City of Sikeston
SIKESTON SCANNER
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Council Agenda Items
Sikeston Area Events & Festivals 
January Council & Boards and Commission Meetings
Announcements
Compost Site Schedule 
Recycling Program Schedule 
Council Agenda Items
 
SIKESTON SCANNER
 
The Sikeston City Council will meet at 5:00 PM., Monday, January 6 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. 

2nd Reading, Bill #6162, General Election
Bill # 6162 calls for a general election to be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, for the purpose of electing a Councilmember At-Large for a three year term.  Staff seeks approval of this bill. 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets   

2nd Reading, Bill #6176, Economic Development Incentive Rate
The State of Missouri passed legislation in 2018 that directed Missouri’s Investor Owned Utilities to provide an economic development incentive rate (electric) to help entice business to locate or expand in Missouri.  Recently, the BMU Board approved a similar incentive rate for application in the City of Sikeston.  It is the Board’s intention that Sikeston remain competitive with other areas of the State.  
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

2nd Reading, Bill #6177, Rental Lighting Rate
The Board of Municipal Utility (BMU) recently solicited the help of a nationally known rates consultant to review all of BMU’s rates for accuracy and adequacy.  While our Rental Light Rates were a part of that review, at the time of the review they did not include a rate to cover LED lights.  The BMU recently added the LED light data and developed the associated rates.  These rates have been approved by the BMU Board. 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets 

2nd Reading, Bill #6171, Amend Definitions - Utility Vehicles
Bill #6171, if approved, shall amend Chapter 300 General Provisions, Section 300.010 - Definitions of the Municipal Code. This would bring our code book up to date for the description of “Utility Vehicle” which would match the description according to State Statute RSMo. §304.032.
 
Staff seeks Council’s approval of this bill. 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

2nd Reading, Bill #6165, Amend Municipal Code - Utility Vehicles
This bill will, if approved, will allow Utility Vehicles (UTV’s) to be operated on public City streets with posted speeds of forty-five (45) miles per hour or less.  Unless they are equipped to do so, there can be no passengers. If they are equipped, passengers under the age of 18 must wear an approved Missouri Department of Transportation motorcycle helmet.  Also, all UTV’s must have seatbelts in good working condition.
 
Utility Vehicles must be registered with the City and have proof of financial responsibility via Certificate of Insurance.  Registrations must be renewed annually and charged a $15 annual registration fee plus $10 processing fee. Brakes and steering columns must be operational and no less than 2/32 inch of thread depth remaining on each tire.  UTV’s must be equipped with turn signals, headlamps, tail lamps, stop lamps, reflex reflectors and an exterior mirror mounted on the driver’s side of the vehicle and either an exterior mirror mounted on the passenger’s side or an interior mirror.  All operators of UTV’s must have a Missouri driver’s license and must be 18 years of age or older.  Anyone found violating these requirements will have their permit revoked for one year and may be subject to applicable criminal charges.
 
Staff is seeking Council's approval of this bill.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

2nd Reading, Bill #6172, Authorizing the Installation of Stop Signs at Huntress & Brunt; Valley Forge & Brunt
The Traffic Committee met on October 29, 2019 and did favorably pass this agenda item to amend the uniform traffic code by placing stop signs on Huntress at Brunt and Valley Forge at Brunt to control northbound traffic on both roads. 
 
Staff request approval of this bill.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

2nd Reading, Bill #6174, Parking Prohibited - Larcel Drive on Both Sides
The Traffic Committee met on October 29, 2019 and did favorably pass this agenda item to amend the uniform traffic code by prohibiting parking on Larcel Drive from US Highway 61 South to the end of Larcel Drive on both sides of the road.
 
