To learn more about your community visit Sikeston Online or join us on Facebook
Council to act on Master Rail-to-Trail Plan,
2017 Street & Drainage Improvement Program
The Sikeston City Council will convene their monthly meeting at 5 PM, February 6, 2017 in Council Chambers of City Hall, 105 E. Center Street. The public is invited to attend. A n overview of this meeting's agenda follows. 

To view the full meeting agenda and accompanying information packet go to  City Council Agenda and Information Packet
Presentation of Rail-to-Trail Master Plan
Following acquisition of the Union Pacific trail rights along Malone Avenue, the City  engaged Gateway Design Studio/ The i5 Group to prepare a master plan for future development of a recreational trail. In October 2016, the City hosted an open house for public review and comment on preliminary trail designs. Since that time, the consultant has been incorporating staff comments and public input into the master plan.
 
The final draft of the rail-to-trail master plan will be presented to Council and the public during the 5 PM, February 6 Council meeting. Trail diagrams are available online at Rail-to-Trail Master Plan. (Due to the size of these files they will take a few moments to load).  Meeting Agenda & Information Packet.   Return to Index
Second Reading & Consideration of Bill 6046, 
Authorizing Execution of TAP Grant Amendments
The City has been approved for $283,461 in Transportation Alternative Funding for the construction of Phase I of the Sikeston Rail-to-Trail project. Bill 6046 authorizes the Mayor to execute TAP grant documents for receipt of these monies. For additional information on this grant award go to Meeting Agenda & Information Packet.  Return to Index
Second Reading & Consideration of Bill 6047,
Watami Parcel Development Agreement 
Bill 6047 represents a request from Cotton Ridge Development (60 West TIF District) for approval of a Parcel Development Agreement between Cotton Ridge and Rosewood Vanguard Corporation d/b/a Watami Sushi and Hibachi Steakhouse II.  The agreement assigns 50% of the TIF revenues generated from the property to the Sub-Developer up to a maximum of $100,000 in TIF eligible reimbursements.  Details of the agreement are available online at Meeting Agenda & Information Packet Return to Index
Authorization to Proceed with 2017 Street & Stormwater Drainage Improvement Program
Staff will be requesting Council authorization to proceed with the development of plans and specifications, and the bidding of the proposed street and drainage projects for calendar year 2017. With a budget of $800,000, improvements are planned in all four of the city's wards. Significant projects include milling and resurfacing of Davis Boulevard, milling and resurfacing of Ruth St. with construction of a concrete intersection, and seal coating of Ables Road. A detailed listing of proposed projects can be accessed online at  Meeting Agenda and Information Packet
Return to Index
Bid Award: Park Bleacher Purchase
Among the improvements planned for the Recreation Complex is the replacement of baseball and softball field bleachers. Staff will request Council award the purchase of two aluminum preferred seating bleachers and four aluminum low-rise bleachers to BSN Sports for $12,679.88. Additional information is available online at Meeting Agenda & Information PacketReturn to Index
Bid Award:  Annual Mower Replacement
Staff will request Council award the purchase of 2-John Deere 1550 Mowers to Greenway Equipment for $34,250. To best utilize existing resources and meet operational needs staff will recommend no trade-in be included with this purchase. Rather staff advises the  used mowers be designated for use in the Street Division for the LCRA mowing program, replacing existing tractor/bush hog units not suited for residential mowing. Of the two Street Division tractors, one would be transferred to the Airport for moving planes, the second would be declared surplus and disposed of by auction.  For additional information go online to  Meeting Agenda & Information Packet Return to Index
Bid Award:  Park Division UTV 
Council will be asked to award the purchase of a 2017 diesel powered 4-wheel drive UTV with cargo box to Medlin Equipment Company for $11,700. While this is not a budgeted item, savings obtained in other areas of Park Division operations will cover the expense. 

The UTV will be used for grooming the Complex infields for the Sikeston Youth Baseball League and for regular maintenance of the infields outside of the season.  Additional information is available at Meeting Agenda & Information PacketBack to Index
Consideration of Resolution 17-02-01,
Declaration of Surplus Property
The Public Works Department will ask Council to surplus a 2009 John Deere 4105 Tractor that was previously used to mow LCRA lots.  Additional information is available at   Meeting Agenda & Information Packet .   Return to Index
Authorization to Proceed with 
Outdoor Warning Siren Purchase
Since 2010, the city has replaced six outdated warning sirens. Staff is requesting authorization to purchase and install another siren to serve the Business, Education & Technology Park on Highway ZZ. A budgeted expense, t his purchase will be made from an existing agreement with the city's provider, Outdoor Warning Consulting LLC.  Additional information is available online at  Meeting Agenda & Information Packet .   Back to Index
First Reading of Bill 6041,
Amending City Code to Comply with State Statute
Upon the General Assembly's override of former Governor Nixon's veto, residents are no longer required to obtain a permit prior to carrying a firearm. Bill 6041 will bring the City's ordinances into compliance with State Statute. Final action on this bill is planned for Council's February 27 meeting. For the full text of this measure go to   Meeting Agenda & Information Packet.   Back to Index
Endorsement of Legislative Priority Statement. 
A s the 2017 Session of the Missouri General Assembly approaches, city staff, the Missouri Municipal League, the Missouri Police Chiefs Association, and other groups will be tracking bills of potential interest to the City. By adopting a Legislative Priority Statement containing the city's position on some of the major issues likely to be tackled by the General Assembly, the City Council will enable staff to communicate the city's position on those issues in a timely manner as opportunities arise. Staff is also planning to attend the Missouri Municipal League's legislative conference in Jefferson City, where there will be opportunities to meet individually with our representatives and discuss the city's legislative priorities.  For the full text of this statement go online to  Meeting Agenda & Information Packet Return to Index
Should there be no further business items, the meeting will be adjourned. 
Council Seeks Input on Recycling Programs
Public Meeting Scheduled for February 16
With the City's residential solid waste contract expiring in June, the City is exploring residents' attitudes and desires regarding recycling, trash service, and litter prevention. Residents are invited to take part in these discussions during a public meeting being held at 5 PM, February 16 at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella Drive.  

