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Index April 4, 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  Meets Monday, April 4, 2016
The Sikeston City Council will convene its regular meeting at 5:00 PM, Monday, April 4 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 1, 2016.
Second Reading & Consideration of Bill 6011, 
Calling for Election  to Continue Use Tax Collection on Out-State Motor Vehicle Purchases
Council will take action on B ill 6011 which calls for an election to be held Tuesday, August 2, 2016 for the purpose of determining if use tax collection on out-state purchases of motorized vehicles should be continued. If current collections are discontinued, the City will lose an estimated $168,000, annually. 
Second Reading & Consideration of Bill 6015, Accepting Ownership of Lincoln Park 
Council will take action on Bill 6015 authorizing the City to accept this property from the LCRA. Readers may recall the LCRA received a Neighborhood Stablization Grant to demolish the former Sikeston Compress and develop Lincoln Park.
Briefing:  Parks' Ground Maintenance Staffing
Historically the City has contracted with a not-for-profit agency to pick up ltter and trash created during athletic events and activities in City parks. Council will be briefed on the escalating costs associated with this service and alternative methods of addressing these needs.
First Reading of Bill 6016, Adoption of Illicit Stormwater Discharge Control Regulations
The City of Sikeston is subject to the Federal Clean Water Act, as monitored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Following a recent DNR review, the city was advised to draft new legislation specifically addressing illicit discharges into the Sikeston stormwater system.

Council will be asked to adopt this legislation during their April 25 meeting. 
Award of Bid, Replacement of Network Switches 
Council will be asked to award a bid for the purchase of required network upgrades of switch infrastructure at City Hall. The project consolidates four existing switches and a voice router into three switches and voice router for a cost of $20,040.22.
Award of Bid, DPS Police and Fire Uniforms 
In an effort to reduce cost and improve service to DPS employess, the Department is recommending the City engage H&W Public Safety Equipment as the police/fire uniform vendor.  Located in Sikeston, H&W sells a comparable quality uniform at a lower price and can provide a much faster turnaround time than that of a St. Louis vendor
If there are no further business items, Council will convene into an executive session to discuss property issues and Public Safety response plans. 
Sikeston Promotional Video Released
The Sikeston Convention & Visitors Bureau is happy to announce the release of a new promotional video  Visit Sikeston to be used in on-going marketing efforts. It  highlights Sikeston's tourism attractions and late summer and fall activities.The video  can be accessed from Facebook, , and .

The Sikeston area offers quality events and activities throughout the year. Thanks to its location, residents and visitors to Sikeston have access to 17 unique fishing locations, 13 locations offering deer, rabbit, squirrel, waterfowl and turkey hunting, and more than 9 locations with marked trails for hiking. 

Our community offers visitors beautiful historic homes, an outstanding local museum with a selection of shops and boutiques offering apparel, gifts, antique and collectibles.

We invite you to visit Sikeston Visitor Information Center located in the Sikeston Depot Museum & Gallery's lobby. You'll find brochures, suggested itineraries, as well as a selection of unique gifts.
April 5 Election Voting Locations
Polls will be open 6 AM to 7 PM at the following locations:
Sikeston Ward 1: Trinity Gospel Church, 901 Davis Blvd.

Sikeston Ward 2: First Christian Church, 1006 N. Main St.

Sikeston Ward 3:
Scott Co: 1st Assembly of God, 306 South Kingshighway
New Madrid Co.; Morlan Ford, 1030 South Main St.

Sikeston Ward 4:
Scott Co.: First Station #1, 301 North West St.
New Madrid Co.: Morlan Ford, 1030 South Main St.
Local Festivals & Events
April 2
Sikeston Regional Women's Show
Enjoy crafts and Spring fashion show. 10 AM-4 PM, Miner Convention Center, 2610 E. Malone. Call 573-472-2222 for information.

April 5-29
Annual High School Art Show
Enjoy the best works from 12 regional high schools. Sikeston Depot Museum & Gallery, 116 W. Malone. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 AM-5 PM.  Reception and Gallery Walk will be held April 8 from 5-7:30 PM.

April 14
Kiwanis Pancake Day
6 AM-7 PM,Elks Lodge, 304 Donna

April 14
SRC Annual Awards Banquet
5:30-8:30 PM, Sikeston Armory, 300 S. Main

April 14-17
Charleston Dogwood Azalea Festival
Enjoy carriage rides, home tours and more. For details visit 

April 16
SPS Foundation 5K Run/Walk  & Little Bulldog Race
7:30-10 AM, Sikeston High School Football Field

April 23
Jaycee Crawfish Boil & Music Festival
Enjoy fresh Louisana crawfish, live music and family activities. Sikeston Rodeo Grounds, 1120 N. Ingram Road. 3 PM to midnight, held rain or shine.  Jaycee Events

April 28-May 1
Sikeston Little Theater presents "Cyrano de Burgershak"
Enjoy this modern day version of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac. Sikeston Little Theater, 506 S. Kingshighway. Call 573-484-055 for performance information.

F or a full event calendar with suggested itineraries go to   VisitSikeston.Com
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
Quick Links
Upcoming Meetings
April 4
4:30 PM - Library Board of Trustees Meeting

5:00 PM - City Council Meeting

April 5
Election Day
Polls Open 6 AM-7 PM

5:30 PM - May 7 Event Organizers Logistics Meeting, City Hall

April 11
Noon - Housing Authority Board Meeting

5:15 PM - Park Board Meeting

April 12
11:30 AM - DED Board Meeting

4:00 PM - BMU Commission Meeting

4:00 PM - Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

April 15
8 AM - City Council Reorganization & Business Meeting

April 18
11:30 AM - LCRA Commission Meeting

April 21
5:30 PM - Council Community Outreach Meeting, City Hall

April 25
11:30 AM - Special City Council Meeting

April 26
3:00 PM - Traffic Committee Meeting

April 28
11:30 AM - Strategic Plan Implementation 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

Compost Site 
Located on Compress Road
Open as follows:

Saturday, April 2
8 AM-Noon

Saturday, April 16
8 AM-Noon

Full schedule and use restrictions found on 
Curb-Side Pickup
Spring Cleanup Schedule

APRIL 4 & 8
For residents with
Tuesday & Friday
Trash Pickup 

For more information including program restrictions go to Spring Clean-Up Program

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