Staff requests approval of this bill.  
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

2nd Reading, Bill #6175, Adding Another Designated School Zone - Arthur St.
The Traffic Committee met on October 29, 2019 and did favorably pass this agenda item to amend the uniform traffic code by adding another designated school zone at the following location:
 
                Street                          From                              To                         Speed Limit
             Arthur Street               N. West Street           Wakefield Avenue                     20
  
Approval of this bill is being asked. 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

2nd Reading, Bill #6178, Amend Chapter 500, Section 500.570 - Adoption of Property Maintenance Code
In reviewing the current municipal code for Property Maintenance it was discovered that condemned properties lacked a boarding process.  According to local law enforcement statistics the majority of our recent fires were condemned properties.  
 
We are seeking council’s approval of this bill.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

1st Reading, Bill #6179, Amending Hours of Operation for Entertainment, Amusement Businesses
Staff received a request from the Mayor and Councilwoman Williams to review the new rules pertaining to the hours of operation for the Amusement and Entertainment Licensing bill.  The request was that Section 610.090 (Rules) line # 1 be amended to the following: 
 
Hours of operation shall be limited from 9:00 A.M. to 12 A.M (midnight) Sundays through Thursdays, and from 9:00 A.M. to 1:30 A.M. on Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays. No re-entry shall be allowed after 1:00 A.M.
 
This will extend the hours of operation to midnight through the week and keep it at 1:30 A.M. on Friday and Saturday nights.   
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets   

Appointment to Scott County Extension Council
The Extension Council is comprised of elected and appointed citizens, and partners with Missouri’s land-grant universities to deliver education and research-based information to area residents in Scott County and make recommendations for University of Missouri Outreach programming.  It meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Scott County Extension Center in Benton.
 
The current City-appointed representative to this board is Susan Howle Werner.  Her 2-year term expires February 29, 2020, but she is eligible for a second term.  Staff is requesting an appointment to this board.  The appointee must be a resident of both the City and Scott County.  This appointment becomes effective March 2, 2020 and expires February 28, 2022.
 
We currently have two Citizens Resource Bank Applications on file:
 
            Brian Scott Ezell, 723 Great Falls Trail
            Holly Greene, 912 Stanford
  
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets  

Authorization to Purchase Firefighter Turnout Gear
Department of Public Safety Fire Division is requesting permission to proceed with the purchase often (10) sets Veridian turnout gear, including coats, pants, boots, protective hood, helmet, and gloves. This budgeted purchase would total $31,640 for ten sets of turnout gear to outfit employees for firefighting activities.
 
We are seeking to award the purchase to Feld Fire Equipment who is the sole vendor in this geographical area for Veridian Turnout Gear.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets   

Authorization to Purchase Supply Hose for Fire Division
Department of Public Safety Fire Division is requesting permission to proceed with the purchase of 25 sections of 100 foot length 5 inch fire hose. This hose is used primarily to supply water from the hydrant to the fire trucks during operations.
 
We are seeking to award the purchase to Tactical Fire Equipment, LLC who is the sole vendor for this geographical area for Mercedes Brand Fire Hose. The cost for 25 sections is $19,237.50 and includes free shipping. Additionally, this hose brand provides for a 20 year warranty against hose delamination, which is a large portion of the failure reason in our existing inventory.
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets   

1st Reading, Emergency Bill #6180, 60 West TIF District Amendments
Cotton Ridge Development has requested amendments to the Sikeston 60 West TIF District to free up funds and allow more flexibility for the developer’s financing of improvements in the district. The changes require execution of several amended documents, which are attached. Adoption of Bill Number 6180 authorizes execution of these documents, and it is presented as an emergency measure so that the effective date corresponds with distribution schedules for the affected tax increment financing revenues among the developers; it does not affect the City’s distribution schedule. The bill will go into effect immediately upon passage. 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets   

1st Reading, Bill #6166, Authorizing the Sell of Fireworks in the City of Sikeston
The Sikeston City Code currently contains a blanket prohibition on the sale and use of fireworks inside the city limits. The Mayor has asked the Council to consider Bill #6166, which would allow the sale of fireworks within city limits, but not their use. 
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets   

Approve Summer 2020 Street Program
Each year the Street Department presents its list of anticipated street and drainage projects for approval.  For the 2020 calendar year, this list includes drainage projects, spot repairs, overlays and preventative maintenance.
 