Sikeston residents and property owners are encouraged to complete the online  Resident Recycling Survey.  Return to Index
Income Tax Preparation Assistance Program 
Sikeston Public Library, 121 E. North Street, will be hosting volunteer tax preparation through AARP and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.  Volunteers will be at the library from noon to 4 PM each Thursday through April 13 (with the exception of April 6).  The number of tax returns prepared will be limited by the number of volunteers present, training of those volunteers, and the complexity of the tax returns.  Service is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, and those seeking help are encouraged to have all of their paperwork present on their first visit.  This will ensure more timely service.

For more information on this free program go to  VITA
Honors Board Nominations Accepted
Sikeston Honors Board
Now through Friday, February 24, nominations will be accepted for the 2017 Honors Board installation by the Parks and Recreation Division.

Since 1986, 45 individuals have been honored by having their names installed on the Honors Board in recognition of their outstanding volunteer contributions to youth programs in the community including baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts.  The Honors Board is located near the Ingram Road entrance to the Recreation Complex.
    
Honors Board nominations will be accepted by Dustin Care, Parks & Recreation Director, at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella until 5:00 P.M., Friday, February 24.  S election of this year's honorees will be made by the Sikeston Park Board during their March 13 meeting. Up to two people may receive annual Honors Board recognition.  The installation ceremony will be held in May.

For additional information contact Dustin Care at  475-3775. Nomination forms are available online at   Honors Board Nomination Form.   Back to Index
February  Library Activities
February 6 - Preschool Family Night
Meeting at 6:30 PM,  Peppa the Pig and I Love You Game will be the featured story, followed by crafts, songs and refreshments. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 471-4140.

February 13 - Kindergarten- 3rd Grade
This group will meet at 6:30 PM with Splat the Cat:  Love, Splat! being the featured story.  Enjoy a Valentine party, crafts, games and refreshments.  Space is limited, reservations are required and can be made by calling 471-4140.

February 21 - Book Discussion Group
Meeting at 6:30 PM,  The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah will be the night's discussion topic. Participation in the group is free, and books are provided to library patrons wishing to participate. 

February 28 - Family Night 4th-6th Grade
Back by popular demand our Family Night group will meet at 6:30 PM to celebrate National Pig Day!  Enjoy stories, crafts and snacks. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 471-4140.

Follow the Library on FacebookReturn to Index
Upcoming Events
Month of February 
Annual Regional Judged Photography Show
Sikeston Depot Museum & Gallery, 116 W. Malone, 10 AM-4 PM, Tues.-Sat. Depot Events & Activities

Month of February
Black History Month Display
Sponsored by the Daughters of Sunset.  Sikeston Depot Museum & Gallery, 116 W. Malone, Open Tues.-Sat., 10 AM-4 PM. 

February 9
Thursday Night Throw-down - Barista Battle
6-9 PM, Parengo Coffee, 114 E. Front Street.

February 10-11
Downtown Chocolate Walk
Hosted by Historic Downtown Sikeston.  

February 16
Rotary Club Chili Day
Serving 11 AM-2 PM and 4-7 PM, Wesley United Methodist Church, 600 Pine Street.  

February 25
2nd Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance
6-9 PM, Sikeston Armory, 300 S. Main Street.

March kicks off our Spring event season. To see what's happening follow us on FacebookReturn to Index
Should you have questions regarding municipal issues or programs, please contact the City Manager's Office at 471-2512 or by email at City Manager's Office.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Douglass
Manager,  City of Sikeston
In This Issue
Quick Links
Upcoming Meetings
February 6
4:30 PM - Library Board of Trustees Meeting

5:00 PM - City Council Meeting

February 13
Noon - Housing Authority Commission Meeting

5:15 PM - Park Board Meeting

February 14
11:30 AM - DED Board Meeting

4:00 PM - BMU Commission Meeting 

February 16
5:00 PM - Public Meeting, Solid Waste & Recycling Programs

February 21
11:30 AM - LCRA Commission Meeting

February 24
10 AM-Noon, Youth in Government Day

February 27
11:30 AM - Special City Council Meeting

Meeting dates & times are subject to change. Changes will be posted on  Facebook Sikeston

Council agendas, minutes and other material can be viewed on Sikeston Online  Back to Index
Compost Site  Hours
Located on Compress Road

Saturday, February 11
8 AM-Noon

Wednesday, February 22
7:30-11:45 AM & 1-3:30 PM

Sonny Solid Waste Recycling will have a drop-off site open at the Compost Site on the dates above.  For full schedule and restrictions  visit  Sikeston Online Back to Index  
Recycling Program
Sonny's Recycling 
Open Wednesdays,
Noon-5 PM
451 Smith St., 471-2689

Saturday  Recycling Dates
February 4 -  8 AM-Noon
February 18 -  8 AM-Noon

All items must be bagged.

Visit Sikeston Recycling Program for program details.
Announcements
City Hall will be closed on President's Day, Monday, February 20.

Sikeston Public Library will be closed on President's Day, Monday, February 20 

City of Sikeston | cityhall@sikeston.org | Sikeston Online
105 E. Center Street
Sikeston, MO 63801