Council Actions - November 30, 2020

The following actions took place at yesterday’s Council meeting:
Conducted the first reading of Bill #6213, amending the change in excessive strength charge fees for commercial or industrial users for wastewater.  According to the Board of Municipal Utilities, the current determination of rates does not represent the actual cost for excessive sewer discharges of strength and total suspended solids (TSS).  This proposed updated rate is to prevent excessive sewer discharges that disrupt the sewer plant and to reimburse BMU for this disruption.
Appointed Keira Baker to the Traffic Committee.
Conducted the first reading of Bill #6211, calling for the April 6, 2021 General Election to elect a Mayor, Ward 2 Councilman and Ward 3 Councilman for a three-year term.
Conducted the first reading of Bill #6212, authorizing the installation of stop signs at the following locations:  Indiana at Crowe; Matthews at Dona St.; E. Kathleen at Dona St.; E. Gladys at Dona St.; and Henry at Dona St.
Authorized the transfer of property located at 107 Alabama Street from the City of Sikeston to LCRA.
Authorized the purchase of three 2021 Dodge Charger AWD’s for Department of Public Safety at the state contract price of $28,634 each from Lou Fusz Ford of Chesterfield.
Accepted the 5 year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for 2022-2026.  The City Charter requires that the City Manager submit a 5 year capital program to Council at least six months prior to the start of the new fiscal year.  Ranked #1 on the CIP list by the Capital Improvement Plan Evaluation Committee was the replacement of Fire Station #2 on North Main St.
With no further action taken, the meeting was adjourned to Executive Session (property).  The next Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 7th at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom Videoconferencing.