Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – August 13, 2019

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August 15, 2019

PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019:

Public input:

  • Mark Chambers gave an invocation.
  • City Manager Daron Hall mentioned the recent passing of Jeff Switlik, a City of Pittsburg employee, and recognized his dedication and service.

Commissioners approved the following items under the Consent Agenda:

  • July 23, 2019, City Commission Meeting minutes.
  • Application submitted by Mike Sittner to renew the Dance Hall License for 505 Bar, 505 North Broadway.
  • Approval of the Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending August 13, 2019, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received.

The following items were approved after being pulled from the Consent Agenda for discussion:

  • Staff recommendation to accept an Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) from the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) in the amount of $157,445.00 to support homeless services within Crawford County.
  • Staff recommendation to revise the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Administration Plan.
  • Change Order No. 1 reflecting an increase of $85,358.05, making a new contract construction amount of $1,057,260.99, for the 2019 Surface Preservation Project. This change order covered the addition of E. Deill St., Normal St., South Taylor St., and Taylor Cir.
  • Ordinance No. S-1063 levying a special assessment against 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-1064 levying a special assessment against lots or parcels of land on which a public nuisance was located to pay the cost of abating the nuisance.
  • Approval of Ordinance No. S-1065 levying a special assessment against lots or parcels of land on which refuse matter was located to pay the cost of making the premises safe and hygienic.

Public Hearing:

  • PROPOSED 2020 BUDGET – The City of Pittsburg advertised for a public hearing for the purpose of answering questions relating to the proposed 2020 Budget. No members of the public provided comment during the hearing. Mayor O’Bryan and other commissioners said that they reviewed the budget and asked questions for several months and had all of their questions answered. The public hearing was closed and the 2020 Adopted Budget was approved.

The following actions were taken under the Commission Agenda:

  • EAGLEPICHER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC TRANSFER OF PROPERTY OWNERSHIP – Commissioners approved the recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) to transfer ownership of the property located at 2919 Rotary Terrace from the City of Pittsburg to EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, with the stipulation that a lithium disposal facility will be operational and staffed by two new EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, employees no later than March 1, 2020, or the company will repay forgiven lease payments in the amount of $147,900.
  • CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT REQUEST – The City Commission approved a recommendation from the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals to approve the request submitted by the First Church of the Nazarene of Pittsburg for a Conditional Use Permit under the provisions of Article 30 of the Pittsburg Zoning Ordinance to allow a church to be located on the property located at 804 East Quincy.
  • CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT REQUEST – The City Commission voted to approve the recommendation from the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals, to approve a request submitted by the First Church of the Nazarene of Pittsburg for a Conditional Use Permit under the provisions of Article 30 of the Pittsburg Zoning Ordinance to allow a church to be located on the property located at 814 East Quincy.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL USE CONTROL AGREEMENT2800 BLOCK OF NORTH WALNUT – Commissioners approved staff recommendation to enter into an Environmental Use Control Agreement with KDHE for the 2800 Block of North Walnut Street.

The following topics were discussed under Non Agenda:

  • Public Works Director Cameron Alden gave an update on the South Rouse Street Widening and Trail project. Two-way through traffic will move from the temporary access road to the new concrete pavement starting on Friday, August 16.
  • City Manager Daron Hall thanked Brad Snow for the tour of the All Aboard Center for Community Development.
  • Commissioner Chenoweth encouraged citizens to attend the Pittsburg ArtWalk set for Friday, August 16, at 5:00 pm.

City Commission Meetings:

The Pittsburg City Commission meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm, inside the Beard-Shanks Law Enforcement Center courtroom. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

To learn more about the Pittsburg city government, city commissioners, or to view meeting agendas and minutes visit pittks.org/city-government/city-commission.

City commission meetings are broadcast live every second and fourth Tuesday on the City’s local government access channel (Cox channel 6) and on YouTube. To subscribe to the City’s YouTube channel, go to www.pittks.org/youtube.

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