Council Actions - April 16, 2018

During today’s Reorganizational/Council Meeting, the following actions were taken:
 
Reorganizational Meeting:
A.   Council was presented with the board results for the election of Mayor, Ward 2 and Ward 3 Council Representatives 
B.   Steven Burch was sworn in as Mayor, Gerald Settles was sworn in as Ward 2 Council Representative and Karen Evans was sworn in as Ward 3 Council Representative
C.   Brian Self was elected and sworn in as Mayor Pro Tem
D.  Jon Gilmore, Karen Evans and Gerald Settles were appointed as Council representatives to serve on the Professional Consulting Committee
E.   Ryan Merideth was appointed as Council representative to serve on the Liquor License Review Board
F.   Jon Gilmore and Brian Self were appointed as Council representatives to serve on the Planning & Zoning Board
G.  Gerald Settles was appointed as Council representative to serve on the Board of Municipal Utilities Commission
H.  Karen Evans was appointed as Council representative to serve on the Library Board of Trustees
I.    Mary White-Ross was appointed as Council representative to serve on the Housing Authority Board
J.   Mary White Ross was appointment as Council representative to serve on the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority Commission
K.   Brian Self was appointed as Council representative to serve on the Park Board
L.   Karen Evans was appointed as Council representative to serve on the Public Safety Advisory Board
M.  Ryan Merideth and Brian Self were appointed as Council representatives to serve on the Tourism Advisory Board
N.  Gerald Settles was appointed as Council representative to serve on the Stormwater Management Board
O.  Karen Evans was appointed as Council representative to serve on the Friends of the PAWS Advisory Board
P.  Gerald Settles was appointed as Council representative to serve on the Capital Improvements Plan Evaluation Committee
 
Council Meeting-Business Items:
A.  Council approved Bill #6091, Net Metering Service Amended.  This bill would update our current Ordinance to be in compliance with the Net Metering & Easy Connection Act for eligible customers that own and operate a solar, wind or bio mass generating facility or hydrogen fuel cell.
B.  Council approved Bill #6089, Re-Adoption of Fair Housing Policy.  The annual re-adoption of this policy is required to maintain compliance with State CDBG funding and to define discriminatory housing practices and create a Fair Housing Committee in the City of Sikeston.
C.  Council awarded the liability and property insurance bid to Wortham Insurance of Houston, Texas in the amount of $302,375 with the reduction of the term to a maximum of three (3) years.
D.  Council authorized the City to proceed with the Scott County floodplain revisions and submit documentation for the Letter of Map Revision to SEMA for their review and approval.
E.  Council approved Bill #6094, Consideration of Lease and Option to Purchase Unillever South Property to Sweet Grass Farms, LLC.
 
There being no other items, the meeting was adjourned.