City Clerk - Rhonda Council
105 E. Center St., Sikeston MO
The City Clerk serves as the repository for official records for the City and is the designated Custodian of Records for the preservation and archiving of City records including information regarding the City Cemetery. The City Clerk prepares, posts and issues all agendas and associated documentation for official meetings of the City Council and attends the meetings to record the official minutes; receives, tracks and responds to Open Records requests for records in accordance with the Missouri Sunshine Law; handles the codification, maintenance and distribution of ordinances which amend the City Code and conduct official oaths of office. The City Clerk is also responsible for filing candidates for City offices for municipal elections.
Upcoming City Council Openings for 2021
The following Council Members have terms expiring in April 2021:
Steven Burch - Mayor
Gerald Settles - Councilman Ward 2
Karen Evans - Councilwoman Ward 3
Opening day to file for a Council position is Tuesday, October 13, with the last day being Tuesday, November 17, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. If more than two (2) candidates file for the same position, a primary election will be held. If no primary election is needed, only the general election will be held. Click here for information on your ward and/or voting poll location.
Primary Election (if needed): Tuesday, February 2, 2021
General Election: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
City Council Election Information
Any person desiring to become a candidate for council member shall file with the City Clerk within the time prescribed by ordinance a statement of such candidacy . (City Code 107.040-107.050)
To be eligible for election, all candidates must be a qualified voter of Sikeston and be at least 21 years of age. Ward candidates must be a resident of the ward for which they are filing for a period of at least one (1) year immediately prior to the last day to file for election. Mayoral and at-large candidates must have been a resident of the City for at least one (1) year immediately prior to their election.
Individuals interested in filing for a Council position must complete a Declaration of Candidacy Form and a Candidate's Affidavit of Tax Payments and Bonding Requirements and submit it to Sikeston City Clerk Rhonda Council, 105 E. Center Street, Sikeston MO 63801. A $15 filing fee is required. For questions or more information, please contact Rhonda Council by phone at 573-475-3701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City Council shall consist of seven (7) members - a Mayor and six (6) Council Members. Four (4) Council members shall reside in and be elected by the qualified voters of their respective wards. Two (2) Council members shall be known as At-Large. The Mayor is elected at-large.
Election and Terms
Council Members shall be elected to serve staggered three (3) year terms. No person may be elected or serve more than two (2) consecutive full terms as Mayor, not including service to complete an unexpired term. Any person so limited as Mayor may not serve again as Mayor for three (3) years, either in an elected capacity or appointed to fill a vacancy. No person may be elected or serve more than two (2) consecutive full terms as Council Member, not including service to complete an unexpired term. Any person so limited as Council Member may not serve again as Council Member for three (3) years, either in an elected capacity or appointed to fill a vacancy. A Council Member so limited is prohibited from holding either an at-large or a ward council seat. A person who is elected to a second full three (3) year term, and who resigns before the end of that term (i.e., "elected" to two (2) consecutive terms but did not "serve" two (2) complete consecutive terms) is disqualified from seeking an immediate new term, in the same manner as someone who did not resign.