Davis Blvd.- Mill & Resurface Salcedo Rd. to Wakefield Avenue
Crack Seal & Seal Half of the Sunset Area Sunset Drive to Luther Street
Crack Seal & Seal Cambridge Area Cambridge Drive to Crescent/Ladue
Illinios Avenue-Mill & Resurface 400 Block
Kentucky Avenue- Mill & Resurface Broadway Blvd. to Crowe Street
West North Street- Mill & Resurface Sunset Drive to Luther Street
ADA Downtown Sidewalks Various Locations
Hackberry Drive - Drainage Improvements Salcedo Rd. to Hackberry Dr.
Concrete Street Spot Repairs (In House) Various Locations
Ditch Package #1 Various Locations
Ditch Package #2 Various Locations
 
 
 
Future Projects for Additional Funds:  
Edmondson Street- Mill & Resurface Virgnia Street to Warner Avenue
Euclid Drive - Mill & Resurface Salcedo Rd. to Wakefield Avenue
Osage Avenue- Mill & Resurface West North Street to Alabama Avenue
Shady Lane- Mill & Resurface Oklahoma Avenue to Ables Road
New Madrid Avenue/ North Street (Intersection Reconstruction) New Madrid Avenue/ North Street Intersection
Glenn Drive/Andrea Drive- Drainage Improvements Lateral C Outfalls
West Wakefield-Mill & Resurface Ditch #4 to Highway BB
Greer/ South Ranney (Intersection Repair) Greer/ South Ranney Intersection
 
Additional information is available online at Council Agendas & Packets   
 
Upcoming Events & Festivals
Sikeston Area Events & Festivals 
None at this time.
 
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 Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4:30 p.m. January 6 in the Library’s McAmis Community Room, 121 E. North Street.
 
Regular City Council Meeting January 6 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center St.
 
The Housing Authority Commission will meet January 13 at noon at the Sikeston Housing Authority Office, 360 Allen Blvd.
 
Park Board will meet January 13 at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella Dr.
 
The Board of Municipal Utilities Commission will meet at 4 PM., January 14 at the BMU Administration Building, 107 E. Malone Avenue.
 
The LCRA Commission will meet at 11:30 a.m., January 21 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 105 E. Center St.
 
Regular City Council Meeting will be held January 27 at 7:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
 
Public Safety Advisory Board will meet at 6:00 p.m. January 27 in the DPS Conference Room, 201 S. Kingshighway.
 
Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 8:00 a.m. January 28 in the Conference Room at Sikeston Regional Chamber, 128 N. New Madrid.
Announcements
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING PROGRAM
The Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program for live trees will begin December 26 and continue through January 6.  Residents may take their REAL Christmas trees to the collection site on the east parking lot next to the Little League baseball fields just off Campanella Drive in the Recreation Complex.
 
ADDITIONAL DUMPSTERS FOR HOLIDAY TRASH
Sonny’s Solid Waste will have additional dumpsters set out for the overflow of extra holiday trash.  Until January 6, you can drop off your excess trash at the following dumpster locations:  Mary Lou Montgomery Park on Illinois Avenue (behind Fire Station #3 on Ables Road); in front of the VFW Ballfield; Corner of Smith Street & Applegate; outside the fence at the Compost Site on Compress Road; and Central Park on Edmondson Street.
 
CITY OFFICES CLOSED - MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY
In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, City offices will be closed January 20.
 
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)
 
Times:
Wednesdays - 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Saturdays - 8:00 a.m.-noon
 
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: 
January 11 (Saturday)
January 22 (Wednesday)
 
The Compost Site will be open additional days in November and December for leaf drop-off.  See the schedule above in the "Announcements" section.
 
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 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  There are additional recycling bins located by Fire Station #1 on the corner of North West Street & Compress Road and also at the Compost Site on Compress Road.  
 
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, click here.  
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City of Sikeston  •  105 E. Center St.  •  Sikeston, MO 63801

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