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Council to Consider Lease, Accept Audit
The Sikeston City Council will convene a Special Meeting at 11:30 AM, January 30, 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
Consideration of Building Lease
Historic Midtown Development Group d/b/a Historic Downtown Sikeston has expressed interest in utilizing 215 N New Madrid as headquarters for their organization, development of a business incubator facility, and possible sublease to other complementary users. A proposed lease will be submitted for Council consideration. Additional information is available at Council Agenda & Information PacketReturn to Index
Acceptance of FY-2016 Financial Audit
Council will be asked to accept the City's FY-16 Financial audit. Every year, the city undergoes an independent audit of its financial statements by a certified public accountant. The audit of the Fiscal Year 2016 financials has been completed by Bucher, Essner and Miles, L.L.C. Residents may access the audit online at  FY-16 Financial Audit

The FY-16 Financial Audit expresses an "unqualified" opinion, meaning that it was a "clean" audit, or that there were no significant findings of non-compliance with accounting standards, federal reporting requirements, or internal controls. For additional information go to  Council Agenda & Information PacketReturn to Index
First Reading 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. The first reading of this legislation will be conducted on January 30 with final Council action anticipated on February 6. For additional information on this grant award go to Council Agenda & Information Packet.  Return to Index
First Reading 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.

Staff will ask for approval of Bill 6047 at the February 6, 2017 Council meeting. Details of the agreement are available online at  Council Agenda & Information PacketReturn to Index
Interim Appointment to DPS Advisory Board
Council has received the resignation of Bill Mitchell from the DPS Advisory Board.  With this term ending in October 2018, staff is requesting an interim appointment be made. Additional information on this appointment is available at Council Agenda & Information PacketBack to Index
Following the business session Council will convene an executive session to discuss personnel and property issues. 
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.
Honor 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.

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Upcoming Festivals and Events
January 10- February 25
Annual Regional Judged Photography Show
Sikeston Depot Museum & Gallery, 116 W. Malone, 10 AM-4 PM, Tues.-Sat. Awards reception will be held January 11, 5-7:30 PM.   Depot Events & Activities

February 2-17
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.


Jonathan Douglass
Manager,  City of Sikeston
In This Issue
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Upcoming Meetings
January 30
11:30 AM - Special City Council Meeting

January 31
4:30 PM - Tourism Advisory Board Meeting

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.
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 

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