Council Actions - October 4, 2021

The following actions took place during yesterday’s Council meeting:

Conducted Oath of Office for citizens appointed to various Boards & Commission
Council nominated and elected David Teachout as the new Mayor Pro Tem.  Mr. Teachout replaced former Councilmember Brandon Sparks who has resigned.
David Teachout was sworn in as Mayor Pro Tem.
Former Councilmember Brandon Sparks was Council Liaison to Professional Consulting Committee, Planning & Zoning Commission and Capital Improvements Plan Evaluation Committee.  Vest Baker was appointed to replace Brandon on the Professional Consulting Committee and Mayor Greg Turnbow was appointed to the Capital Improvements Plan Evaluation Committee.  Council tabled making an appointment to Planning & Zoning Commission.
Awarded the Domestic Violence Surcharge Funding to House of Refuge in an amount not to exceed $5,000.  This funding is from a $4.00 fee that is placed on all municipal court convictions and must be distributed to a domestic violence shelter serving the municipality of Sikeston.
Authorized the purchase of 6 new sets of structural firefighting gear from Sentinel Emergency Solutions in the amount of $19,386.
Were briefed on the Airport fuel system project.  They are in the process of sending out bids for this project which has an estimated cost of $708,543.  Of this amount, $612,478 will come from Non-Primary Entitlement Funds.
Awarded Bid #22-12, replacement of fencing at John Dancler Field, to Bootheel Fence Company in the amount of $70,500.
Conducted first reading of Bill #6244, authorization to rezone 623 E. Kathleen from R-4 “Two-Family Residential” to C-3 “Highway Commercial”.
Approved request from Jamika Allen for a conditional use variance for in-home daycare at 201 Edwards.

Awarded bid #22-14, Industrial Park improvements, to G & C Contracting of Perryville, MO in the amount of $3,181,898.50.  This project is to accommodate the new Carlisle Construction Materials plant and includes the development and construction of a new street, new water lines, new sanitary sewer lines, new stormwater sewer lines and the development of a stormwater basin for the entire park.
Conducted first reading of Bill #6245, which repeals Ordinance #5918 that established the Sheriff’s Retirement Fund.  In June 2021, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that the fee was unconstitutional and municipalities were ordered to stop withholding it effective July 1, 2021.  This bill will update our city code book.
With no further action, the meeting was adjourned.  The next Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 25 at 5:00 p.m.