Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – Aug. 8
City Press Releases
August 11, 2023
PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, August 8, 2023:
- Chaplain Pete Mayo shared a prayer of invocation.
- Residents John Lair, Kevin O’Connell, and Nicole Hamblin shared concerns about homelessness.
Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:
- The July 25, 2023, City Commission Meeting minutes.
- Ordinance No. S-1096, levying a special assessment against the lots or parcels of land on which existed weeds or obnoxious vegetable growth, to pay the cost of cutting or removing said growth.
- Ordinance No. S-1097, levying a special assessment against the lots or parcels of land on which refuse matter was located, to pay the cost of making the premises safe and hygienic.
- The application submitted by Mike Sittner to renew the Dance Hall License for 505, located at 505 North Broadway.
- The Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending August 8, 2023.
The following item was removed from the consent agenda for further discussion:
- Commissioners considered Ordinance No. S-1098, levying a special assessment against the lots or parcels of land on which a public nuisance was located, to pay the cost of abating the nuisance. Community Development & Housing Director Kim Froman asked the commission to approve the ordinance with minor corrections that were made prior to the meeting, and provided the commission with the updated version. The commissioners approved the ordinance.
Non-Agenda Reports & Requests:
- Kim Froman updated the commissioners on the status of the Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC). Froman shared that the city is now accepting applications for volunteers to the NAC and the deadline to apply is September 6. Applications are available on the city’s website and through the City Clerk’s office.
- Pittsburg Mayor Dr. Ron Seglie asked the city attorney to review all ordinances that presently would apply to homelessness and asked that the city staff work with all the entities involved in supporting homeless individuals to discuss possible solutions.
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.