Council Actions - August 3, 2020

The following actions took place during yesterday’s Council meeting:
  1. Approved Bill #6199, rezoning property east of Mill Row Street from “IL” Light Industrial to “IH” Heavy Industrial. 
  1. Approved Bill #6200, rezoning part of Lot 3 of Outblock 40 from “R-5” Multi-Family Residential to “C-3” Highway Commercial.  This property is located behind what was formally “The Christian Academy” located on South Kingshighway. 
  1. Approved Resolution 20-08-01, authorizing DPS to surplus a 2012 Dodge Charger that is in a state of disrepair. 
  1. Tabled the billboard proposal on City property at Main and Malone so that more information and additional input can be gathered.  There are currently three signs at this location which originally belonged to General Outdoor Advertising.  General Outdoor Advertising sold their locations to Boatner Adworks out of Poplar Bluff but the City was unaware of this sale and Boatner was not aware that General Outdoor Advertising was leasing these locations from the City.  Recently, the City was approached by another billboard company to install digital billboard signage at these locations.  Council can choose to allow Boatner to maintain the location and sign a lease with them with the amount previously paid by General Outdoor Advertising or terminate the lease with Boatner and send out Requests for Proposals. 
  1. Council was briefed on Traffic Committee items that were either denied or tabled.  The Traffic Committee denied the requests for speed bumps to be placed on Salcedo at Columbine and also the installation of a four-way stop at Jackson and Jaycee.  The committee tabled the request to designate the intersection of Pine Street and Plantation Boulevard a four-way stop in order to allow DPS to obtain traffic data. 
  1. Department of Public Safety briefed Council on fireworks reports that were received during June 20-July 11 in both 2019 and 2020.  For 2019, DPS answered approximately 66 calls relating to fireworks violations.  This year, there were 271 calls.  For fire-related calls, in 2019 there were two reported and this year they had a total of 10.  There were numerous verbal warnings given due to the fact that most citizens believed that since fireworks were sold in the City of Sikeston, it was legal to shoot them as well. 
No other action was taken, the meeting was adjourned into Executive Session (property).  The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Monday, August 31.  Location and time to be determined at a later date.