City Council Notebook – Jan. 5, 2015

Here are a few points of interest from the Monday, Jan. 5 City Council meeting. City Council meetings are broadcast live on Charter Channel 993 and online. Official minutes will be available soon online at cityofcape.org/citycouncil.

Study Session Notes 

Court Location Proposals and Upcoming Public Meeting
A brief presentation from County citizen committee representative Dwain Hahs about a proposal to build a new courthouse in Jackson sparked a series of questions from some City Council members. The public is invited to the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m., for the County’s open house on this topic. Read more from the County’s newsletter, or direct questions to the Cape Girardeau County Commission.

Repair for “Private” Sewers
Residents from Marie Street petitioned the City Council to help 10-12 homeowners pay to repair or replace their private sewer system that connects to the City’s system. Officials remarked that few, if any, of these types of systems and circumstances exist in Cape Girardeau. City staff will continue to review the situation and possible solutions.

Other Issues?
Anyone can speak at the 5 p.m. City Council Study Sessions on any city topic without any registration. We also recommend contacting staff or Council directly.

Regular Session Actions

  • Cape Splash fees expected to increase by early February; new speed slide (#15)
  • Decreased fuel surcharge on solid waste bills, savings shared with customers (#14)
  • Restricting minors in bars, the sale of alcohol at less than cost, and other changes effective July 1, 2015 (#2)

Questions or comments? Comment below or contact staff or Council.

1. Approval of the December 15, 2014, City Council regular session and closed session minutes.  PASS
2. BILL NO. 14-147, an Ordinance amending Chapter 5 of the Code of Ordinance of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, regarding Alcoholic Beverages. Second and Third Readings.  PASS
3. BILL NO. 14-192, an Ordinance amending Section 5-40(f) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, regarding liquor licenses.  Second and Third Readings.  PASS
4. BILL NO. 14-195, an Ordinance approving the record plat of Gardner Subdivision.  Second and Third Readings.   PASS
5. BILL NO. 15-03, a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an Agreement with Norwald, Inc. for the LaSalle Water Tank Project, in the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  Reading and Passage.   PASS
6. BILL No. 15-04, a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an agricultural lease agreement with Spring Hills Farms, LLC, at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. Reading and Passage.   PASS
7. BILL NO. 15-07, a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with SAK Construction, LLC, for the Sanitary Sewer System Rehabilitation Project 2014, by the CIPP method, in the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.    PASS
8. BILL NO. 15-09, a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Agreement with Cambridge Companies, Inc., for the Solid Waste Multi-use Transfer Facility, in the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Reading and Passage.   PASS
9. Acceptance of Improvements and Authorize Final Payment to Nip Kelley Equipment Company, Inc. for the Meadowbrook Storage Tank.  PASS
10. A motion to accept the street, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and waterline improvements to serve Walden Park Phase 3.    PASS
11. Bill NO 15-01, an Ordinance Amending Section 15-337 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, regarding rooms to lease, let, hire or rent.  First Reading.  PASS
12. BILL NO. 15-02, an Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute Amendment #1 to a State Block Grant Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. First Reading.   PASS
13. BILL NO. 15-05, an Ordinance amending section 22-39 (b) of the City Code relating to Solid Waste. First Reading.   PASS
14. BILL NO. 15-06, an Ordinance amending section 22-47 (c) of the City Code relating to Solid Waste. First Reading.  PASS
15. BILL NO. 15-08, an Ordinance approving and adopting fee increases for Parks and Recreation Department Services at the Cape Splash Family Aquatics Center, in the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. First Reading.   PASS