City Council actions Nov. 27, 2023

City Council actions Nov. 27, 2023

Sikeston City Council actions from Monday, Nov. 27, 2023, were:

  • Council approved amending the Floodplain Regulations to fall under compliance with SEMA (State Emergency Management Agency). The amendments, which were the first since 2009, basically changed verbiage to update language and clarify some items.
  • Council heard the first reading of a bill, that if passed, calls for a general election to be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, to elect a mayor, councilman Ward 2 and councilman Ward 3. Incumbents Mayor Greg Turnbow, Ward 2 Councilman Vest Baker and Ward 3 Councilman David Teachout all filed to retain their positions and will run unopposed. The bill will be voted on at the Dec. 4, 2023, meeting.
  • Council heard the first reading of a bill, that if approved at the Dec. 4 meeting, will create a section in the city code regarding Library Board terms. According to state statute, Library Board members can serve no more than three consecutive full terms and then are not eligible to be reappointed until two years after the expiration of the third term. Board members were initially instructed they could only serve two full terms. If approved the new section will bring the city code into compliance with state statute.
  • Council approved the surplus of Department of Public Works equipment. Two utility trailers and a salt spreader will be put to public auction.
  • Council approved the City of Sikeston’s Capital Improvement Plan, which is the city’s five-year plan for investment in capital assets. The plan will inform decisions made in the FY2025 budget process, which will begin this spring.
  • The next Sikeston City Council meeting will be Dec. 4, 2023. The following meeting will be held Jan. 8, 2024.