Council Actions - November 4, 2019

During yesterday’s Council meeting, the following actions were taken:

Approved Bill #6159, which will establish a Business License Review Board.  This board will listen to appeals of revocations and suspensions of business licenses and decide what action should be taken.

Approved Bill #6167, updating the Amusement & Entertainment Business Licenses and permits section of Municipal Code.  Amusement and Entertainment includes events or parties for which an admission, cover or entrance fee is charged.  Hours of operation Sundays-Thursdays shall be limited from 9:00 AM-11:00 PM and Fridays, Saturdays and holidays from 9:00 AM-1:30 AM, with no re-entry allowed after 1:00 AM.  Also, adequate licensed security must be provided for any event that extends past 11:00 PM. 

Approved Bill #6168, adding “Maintaining a Public Nuisance” section to the Municipal Code.  This bill will assist in preventing any structures to be used for frequent illegal drug use.  Additionally, the owner or occupant or both the owner and occupant may be charged with the offense of keeping or maintain a public nuisance, which is a Class A Misdemeanor.

Authorized Hickman Construction to demolish and rebuild the back wall on the Stallcup Building.  Total cost will be $108,000.90.

Other Items:
Dennis Ziegenhorn & Jim Beaird, both citizens of Sikeston, approached Council about issues with obtaining building permits and the process involved for certain documents that are needed for businesses in Sikeston.
There being no other items, the meeting was adjourned into Executive Session for Litigation & Personnel.  The next tentatively scheduled Council meeting will be Monday, December 2nd at 5:00 p.m.