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IndexApril 28,  2016

Thank you for taking an interest in your community and subscribing to the Sikeston Scanner. This E-newsletter is issued prior to each City Council meeting to inform you of current City issues, and also to share information about your community and upcoming events. You can find more detailed information on both municipal issues and operations by visiting our website  Sikeston OnLine or Facebook-Sikeston.

Should you like to learn more about upcoming festivals, events, restaurant or lodging information, please visit the Convention & Visitors Bureau website,  Visit Sikeston.

Best Wishes,

Jonathan Douglass
Manager, City of Sikeston 

Council Meeting Convenes at 5 PM, May 2 
The Sikeston City Council will meet in regular session at 5 PM, Monday, May 2. Meetings are held in Council Chambers of City Hall, 105 E. Center Street. An overview of the meeting's agenda follows.

To view the full agenda and accompanying information packet visit  Council Agendas, Packets & Minutes on or after April 28, 2016.
Second Reading & Consideration of Bill 6022, Approving 60 West  TIF Redevelopment Plan Amendment &  RPA 2A Redevelopment Project
Final Council action is anticipated on Bill 6022. This bill will amend the original RPA1 (Malco Theater) TIF Redevelopment Plan and authorizes $3 million in TIF expenditures for additional projects. 
Second Reading & Consideration of Bill 6023, Approving 60 West T IF Redevelopment Agreement
Council will take action on B ill 6023 authorizing the approval of various agreements relating to the 60 West TIF area. These agreements include: a revised Redevelopment Agreement in conjunction with the approved amendment to RPA1 Redevelopment Plan, a Redevelopment Agreement relating to the development of the RPA2A of the TIF District, and a Parcel Development Agreement among the City, Cotton Ridge Development, and Midas relating to a portion of RPA2A Redevelopment Project.  
First & Second Reading of Emergency Bill 6020, Installation of Various Stop Signs
Council will be asked to authorize the installation of stop signs at the following locations:
  • Arches at Brunt
  • Arches at Yellowstone
  • Canyonlands at Yellowstone
  • William at New Madrid
  • Seventh St. at Troy
  • School St. at Stallcup
  • Cinama Lane at Stallcup
  • Cinema Lane at Hennings
  • Commerce at Hennings
  • Wing Lake Cove at Col. Geo. E. Day Parkway
  • S. Ingram at Col. Geo. E. Day Parkway
This emergency measure will become effective upon Council adoption.
Second Reading & Consideration of Bill 6020, Request to  Replat Subdivision, 301 Larcel Drive
Council action is anticipated on this request from Koehler Engineering on behalf of Cott Beverages for approval to subdivide an approximate 16.5 acre tract of land located at 301 Larcel Drive, New Madrid County, Missouri.
InSite Real Estate, LLC will be purchasing the newly subdivided property. Upon purchase, they have plans to build a new 150,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility that they will then lease to Cott Beverages.
The Planning and Zoning Commission met April 12, 2016 and passed a favorable recommendation to approve the proposed subdivision.
Second Reading & Consideration of Bill 6014, Authorizing the Execution of MODOT Wayfinding Signing Agreement
With the design stage of the Wayfinding Signage Project now complete, the engineering drawings and signage locations must be submitted to MODOT for approval before any further actions can be taken. Bill 6014 authorizes the Mayor to execute an agreement requesting MODOT approval of the City's signage program, and acknowledges the City will be responsible for installation and maintenance sign costs.
Authorization to Renew  Property/Liability Insurance
Council will be asked to authorize the renewal  the City's annual liability and property insurance coverage at a cost of $373,505.  This premium reflects a $20,044 increase. City and BMU staff bid the liability insurance coverage in 2012, with five - one year renewals.  Staff will bid the liability insurance again in 2018 unless directed by the City Council.

All City vehicles have a deductible of $1,000 and any vehicle in excess of 5 years of age carries liability coverage only.  The property policy has a deductible of $5,000, except for sirens and computers which have a $500 and $1,000 deductible, respectively.
Appointments to Library Board of Trustees
The terms of Board Trustees Greg Colwick, Dorothy Brown and Jay Leible will expire June 30.  Council will be asked to consider the re-appointment of Brown and Leible. Colwick has completed 2 terms on the Board and is ineligible for re-appointment. A new appointment will be made to fill this 3-year term.

Current Library Board of Trustee members are Lew Polivick, Lisa Lawson, Carolyn Tetley, Susanne Chitwood, Larry Bohannon and Connie Thompson. 
FY-17 Budget Hearing Scheduled for May 16
Residents Invited to 5:30 PM Meeting
The City Council will conduct a public hearing on the FY-17 Budget at 5:30 PM, Monday, May 16 at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella Drive.  

