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Cape, SEMO to work on projects throughout city

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A sharing of cost and effort by the city of Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri State University will bring several small-scale improvement projects to areas on and near the school's main campus and River Campus.

At Monday's council meeting, members of the city council approved the first reading of an ordinance that prompts an agreement between the city and university.

Projects will include decorative lighting and traffic signals at the intersection of Broadway and Henderson Avenue; the addition of a public restroom facility on a corner of the Bertling Street and North Sprigg Street intersection; and the addition of a "gateway sign" for the city at the intersection of Highway 74 and Fountain Street.

Two other sections of the agreement extend arrangements for maintenance of asphalt and pavers on Normal and Pacific streets and Henderson Avenue, as well as grounds associated with the old bridge river outlook near the River Campus.

Assistant city manager Kelly Green said gateway monument is part of plans for a wayfinding signage program the city commissioned in 2011.

"One of the things that came about from the consultants were gateway features," she said. "These are entry points into our community that will have a nice feature."

A design has not yet been created for the gateway sign. Per the agreement, the university will allow the city to place the sign on its property near the River Campus.

The restroom facility will be for the use of the public and university students, Green said. The city will pay for the construction and the university will pay for construction materials and maintenance. Green said the design of the facility will be similar to the restroom at the intersection of Main Street and Broadway. The project is scheduled to be completed in April.

Improvements to the Broadway and Henderson Avenue intersection will cost about $218,000, which will be paid for by the university, except for $73,000 from the city's Transportation Trust IV fund, which comes from voter-approved municipal taxes. The project is scheduled to be completed before the end of July.

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Pertinent address:

401 Independence St., Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Broadway and Henderson Avenue, Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Bertling Street and North Sprigg Street, Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Highway 74 and Fountain Street, Cape Girardeau, Mo.


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It appears to be a step in the right direction, but SEMO still was able to get $73,000 of sales tax revenue for projects mostly related to it. Appears that the bankers on its board know how to cut a pig.

-- Posted by semowasp on Tue, Jan 8, 2013, at 5:52 AM

Who designed the new wayfinding signeage that has been placed around town? It's shaped like a can! whenever I see one I think of soup!

-- Posted by preservationminded on Tue, Jan 8, 2013, at 9:43 AM

Is there any way that the city can put pressure on the university to not demolish the historic handball court? Since this is a contributing historic resource of the city, it seems like the City Council would be doing all that it can to save it!

-- Posted by preservationminded on Tue, Jan 8, 2013, at 9:46 AM


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Cape Girardeau City Council action 1/7/13
Consent agenda

* Approved the Dec. 17 city council regular-and closed-session meeting minutes.

* Approved an ordinance amending the city code, by establishing handicapped parking along a portion of Missouri Avenue

* Approved an ordinance repealing the city code, and amending Chapter 26 of the city code regarding trespass on private parking lots.

* Approved an ordinance amending the city code, by repealing no parking along a portion of Themis Street.

* Approved an ordinance amending the city code, by establishing a limited parking zone on a portion of Themis Street.

* Approved an ordinance vacating the city's interest in a portion of right of way on Linda Street, from William Street to Good Hope Street.

* Approved an ordinance authorizing the mayor to execute quit-claim deeds to Vernon E. Rhodes Family Partners LLLP and Plaza Tire Service Inc. for property in the Linda Street right of way.

* Approved an ordinance approving the record plat of a resubdivision of lots 69, 70, 71, 72 and 73 of Walden Park Phase 2.

* Approved an ordinance approving the condominium plat of Banterra Centre.

* Approved an ordinance authorizing the mayor to execute a quit-claim deed to REC Investments LLC for property in the Southern Expressway right of way.

* Passed a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute a demolition contract with Landgraf & Son LLC.

* Passed a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute an agreement with the Safe House for Women Inc. for emergency solutions grant funds from the Missouri Housing Development Commission.

* Passed a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute an agreement with Community Caring Council for emergency solutions grant funds from the Missouri Housing Development Commission.

* Passed a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute an agreement with Railworks Track Services Inc. for Nash Road railroad crossing improvements.

Items removed from consent agenda

* Approved an ordinance approving the record plat of Plaza Tire Service.

New ordinances

* Approved an ordinance amending the code of ordinances by changing the zoning of property at 1000 N. Sprigg St.

* Approved an ordinance amending the code of ordinances by changing the zoning of property at 200 Morgan Oak St.

* Approved an ordinance amending the city code by establishing stop signs at various locations along Veterans Memorial Drive.

* Approved an ordinance amending the city code, by establishing a reduced speed limit on Veterans Memorial Drive.

* Approved an ordinance amending the city code, by establishing no parking anytime along a portion of Veterans Memorial Drive.

* Approved an ordinance amending the city code, by establishing yield signs along Veterans Memorial Drive

* Approved an ordinance authorizing the city manager to accept and execute a permanent utility easement from Sam's Real Estate Business Trust.

* Approved an ordinance authorizing the city manager to execute a contract for sale of real estate with Southeast Missouri University Foundation.

* Approved an ordinance authorizing the city manager to execute a memorandum of agreement with Southeast Missouri State University for various improvements.

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