Pittsburg City Commission meeting recap – April 26, 2022
City Press Releases
April 27, 2022
PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken during the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on April 26, 2022:
Pete Mayo with Ascension Via Christi gave a prayer of invocation.
Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:
The April 12, 2022, City Commission Meeting minutes.
An order vacating part of Randall Drive in the East Meadows Addition.
Staff request to utilize the Sales Tax Capital Operating Fund to purchase a new John Deere 5055 Utility Tractor in the amount of $28,430.95 and a TRIMAX 24000 mower in the amount of $41,090.00, for a total purchase price of $59,520.95 after trade, for use by the Parks and Recreation Department at the Four Oaks Golf Course.
The Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending April 26, 2022, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received.
The following items were removed from the consent agenda for further discussion:
Commissioners approved staff request to utilize the Sales Tax Capital Operating Fund to purchase a 2016 John Deere Progator 2030A from Professional Turf Products, LP, of Lenexa, Kansas, for a total purchase price of $14,045.00, for the Four Oaks Golf Course. Parks & Recreation Director Toby Book answered several questions from the commissioners regarding the purchase, including some concerns about the age of the vehicle. Book sited difficulties in the availability and affordability of newer models as reasons for purchasing a 2016 model. Book said the 2016 Progator would still meet the department’s criteria and fit into the department’s budget, and he expects it to be of use to the golf course for the next several years.
Commissioners considered staff request to utilize the Sales Tax Capital Operating Fund to purchase a 2016 Toro Workman GTX Electric from Professional Turf Products, LP, of Lenexa, Kansas, for a total purchase price of $10,764.38, for use at the Four Oaks Golf Course. Parks & Recreation Director Toby Book said both the Progator and the GTX will be replacing existing vehicles that are more than 20 years old. Commissioners approved the purchase.
Commissioners considered the following items on the agenda:
REVIEW OF BIDS/AWARD OF SALE – The City of Pittsburg advertised for bids to be received until 11:00 a.m. on April 26, 2022, for the purchase of General Obligation Bonds. The City’s Director of Finance, along with Jack Ryan-Feldman, a representative from Baker Tilly, the City’s Financial Advisor, presented a recommendation to accept the bid from UNB Bank at a rate of 2.66 percent. This bond sale is the city’s share of the East Quincy road reconstruction project, which will rebuild Quincy Street from Joplin to Rouse. Commissioners approved the recommendation.
ORDINANCE NO. S-1084 – Commissioners approved Ordinance No. S-1084, authorizing and providing for the issuance of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022-A, of the City of Pittsburg, Kansas; providing for the levy and collection of annual tax for the purpose of paying the principal of and interest on said bonds as they become due.
RESOLUTION NO. 1252 – Commissioners approved Resolution No. 1252, prescribing the form and details of and authorizing and directing the sale and delivery of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022-A, of the City of Pittsburg, Kansas, previously authorized by Ordinance No. S-1084.
INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT – KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT – Commissioners voted to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) in which KDHE will provide various environmental services to the City of Pittsburg on a per-project basis. According to Deputy City Manager/Chief Information Officer Jay Byers, this agreement allows the city to contract directly with KDHE, which has a formal relationship with EPA, and better coordinate environmental projects in the city.
Non-Agenda Reports & Requests:
Commissioner Munsell asked about the fire truck parked at 23rd and Rouse Street. Public Works & Utilities Director Matt Bacon said that the water distribution division is utilizing the fire truck, which was taken out of commission after the new Rescue 7 engine was purchased. The truck will be used temporarily, while the water distribution division waits for repairs to be completed on one of its fleet vehicles.
City Commission Meetings:
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