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Pittsburg City Commission meeting recap – April 13, 2021

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April 15, 2021

PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken during the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on April 13, 2021:


  • Public Input
    • Pete Mayo shared a prayer of invocation.
    • Representatives from Evergy provided an update on future projects in the city.


Mayor Munsell recognized City Manager Daron Hall for his feature in Ingram’s Magazine’s 50 Kansans You Should Know and thanked Hall for his contribution to Pittsburg.

Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:

  • March 23, 2021, City Commission Meeting minutes.
  • Resolution No. 1243, authorizing the offering for sale of General Obligation Temporary Notes, Series 2021-1, of the City of Pittsburg, Kansas.
  • Request submitted by Angie Hadley, Program Coordinator for the Restorative Justice Authority of Crawford County, to reappoint Lyle Telfer to an additional three-year term as a member of the Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board (JCAB).
  • The appointment of Dr. Susan Knell and Dan McNally to first, four-year terms as members of the Pittsburg Public Library Board of Trustees.
  • Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending April 13, 2021, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received.


The following items were removed from the consent agenda for further discussion:

  • Commissioners voted to approve the application submitted by Debra M. Torchia for water service outside the corporate City Limits to property located at 529 East 520th Avenue.
  • Commissioners approved Ordinance No. G-1323, amending Section 78-116 of the Pittsburg City Code to prohibit parking on the north side of East 6th Street between North Short Street and North Stillwell Street. The request was made by the parks and recreation department to help prevent traffic congestion due to the addition of the Everybody Plays Playground and the new splash pad at Schlanger Park.
  • Commissioners approved Ordinance No. G-1324, providing for the change of a certain area (Villas at Creekside) from Single Family residential (R-A1) to planned Unit Development (PUD) and amending and supplementing the Zoning District Boundary Map and Zoning Ordinance No. G-663.


Commissioners considered the following items on the agenda:

  • REQUEST TO CHANGE ZONING – Commissioners voted to approve the recommendation of the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals to approve the request submitted by E & J Investments, of Pittsburg, Kansas, to change the zoning of the property located on the North side of the 1900 Block of East Centennial from R-1A, Single Family Residential to CP-2, Planned General Commercial and RP-3, Planned Medium Density to allow for a residential and commercial development.


  • PRELIMINARY PLAT – E & J INVESTMENTS – The commission voted to approve the recommendation of the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals to approve the Preliminary Plat submitted by E & J Investments of Pittsburg, Kansas, for the platting of the property located on the North side of the 1900 Block of East Centennial.


  • PRELIMINARY PLAT – 3P DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LLC – Commissioners approved the recommendation of the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals to approve the Preliminary Plat submitted by 3P Development Group, LLC of Bryant, Arkansas, for the platting of the property located between the 1600 and 1700 Blocks on the South side of East 4th Street.


  • DISPOSITION OF BIDS – GEORGIA STREET CHANNELS & CULVERT PROJECT – Commissioners voted to award the bid for the Georgia Street Channels & Culvert Project to the low bidder, Heck & Wicker, Inc., of Parsons, Kansas, based on their total combined bid of $444,488.92 (Bid “A” – Georgia Street Channels Project in the amount of $232,023.94 and Bid “B” – Georgia Street Culvert Project in the amount of $212,044.98).



  • Commissioner O’Bryan mentioned that a number of citizens contacted him with concerns about a goat farm located on the east side of South Rouse. Commissioners discussed limiting the number of goats or livestock on a single property within the city limits. City staff will follow up in the coming weeks with a proposal for consideration.
  • Commissioner Brooks congratulated Pittsburg native Robin Brock for placing in the top six in the Mrs. Kansas America Pageant in Las Vegas.



Commissioners held a 30-minute executive session for the preliminary discussion of the acquisition of real property pursuant to K.S.A. 75-4319(b)(6), to discuss the potential acquisition of real estate. No action was taken and no votes were cast during the executive session.


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