Council Actions - September 13, 2021

During yesterday’s Council meeting, the following actions took place:
Approved Bill #6242, repealing Bill #6221 regarding the transfer of Sikeston Municipal Court cases to Scott County and New Madrid County Circuit Courts.
Authorized the Mayor to execute the general warranty deed to transfer right of way property to MoDOT as part of the Ingram overpass project.  Once the project is complete, any right of way that is not needed by MoDOT will be transferred back to the City of Sikeston.  Bidding on this project will start in the summer of 2022, with an estimated completion of the project in 2023.
Approved Bill #6239, authorizing the installation of stop signs at Taylor and College Streets.
Approved Bill #6249, designating Southwest Street from Malone Avenue to W. Gladys Street as a school zone.
Approved Bill #6241, amending certain definitions in our Municipal Code book to match the descriptions according to State Statutes.  Updated definitions include the following:  “All-Terrain Vehicle”, “Owner”, “Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle” and “Utility Vehicle”.
Conducted first reading of Bill #6243, which would remove the following sentence in our Municipal Code book regarding the registration and operation of Utility Vehicles within the City of Sikeston - “Registration and operation of utility vehicles in the City of Sikeston shall be restricted to residents of the City of Sikeston”.  Non-Sikeston residents would still have to register their UTV’s and follow all other applicable laws and regulations.  There are currently 73 UTV’s registered with the City.
With no further action, the meeting was adjourned.  The next Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 27 at 5:00 p.m.