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Council to act on Capital Improvement Plan
The Sikeston City Council will convene their monthly meeting at 5:00 PM, December 5 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 visit City Council Agenda and Information Packet
Acceptance of 5-Year Capital Plan 
During their December 5 meeting, Council will be asked to accept the City's 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan. Initially submitted to Council on November 17,  the plan identified $7.7 million in municipal needs for the coming fiscal year. Of this amount $6.4 million would be committed to infrastructure improvements, $827,500 for quality of life improvements (parks and recreation needs), $445,000 for health and safety needs, and $65,000 for general operational improvements. 

The CIP is a plan used for budget preparation.  No appropriation of monies will be made until formal adoption of the FY-18 budget in June 2017.

To view the entire 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan visit  5-Year CIPBack to Index
Council to Convey Property
T he City Council will be taking action on a measure that will convey the former EBS property to the Sikeston Regional Chamber of Commerce.  This transaction is the final piece of a property swap that enabled the City to acquire the South Kingshighway property on which DPS Headquarters is constructed. For more information on this item go to Council Agenda and Information Packet.  Return to Index
First Reading of Bill Calling for April Election
Council will conduct the first reading of Bill 6044, calling for the April 4, 2017 City Council election.  Two residents, Brian Self and John Graham, have filed for the at-large position of out-going Councilman Bob Depro.

Council will conduct the second reading and take action on this measure during their January 3rd  meeting. The full text of this bill can be accessed at  Council Information PacketReturn to Index
Recreation Complex Improvements
Sikeston Rec Complex
Ball Field Renovations
With the passage of the Capital Improvement Sales Tax, the City has been able to address many of our park system needs. Here's an overview of some of our accomplishments.

Repainted Concession Stand
Painting Projects
Ball Field Renovations
The City is currently renovating two infields,
replacing backstops and replacing lights on one field.
The newly purchased infield groomer allows us to better maintain the infields during and between seasons.

Painting Projects
We have started the
systematic painting of park
Rec. Complex Restrooms
New Restroom Facilities
structures. Pictured is the soccer concession stand. Staff has also completed work on the JC football concession stand and a number of restrooms.

New Restroom Facilities
Two new restrooms were completed last year. Staff is currently renovating a third by expanding its footprint, and installing a new roof, plumbing and garage door. To stretch our tax dollars, all work is being performed by city staff.

To learn more about these and other improvements being made visit City Manager Jon Douglass' blog at  Sikeston Blogspot.
Options for Managing Autumn Leaves
Fall leaves
With fall rapidly approaching many residents are experiencing an abundance of leaves. Here are some options to help address your leaves:

Mulch Leaves Using a Lawn Mower

This is probably the simplest and healthiest option for your yard. Many lawn mowers now have the option to mulch rather than blow a stream of cut grass and leaves to the side. Mulching your leaves in your yard provides compost. 

 

Burn your Leaves in your Yard

If you decide to burn your leaves this must be done in compliance with city ordinance.  Here are some important points to remember: 

* When burning leaves have a water source nearby;

* Do not burn anything when the wind is over 10 mph;

* Do not burn limbs over 2 inches in diameter;

* Do not burn yard debris on the sidewalk, in the street, alleyway, gutter, drainage ditch or storm drain;

* Do not place debris of any kind (dirt, mulch, grass clippings, leaves, limbs, straw, paper or ashes) on the sidewalk, street, alleyway, gutter, drainage ditch or storm drain; and

* Some neighborhoods have covenants against burning. Please check your neighborhood's restrictions before burning.


Deliver Leaves to the City's Compost Site

The City has extended the hours of operation at the Composite Site located on Compress Road. Go online to Compost Site Hours. This service is free to residents and licensed commercial lawn contractors that can provide proof the leaves were collected in the city. Back to Index

Upcoming Festivals and Events
Santa with girlMonth of December
Melanie Withrow Exhibition
View the best works of St. Louis artist Melanie Withrow. Sikeston Depot Museum & Gallery, 116 W. Malone, 10 AM-4 PM, Tues.-Sat. 

December 10
Santa in Toyland
The Depot Museum & Gallery, 116 W. Malone, is hosting Santa in Toyland December 10 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Enjoy children's activities and a visit with Santa. 
 
December 10
Pictures with Santa and Sleigh Ride
Have your photo taken with Santa and take a spin in his sleigh. 1-3 PM. Hosted by the Sikeston Outlet Stores, 100 Outlet Drive,  Sikeston Outlet Stores.

Events Cancelled
Due circumstances beyond their control, the Depot Museum & Gallery has cancelled their December 3 Christmas Extravaganza and December 9 Historic Lantern Tour. 
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
December 5
4:30 PM - Library Board Meeting

5:00 PM - Regular City Council Meeting

December 6
5:30 PM - Community Promotions Committee Meeting

December 12
Noon - Housing Authority Meeting

December 13
11:30 AM - DED Board Meeting

4:00 PM - BMU Commission 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 
Extends Hours
Located on Compress Road

To accommodate residents, the Compost Site will be extending its hours for the collection and delivery of leaves, as follows:

Mon., Wed., & Fri.
Dec. 2-Dec. 30
8 AM-Noon & 1-3 PM

Tues., & Thurs.
Dec. 1-Dec. 30
8 AM -Noon & 1-6 PM

Saturdays
Dec. 3-Dec. 17
8 AM-Noon

Licensed commercial lawn contractors will be allowed to bring leaves to the Compost Site during these extended hours.   Contractors must provide addresses of where the leaves and small sticks were collected. No commercial dumping of trees or limbs will be permitted. 

Full schedule and  restrictions found on  Sikeston Online
Recycling Dates
Sonny's Recycling 
Open Wednesdays,
Noon-5 PM
451 Smith St., 471-2689

Saturday Recycling Hours

December 3
8 AM-Noon
Sonny's Solid Waste
451 Smith Street

December 10
8 AM-Noon
Compost Site, Compress Rd.

December 17
8 AM-Noon
Sonny's Solid Waste,
451 Smith Street

All items must be bagged.
Announcements
The Sikeston Park Board will not be meeting in December.

The LCRA Commission will not be meeting in December.

City Hall will close at noon, December 23 and reopen for business at 8 AM, December 27.

There will be residential 
solid waste pickup on 
December 26 and January 2.

The Sikeston Public Library will be closed January 2. 

City Hall will be closed Monday, January 2.

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Sikeston, MO 63801