Council Actions - January 25, 2021

The following actions took place during yesterday’s Council meeting:
Awarded Bid 21-11, a 5-year copier lease for usage at City Hall to GFI Digital out of Cape Girardeau in the amount of $270.81 a month.  This includes 5,500 black/white and 1,600 color copies per month and their maintenance agreement that includes all parts, labor and toner.
Approved the firm Piper Sandler from St. Louis, MO as the municipal financial advisor for the City of Sikeston.
Approved Resolution 21-01-01, allowing the City of Sikeston to apply for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding for the purpose of constructing the next phase of the rail trail.  The most you can request is $400,000 in federal reimbursement funding and you must provide at least a 20% local match.  If awarded, the City would need to dedicate up to $100,000 in local match.  The next phase of the rail trail would begin near the Depot at Scott Street and proceed west to North West Street enough to connect to Lincoln with the intention to propose building a connector sidewalk to the NE corner of Osage/Felker (Lincoln) where it can connect to the new sidewalk for Lincoln University.
Other Items:
Until further notice, all future meetings will be held at the Clinton Building and will be open to the public.  Masks will be required.  The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 1 at 5:00 p.m.
With no further action taken, the meeting was adjourned into Executive Session.