SIKESTON - Area residents will be able to keep abreast of what's going on in city government, via the Internet.
"We live in a digital age of rapid access to news and information," said Sikeston Mayor Michael Marshall. "Recognizing this trend, city staff have developed an electronic newsletter, or "e-newsletter," that will be delivered to interested residents via e-mail."
Although the concept of a city newsletter is nothing new, City Manager Doug Friend said, "We have, however, expanded the concept to provide a timely, cost-effective way of briefing our citizens on municipal matters using e-mail." The fist issue of the "Sikeston Scanner" is scheduled for release in early September. With its two-page format, it will provide monthly schedules of government meetings, dates for city services (such as trash pick-ups and compost site openings) and offer news briefs on current municipal issues and topics.
"Our ultimate goal is to keep the public informed," Friend added. "With a great number of our residents using e-mail on a daily basis, monthly updates on local municipal issues are only a keystroke away." Friend said many of the topics summarized in the newsletter will also be available, in full text, on the city's Website at www.sikeston.org
The newsletter will be available to local residents free of charge. To receive the Sikeston Scanner, call city hall at 471-2512 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and e-mail address.