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Sharp asks for Downtown Sikeston and CVB to merge

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

scottw@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- Downtown Sikeston and the CVB should merge and benefit from the "synergy," according to a spokesman for the Downtown group.

Harry Sharp, acting president of Historic Downtown Sikeston, asked Sikeston City Council members during their regular monthly meeting Monday to consider merging the Sikeston Convention and Visitor's Bureau with Historic Downtown Sikeston.

Additionally, Sharp asked Steve Lee, the city's street superintendent, to consider the Downtown area as a "fifth district" rather than as a part of the city's northwest quadrant when dividing street funding as it is "the heart of the city" and is "getting short shrift" when it comes to street maintenance projects.

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