Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – April 25
City Press Releases
April 26, 2023
PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, April 25, 2023:
- Pastor Walter Simpson shared a prayer of invocation.
Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:
- The April 11, 2023, City Commission Meeting minutes.
- Ordinance No. S-1093, levying an additional City Retailers Sales Tax in the amount of one-half of one percent (0.5%) within the City of Pittsburg, effective January 1, 2024.
- A Change Order to the Aquatic Center Pump House Project to reflect an increase in the amount of $2,700.00 to remove and replace the header tees on each filter cell and to accept the bid alternate in the amount of $1,460.00 for the replacement of two gear operated Asahi valves, bringing the total cost of the project to $62,910.00.
- The Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending April 25, 2023, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received.
The following items were considered under the main agenda:
- PURCHASE OF VEHICLES – Commissioners approved staff recommendation to waive the normal bid process to allow the purchase of eight 2023 Dodge Durango utility vehicles for use by the Pittsburg Police Department and one 2023 Dodge Durango utility vehicle for use by the Pittsburg Fire Department directly from Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, of Hutchinson, Kansas, for the total purchase price of $392,200.00.
- SMALL CITIES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM – Commissioners adopted Resolution No. 1268, assuring the Kansas Department of Commerce that funds will be continually provided for the operation and maintenance of the improvements made with CDBG funds and approve the Inter-Local Agreement between the City/Point Forward/Washington School, LLC, in relation to an application to be submitted on behalf of Point Forward, Inc.
Non-Agenda Reports & Requests:
- BI-MONTHLY BUDGET REVIEW – City Manager Daron Hall provided commissioners with the March 31, 2023, bi-monthly budget review. Hall stated that city revenues are performing well, sales tax revenues are above estimates, and property tax revenues are at or above estimates for the first quarter.
- IMAGINE PITTSBURG – City Manager Daron Hall updated commissioners on the Imagine Pittsburg community meeting, which was organized by the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce on Monday, April 24. An additional community conversation is planned for Thursday, April 27 at 6:00 pm at Meadowlark Elementary School. The community is invited to attend, learn more about the initiative, and provide input.
The Mayor’s Moment:
- Mayor Seglie said Broadway is looking good, thanks to many businesses in the community who have made improvements to their buildings. However, there are empty storefronts that could use some work. He called on the owners of those buildings to take responsibility for their properties.
The mission of the City of Pittsburg is to provide exceptional services, facilities and activities with integrity, professionalism, excellent customer service and a commitment to economic vitality.