Council Actions - June 26, 2017

During today’s Council meeting, Sikeston City Council took the following actions:
  1. Approved the authorization to Issue a Letter of Support for St. John’s Bayou Basin Drainage District.
  2. Information is still being collected on the Flood Plain Study Progress Report according to Dr. Charles Patterson, Engineer at Allgeir, Martin & Associates.
  3. Approved issuance of special permit for a high tunnel for a community garden at 205 Jackson.
  4. Approved Emergency Bill #6064, Replat of Lot 1, Block 20, Collins North Acres (Section 6) Subdivision.
  5. Approved authorization to execute contract with Sikeston Regional Chamber of Commerce for Tourism Marketing & Promotion Services.
  6. Approved Bill#6062, Creation of Friends of the Sikeston Pet & Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) Advisory Board.
  7. The following individuals were appointed to the Animal Shelter Advisory Board:

        One(1) year term:  Megan McGill-Knight and Jeff Reynolds

        Two(2) year term:  Renee Grimes, Emily Eaves

       Three (3) year term:  Gordon Waller, Erica Wilson and Pete Burns
Council liaison appointment will be made at the July 20th Council meeting

8.     Bill #6058, Lead Ban in Public & Private Drinking Water Plumbing, was approved.

9     Approved Phase II Summer Street & Stormwater Management Improvement Program and awarded the bid to Lappe Cement Finishing of Perryville, Missouri for $383,370.76.

10.    Approved the purchase of 3 DPW Vehicles from Don Brown Chevrolet in St. Louis:  ¾ ton pickup truck for Street Division; ½ ton pickup truck for Parks Division; and ½ ton pickup truck for Code Enforcement.

11.    Approved the purchase of 5 (New & Used) DPS Vehicles:  Two (2) 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe’s PPV 2wd for $37,730 each from Don Brown Chevrolet of St. Louis;  two (2) used Highway Patrol 2013 Dodge Chargers at $12,900 each; and One (1) used Highway Patrol 2014 AWD Dodge Charger at $15,850.

  1. Other Items:
    1. Sgt. Wheetley demonstrated to Council the new bullet-proof vests that was purchased with donations that were presented to DPS from the Sikeston Jaycees, Lions Club and Pizza Inn.  A total of 14 vests were purchased.
    2. Parks & Recreation Director Dustin Care handed out the Calendar of Events for Parks & Recreation Month (July).  A lot of activities are planned for the month of July including Party in the Park on the 29th.
    3. Jay Lancaster mentioned that Spread Hope Now had mission teams working in Sikeston over the weekend.
    4. Mayor Burch cancelled the July 31st Council meeting.  Business matters will be moved to the July 20th Council meeting.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.  Council’s next meeting will be held at 5:00 PM on Thursday, July 20th.