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Bill to establish Downton CID in Sikeston fails

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


SIKESTON -- A bill establishing a Downtown Sikeston Community Improvement District failed to get past a first reading.

The motion for a first reading on the bill died for lack of a second during a special City Council meeting held Monday.

If the bill had passed, the district would have had the authority to put a 1-cent sales tax proposal before qualified voters within the district.

Council tabled making a decision on the CID for 30 days at their Oct. 24 meeting and suggested property owners and merchants use that time to find something they could agree on.

A Historic Downtown Sikeston meeting was held Nov. 15 but without a consensus being found or a compromise being reached.

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