Over the past 10 years Sikeston's sales tax revenues have been flat. FY-17 sales tax revenues have been projected to increase by 1%. Revenue from all sources is anticipated to yield $14.8 million during the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Projected expenditures for the same period are $14.5 million. 

Significant  FY-17 budget expenditures include planned compensation adjustments for sworn law enforcement and DPS communications officers. These adjustments are being made to bring Sikeston's salaries to a competitive level with other regional law enforcement agencies. A $1,000 salary adjustment is also proposed for the City's remaining 43 employees. 

With the passage of the new Capital Improvement Sales Tax Council has pledged half of these revenues will be used to fund current capital improvements, thus freeing monies for the Public Safety salary adjustments. The other half of these revenues will be used to fund new street, drainage and park capital improvement needs.

A summary of the proposed FY-17 budget will be published in the May 2 edition of the Standard Democrat Newspaper. It will also be available on the City' website at FY-17 Budget Summary.

Bills associated with passage of the FY-17 Budget and Employee Staffing and Compensation Plan will be read the first time on June 6.  Adoption of the FY-17 Budget and Staffing Ordinances will be completed at the 5 PM, June 15 City Council Meeting.
Local Festivals & Events
May 5
Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast
6:30-8 AM, Clinton Building, 501 Campanella Drive
Continental Breakfast to be served, No admission fee

May 3-June 30
Billyo O'Donnell Art Exhibition
Sikeston Depot Museum & Gallery, 116 W. Malone, Open Tues.-Sat., 10 AM-4 PM


Sikeston in Bloom & Spring Cruise
Legion Park, 115 E. Front Street, 10 AM-3 PM
Carriage rides begin at Downtown's Front Street Clock. Enjoy live music, crafts & concessions.

Downtown Farmers MarketDowntown 
Farmers Market
The first market of the season opens at 7:30 AM in Legion Park, 115 E. Front Street. 

Plein Air Arts Festival
Local and visiting artists will be in Downtown Sikeston creating original works of art. Registration begins at 9 AM, Sikeston Depot Museum & Gallery, 116 W. Malone.  Finished pieces will be judged at 4 PM. Several of these pieces will be available for purchase.

Sprockets in Spring Charity Bike Ride
The Sikeston Lion's Club is sponsoring this charity event. Register at the Depot Museum & Gallery, 116 W. Malone by 8 AM. 15, 26, 65 and 100 mile routes available. Routes begin and end at the Depot. For details visit their website,  Sprockets in Spring Bike Ride

10th Annual Crusin' for St. Jude's  Auto Show
Autry Morlan Chevrolet, 2505 E. Malone, Registration begins at 9:30 AM

Missouri Veterans Cemetery
Charity Bowling Tournament
Sikeston Bowling Center, 1601 E. Malone. Begins at 1 PM. Entry fee $200 per team; teams must consist of 5 members. Tournament limited to 28 teams. 


May 13
Downtown Gallery Walk
The Depot Museum & Gallery will be open from 5-7:30 PM
for a special viewing of guest artist Billyo O'Donnell's awarding winning landscapes. 116 W. Malone Avenue.

Sikeston Youth Fishing Derby May 14
Youth Fishing Derby
8-11 AM, Recreation Complex Lake
501 Campanella Dr. Contest open to youth ages 15 and under.

F or  a full event calendar with suggested itineraries go to  
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.


Jonathan Douglass
Manager,  City of Sikeston

In This Issue
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Upcoming Meetings
May 2
5 PM - City Council Meeting

May 3
6 PM - Trailblazers Jr.  Walking Club Meeting

May 5
11:30 AM - Strategic Plan Implementation Commission Meeting

4:30 PM - Library Board Meeting

May 9
Noon - Housing Authority Commission Meeting

5:15 PM - Park Board Meeting

May 10
11:30 AM - DED Board Meeting

4:30 PM - BMU Commission Meeting

6 PM - Trailblazers Adult Walking Club Meeting

May 16
11:30 AM - LCRA Commission Meeting

5:30 PM - Public Hearing FY-17 Budget (Clinton Bldg.)

6 PM - DPS Advisory Board Meeting

May 24
4:30 PM - Tourism Advisory Board 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

Compost Site 
Located on Compress Road
Open as follows:

Saturday, May 14
8 AM-Noon

Wednesday, May 25
7:30 - 11:45 AM  &
1:00-3:30 PM

Full schedule and use
restrictions found on 
May 30
City Hall will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

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