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Municipal code review complete

Sunday, April 3, 2011

SIKESTON -- Revisions and updates to Sikeston's municipal code have been completed and are ready for the City Council's approval Monday.

The project has taken nearly two years to finish, according to Linda Lowes, director of governmental services.

"We actually started the process in July 2009," Lowes said. "That's when we entered into a contract with Sullivan Publications of Manchester. Since that time a group of employees that include Sikeston City Counselor Chuck Leible, myself, and representatives from all of the city's divisions have been working with Sullivan in the review and update of the code."

The result is a much tighter, streamlined package.

"We have over 2,000 pages now in two large volumes," Lowes said. "It has been condensed to a single volume. We reviewed, condensed and corrected code so that we are currently in compliance with all state statutes and regulations."

There weren't any extremely outdated ordinances found as the city went through the process at least once before. A recodification was done in 1981.

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