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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) City of Sikeston  1/2 Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax

1.  Why does Sikeston need a 1/2 sales tax increase? 

For over ten years, city sales tax and property tax revenue has been flat, not keeping pace with rising costs. For over ten years, the city has been “cutting the fat” – reducing costs and becoming more efficient - in order to provide quality services without increasing revenues. The city has not had a dedicated funding source for capital improvements since 2004, when the ¼ cent capital improvement sales tax expired. 

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Council Action for August 20th & 24th, 2015

     During Council’s Community Outreach Meeting of August 20, Council authorized staff to proceed with the execution of a contract with Allgeier-Martin for a flood plain study. Project costs are not to exceed $95,300.  Discussion on flood plain free-board variance were conducted but no formal action was taken.
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Trailblazers Walking Club Meeting - September 8, 2015

Safe strength training for arms and shoulders will be the topic at the Tuesday, September 8 meeting of the Trailblazers at 6:00 p.m. at the Clinton Building. Read More