Cape Girardeau City Council action 12/21/04

Tuesday, December 21, 2004


Consent ordinances

(Second and third readings)

* Authorized the acquisition of property for the improvement of Broadway between Perry Avenue and Houck Place.

* Amended the boundaries of a sewer district to include the new Kohl's store development.

* Approved an ordinance that mirrors a new state law requiring motorists to turn on their vehicle headlights when windshield wipers are in use and during periods of fog.

* Granted a special-use permit to Terry and Cynthia Cole and Gary and Debbie DeWitt for the purpose of constructing and maintaining a sign at 2907 Independence St.

* Granted a special-use permit to AJL Investments LLC for the purpose of constructing and maintaining a sign at 1417 N. Mount Auburn Road.

* Approved the record plat of Wyman Subdivision.

* Established a new handicapped parking zone on Perry Avenue.

* Appropriated funds for operating expenditures, capital expenditures and operating transfers for the fiscal year ending June 30. Passage gives final approval to new pay plan for city employees.

New ordinances

(First reading)

* Approved the record plat of Silverthorne Second Subdivision on Silverthorne Trail.

* Executed an agreement with the Missouri State Highways and Transportation Commission for construction of a left-turn lane at Route K and Notre Dame Drive.


* Accepted a broker proposal submitted by Finch and Marchbanks for short- and long-term disability insurance.

* Accepted a proposal submitted by Healthy Alliance for life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.

* Executed an addendum to an agreement with Strickland Engineering for modification of the heating and cooling system at the police department.

* Amended an agreement with Jacobs Civil Inc. for the South Ramsey sewer lift station.

* Accepted a proposal from Banner Fire Equipment Inc. for the purchase of an aerial ladder truck at a cost of $557,557.

* Accepted the 2005 STOP Violence Against Women grant from the Missouri Department of Public Safety to pay the salary of a police officer to investigate incidents of domestic violence and sexual assault.


* Appointed Bill Eddleman to the Historic Preservation Commission.

* Appointed Doug Austin, Shirley Patterson, Scott Johnson, Philip Nacy and Wes Wright to the Vision 2020 Community Relations Council.

* Appointed Jess Hopple to the Board of Adjustment.

* Appointed Paul Mingus to the Cable Television Advisory Committee.

* Appointed Jay Knudtson to the Parks Development Foundation.

* Appointed Jay Knudtson and Matt Hopkins to the Cape Girardeau Area Magnet, an economic development and industrial recruitment organization.

Liquor licenses

* Gave conditional approval of a temporary 5 percent beer by-the-drink liquor license for Hugh J. McGowan IV d/b/a Southeast Missouri Hospital Foundation for an event to be held Dec. 31 to Jan. 1 at the Arena Building.


* Approved the preliminary plat of Timber Creek Subdivision on the south side of Lexington Avenue between Cape Rock Drive and Old Sprigg Street Road.

* Accepted improvements to Independence Street from Pacific Street to Sprigg Street and authorizing final payment to Lappe Cement Finishing Inc.

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