Action on new dog ordinance will be delayed until later meeting
SIKESTON -- City Council members approved the 2003 Street Program during a special meeting this morning.
Instead of adopting Plan 1 as recommended by staff, council members selected specific projects from recommended programs to come up with their own list.
Overlay bids will be requested for Stoddard, Calvary, McDougal, Hunter from Main to Applegate, Magnolia, Thompson, Lincoln and North Ingram from Smith to Salcedo.
A reconstruction bid for Wakefield from Main to Kingshighway will be requested as well as spot-replacement reconstruction bids for Hardin and N. Kingshighway.
If the total from the bids comes out higher than budgeted, some of the projects will be scaled back to meet the budget, Mayor Phil Boyer said.
In other business, commissioners completed the first reading of a bill that will turn over around 40 of the city's properties to the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority, almost all of which are vacant lots or condemned structures, although a few may be worth rehabilitating. "Most of these are coming down," said Tom Bridger, public works director.
Charles Leible, city counselor, said the ordinance is written so that once approved by the Council, the LCRA may take possession upon its request to do so. Action on this ordinance is slated for Monday's regular meeting.
Council members also agreed to delay action on the proposed aggressive animal ordinance for another month to allow more time for discussion and consideration.