan. This plan will inform decisions made in the FY2020 budget process which will begin this spring.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 
 
Upcoming Events & Festivals
Sikeston Area Events & Festivals 
December 21:  Holiday Pop-Up Shop presented by Mr. Whites Cakes will be held at Joshlyn Hall located at 522 W. Murray Lane from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  Menu consists of pound cake, peanut butter krispy treats, banana pudding cups and more.
 
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. Email chamber@sikeston.net for a list of participating churches.
 
December 31:  Kenny Rogers Children’s Center will host Casino Night at 7 PM at the Miner Convention Center, 2610 E. Malone Ave.  Ring in the New Year enjoying a semi-formal evening of dinner, dancing, silent and oral auctions, music and “funny money” casino games.  Call 573-472-0397 for ticket information.
 
For additional events throughout the year, click here.
 
Upcoming Meetings & Announcements
January Council & Boards and Commission Meetings
Meeting dates & times are subject to change.  Changes will be posted on Sikeston Facebook. 
  
The Special Council Meeting scheduled for December 31 has been cancelled.
 
Regular City Council Meeting will be held January 3 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center St.
 
The Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4:30 p.m. January 7 in the Library’s McAmis Community Room, 121 E. North Street.
 
The Board of Municipal Utilities Commission will meet at 4 PM., January 8 at the BMU Administration Building, 107 E. Malone Avenue.
 
The Housing Authority Commission will meet January 14 at noon at the Sikeston Housing Authority Office, 360 Allen Boulevard.  
 
The Park Board will meet January 14 at 5:15 PM at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella Dr.
 
The LCRA Commission will meet at 11:30 a.m., January 22 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center St.
 
Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 8:00 AM, January 22 in the Conference Room of the Sikeston Regional Chamber Office, 128 N. New Madrid St.
  
 
Announcements
Sonny’s Solid Waste will have additional dumpsters set out for the overflow of extra holiday trash that may not fit in your toters.  Starting the week of December 17-January 4, you can drop off your excess trash at any of the following dumpster locations: 
1. Mary Lou Montgomery Park on Illinois Avenue (behind Fire Station #3)
2.  In front of VFW Ballfield
3.  Smith Street across from Alsup Cabinet
4.  Lincoln Park on north end near Compress Road
5.  Central Park on Edmondson Street
 
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.  
 
In observance of New Years Day, City offices will be closed January 1.
 
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.
 
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: 
 
December 19
January 12
January 23
 
For the complete Compost Site schedule, click here.
 
Recycling Program Schedule 
Sonny's Solid Waste Recycling Center, located at 451 Smith St., has recycling drop offs on Wednesday;s from noon-5:00 p.m.  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.
 
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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