Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – April 12
City Press Releases
April 14, 2022
PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022:
- Pastor Hyunjin Cho from the First United Methodist Church shared an invocation.
Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:
- The March 22, 2022, City Commission Meeting minutes.
- The appointment of Monica LaForte and Jaime Dalton to first four-year terms as members of the Pittsburg Public Library Board of Trustees effective May 1, 2022, and concluding on April 30, 2026.
- Staff recommendation to award the bid for the provision of asphaltic concrete material for the 2022 City Sales Tax Street Program and Crawford County, Kansas, consisting of an estimated total of 17,500 tons of asphaltic concrete base and surface mix to Heckert Construction Co., Inc., of Pittsburg, Kansas, based on their bids of: $75.06 per ton SM9.5A (Virgin Mix) Asphalt; $73.03 per ton SM12.5A (Virgin Mix) Asphalt; $70.84 per ton SM19A (Virgin Mix) Asphalt; and an hourly cost for tandem truck delivery to Pittsburg.
- The purchase of a Bobcat T770 T4 Compact Track Loader through the cooperative purchase agreement for use by the Stormwater Collection Division of the Public Utilities Department in the amount of $73,525.40.
- The application submitted by Bruce Jameson for water service outside the City of Pittsburg, Kansas, Corporate Limits to property located at 613 South 69 Highway.
THE FOLLOWING ITEM WAS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION
- Commissioners voted to award the bid for the conversion of two tennis courts to six pickleball courts at the Four Oaks Complex to Gerald Perry Tennis Co. Inc., of Springfield, Missouri, in the amount of $29,850.00. Director of Parks & Recreation Toby Book says some subsurface repair work will be done, and a new non-slip surface will be added before the courts are installed. The new pickleball courts will replace the existing west tennis courts, with two tennis courts remaining at the facility.
- Commissioners voted to approve the Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending April 12, 2022, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received. Mayor Cheryl Brooks recused herself due to conflict.
CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING
- VACATION – BEASLEY – 1302 RANDALL DRIVE – Commissioners voted in favor of the recommendation of the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals to approve the request submitted by Justin and Anni Beasley for the vacation of part of Randall Drive in the East Meadows Addition.
- ARVEST BANK – P & L DEVELOPMENT – SUBORDINATION AGREEMENTS – Commissioners voted 4-1, with Mayor Brooks opposed, to approve the recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) to enter into new Subordination Agreements with Arvest Bank and P & L Development, LLC, relating to the Silverback housing development, as Arvest Bank is increasing its loan amount by $288,000 on 1907 Carnie Smith (Lot #4), $273,600 on 1901 Carnie Smith (Lot #1) and $312,000 on 1632 Lou Martin (Lot #118).
- APPOINTMENTS – HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION – Commissioners appointed two individuals to fill unexpired terms as members of the Human Relations Commission effective immediately and concluding on December 31, 2022. Applicants Jackeline Poroj and Joella Reid-Skyles were appointed to the board. According to Human Resources Director Kim Vogel, the role of the board is to receive and investigate concerns or complaints of harassment or discrimination from citizens, and to promote inclusion in the community. Members of the board serve four-year terms.
- ATKINSON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT APRON RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT – Commissioners voted to award the bid for the Atkinson Municipal Airport Apron Reconstruction Project in the amount of $2,253,974.20 to Amino Brothers Company, Inc., of Kansas City, Kansas, pending FAA Concurrence of Award, and to increase the City’s match for the project from $167,250 to $232,222.
- MONTEE INDUSTRIAL PARK LEASE – The Commission voted to enter into a ten-year lease with Watco Transloading, L.L.C., for approximately 20 acres located in the Montee Industrial Park at a price of $1 per year. Watco is interested in putting in a transload facility at the industrial park.
NON-AGENDA REPORTS & REQUESTS
- Board president Dr. Seglie mentioned an issue of “cattywampus” street signs around the city and asked citizens to report these incidents, and even help fix them whenever they are identified. Director of Public Works & Utilities Matt Bacon said the best way to report these issues is through the city’s SeeClickFix app. Seglie also discussed steel light poles in need of repair or resurfacing. Bacon says is department is currently working to address this. City Manager Daron Hall said the city is putting additional resources toward improving the striping, trees, signs and poles in the right-of way this year, with an emphasis on main city corridors.
- Seglie and Matt Bacon discussed the street sweeper operations. Bacon said the city has one sweeper and it runs every day.
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