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Jonathan Douglass
Manager, City of Sikeston 

Council  to Award Engineering/Consulting Contracts
The Sikeston City Council will conduct its regular monthly meeting at 5 PM, Monday, August 1 in Council Chambers of Sikeston City Hall, 105 E. Center Street.  An overview of the meeting's agenda follows.

To view the full agenda and accompanying information packet visit City Council Agenda and Information Packet.
Award of Airport Engineering Consultant Contract
The City, with assistance from MoDOT Aviation staff, selects a consulting engineer to work on local airport projects. The existing five-year contract will end this year. 

In April the City released a "Request for Qualifications", to which five engineering firms responded. Council's Professional Services Committee and City Staff have evaluated the qualifications of each of these firms, and will recommend Council award this contract to Waters Engineering Inc.of Sikeston.   Back to Index
Selection of Planning/Environmental Consultant 
MoDOT Aviation also requires the City retain a planning/environmental consultant to assist with local airport projects. Five firms responded to the City's "Request for Qualifications". Based on the evaluation of each firm, city staff and Council's Professional Consulting Committee will recommend the planning/environmental consultant contract be awarded to Waters Engineering, Inc. of Sikeston. Back to Index
Council Seeking Residents 
To Assist with Governing Process
The City Council uses its boards and commissions to obtain citizen input on a wide variety of municipal issues. Council is currently accepting applications from residents interested in serving in an appointed capacity as a board or commission member. With 17 boards and commissions, residents are offered an opportunity to obtain a working knowledge and provide input on practically every aspect of municipal government. 
 
Residents interesting in participating are asked to submit a Resource Bank Application, available at City Hall and the Sikeston Public Library, or online at Boards & Commissions Application.  Applications will be accepted until August 31 with Council appointments being made in early September.

Positions are available on the following boards and commissions:

Board of Adjustments:  This body makes rulings on zoning ordinance appeals.  It meets on an as-needed basis

Board of Appeals: This board hears appeals on enforcement of the International Building Codes, as adopted by the City.  It meets on an as-needed basis.

BMU Commission:  The Commission oversees general operations of the Board of Municipal Utilities. It meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 4 PM.

Housing Authority Commission:  
This Commission oversees Housing Authority operations.  It meets at noon, on the second Monday of each month. 

Industrial Development Authority:  This body is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes industrial and economic development projects. Locally this has been done through the issuance of bonds.  It meets on an as-needed basis.

Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority Commission: 
The Commission is charged with developing and implementing a plan to provide well-organized residential neighborhoods of decent homes.  It meets on the third Monday of the month at 11:30 AM.

Library Board: The Sikeston Library is an independent municipal body supported by property taxes.  The board oversees operations of the library.  It meets on the first Monday of each month at 4:30 PM.

Park Board:  This board works with city staff to advise Council on park facility and service improvements. It meets at 5:15 PM on the second Monday of each month.

Planning & Zoning Commission:  This body provides recommendations to Council on approval of zoning changes and subdivision development.  It also works with city staff to develop the annual street and stormwater drainage program and other special projects.  It meets on an as-needed basis.

Public Safety Advisory Board: This board recommends programs to enhance community relations and monitors community concerns.  It meets at 6:30 PM, on the third Monday of every other month.

Rental Ordinance Appeals Board:   This group meets, as needed, to hear appeals on the application of the City's Rental Property Inspection Standards. 

Strategic Plan Implementation Commission: Created to assist with the implementation of the 2009 "Vision for Tomorrow" Strategic Plan, the Commission monitors and communicates the plan's progress to the community.  It meets on an as-needed basis.

Tax Increment Finance Commission:   The Commission is convened to study the economic viability of proposed development projects seeking to use tax increment financing. It meets on an as-needed basis.

Tourism Advisory Board:   This board works with the Convention & Visitors Bureau to promote and market the local tourism/hospitality industry. It meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month at 4:30 PM.

Traffic Committee:   This groups hears requests and makes recommendations to Council on traffic-related matters (speed limits, no-parking zones, erection of traffic signs).  It meets on an as-needed basis.

SEMO University - Sikeston Campus Advisory Council: The Advisory Council provides input to the SEMO University Board of Regents on local curriculum. It meets at 10:30 AM on the last Wednesday of each quarter.

To be eligible for appointment to any board or commission, taxpayers must have no outstanding municipal taxes, fines or fees. 

Questions relating to the City's boards and commissions may be sent via email to  Boards & Commissions or contact Linda Lowes at 573-471-2512.  Back to Index
Second Reading & Consideration of Bill 6029, Request to Replat Lots 3-5, Block 2, Sunset Addition
Council will take action on a request from  Darrell Hall for the re-plat of all of lots #3 thru #5 in Block #2 of Sunset Addition.The Planning & Zoning Commission recommends the approval of this request.  Back to Index
Should there be no further business  the meeting will be adjourned.
Sikeston Rodeo Week Events - August 10-13
Get ready for the Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo and all the great events planned for August 10-13. 

August 10-13
Sikeston JC Bootheel Rodeo
Gates open at 6 PM with the action starting at 7 PM.  Concerts follow the last rodeo event of the evening. Long round bullfighting will be held Thursday, August 11 with short round bullfighting held Friday, August 12. 

Entertainment Line up:
          August 10 - Chase Rice
          August 11 - Granger Smith
          August 12 - Dwight Yoakam
          August 13 - Frankie Ballard

Tickets available on line at  Rodeo Tickets.

Other Rodeo Week Events:
Aug. 10-13, Downtown Rodeo Walk:  Downtown Sikeston

Aug. 12, Behind-the-Chute Tours:  10 AM, Rodeo Grounds

Aug. 12, Lunch with Rodeo Clowns & Queens:  11:30 AM-1 PM, Sikeston Outlet Stores

Aug. 13, Cowboy Up! Festival: 9 AM, Downtown Sikeston

Aug. 13, Jaycee Rodeo Parade: 10 AM, Starts on N. Kingshighway and ends in Downtown Sikeston. 

For details on these and other local events visit Calendar of Events Back 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
August 1
4:30 PM - Library Board Meeting

5:00 PM - City Council Meeting

August 2
4:30 PM - Tourism Advisory Board Meeting

August 8
Noon - Housing Authority Board Meeting

5:15 PM - Park Board Meeting

August 9
11:30 AM - DED Board Meeting

4:00 PM - BMU Board Meeting

4:00 PM - Planning & Zoning Board Meeting

August 15 
11:30 AM - LCRA Commission Meeting

August 18
5:30 PM - Community Outreach Meeting (Tentative)

August 29
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

Compost Site 
Located on Compress Road
Open as follows:

Saturday, August 6
8 AM-Noon

Saturday, August 20
8 AM-Noon

Full schedule and 
restrictions found on  Sikeston Online
Announcements
Saturdays in August
Downtown Farmers Market
Legion Park, 115 E. Front St.
7:30 AM to sell-out 

Thursdays in August
Sikeston Social Club
Parengo Coffee
6-8 PM, 109 W. Malone

August 2
Trailblazers Jr. Walking Club meets at 6 PM
Clinton Bldg., 501 Campanella

August 9
Trailblazers Adult Walking Club meets at 6 PM
Clinton Bldg., 501 Campanella

August 12-13
Chaffee German Days
Frisco Park, Chaffee, MO

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