Council Actions - December 7, 2020

The following actions took place during yesterday’s Council meeting:
A public hearing was held regarding the 60/61 W Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District.  State Statutes requires a public hearing every 5 years after the adoption of a TIF Redevelopment Plan to determine if the project is making satisfactory progress.  Finance Director Karen Bailey gave an update on the current TIF projects in the City of Sikeston.
Tabled Bill #6213, change in excessive strength charge fees for commercial or industrial users for wastewater collection.  In order to address questions and/or concerns regarding this bill from commercial and industrial customers, staff from Board of Municipal Utilities asked to table the second reading of this bill until the next Council meeting in January.
Approved Bill #6211, which calls for the April 6, 2021 General Election for the purpose of electing a Mayor, Councilman Ward 2 and Councilman Ward 3 in the City of Sikeston.
Approved Bill #6212, the installation of stop signs at the following locations:
Indiana Street at Crowe Street
Matthews Street at Dona Street
E Kathleen Street at Dona Street
E Gladys Street at Dona Street
Henry Street at Dona Street
Other Items:  Mayor Burch asked Council members if they would be in favor of joining local health care providers in promoting and encouraging citizens to wear masks in public.  Those members present were in agreement.
With no further action taken, the meeting was adjourned.  The December 28th Council meeting has been cancelled.  The next Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 4th at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom Videoconferencing.