Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – Dec. 14
City Press Releases
December 16, 2021
PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021:
Reorganization of the Board:
- Newly-elected commissioners Stu Hite and Dr. Ron Seglie, and re-elected commissioner Dawn McNay were sworn in and seated by the city clerk.
- Commissioner Cheryl Brooks was elected as mayor by the governing body.
- Ron Seglie was elected by the governing body to serve as president of the board.
- Isaac Jung with College Heights UMC said a prayer of invocation.
- John Mazurek announced the upcoming performances of “All is Calm” at the Memorial Auditorium on December 17-19 and members of the cast performed a song from the show.
Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:
- The November 23, 2021, City Commission Meeting minutes.
- The December 6, 2021, Special City Commission Meeting minutes.
- Ordinance No. G-1334, providing for the change of certain areas from R-1C, Single-Family Residential, to CP-2, Planned General Commercial, and amending and supplementing the Zoning District Boundary Map and Zoning Ordinance No. G-663, as amended, of the City of Pittsburg, Kansas (Request of the City of Pittsburg, for property located at 4th & Rouse).
- The Order vacating the West Half of Troxel Road, Troxel Subdivision of Lot 8, Brailey’s Subdivision, submitted by 3P Development Group, LLC.
- The First Amended Farm Lease between the City of Pittsburg and Mr. Kenneth Biancarelli for the lease of all the tillable and grass land in Tracts 3, 4, 5, 5A located at the Atkinson Municipal Airport for a term of twelve months beginning January 1, 2022, and ending December 31, 2022, in the amount of $8,147.70.
- The reappointment of Mike Hanika to a first three-year term and Laura Klusener and Leah Posterick to second three-year terms as members of the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals effective January 1, 2022.
- The reappointment of Todd McKnight to a second three-year term as a member of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) effective January 1, 2022.
- The Termination and Release of the Lease between the City of Pittsburg, Veritiv Operating Company and Pixelle Specialty Solutions, LLC, in regard to the property located at 3004 North Rotary Terrace.
- Staff recommendation to enter into an Engineering Agreement for Professional Services with Olsson, Inc., of Pittsburg, in an amount of $41,000.00, in which Olsson will perform contract document preparation, contract execution and administration services, and construction observation and inspection related to the project of sandblasting and repainting of the north water tower located at 22nd and Joplin and to provide an alternative for the sandblasting and repainting of the interior of the water tower located in the Northeast Industrial Park.
- Change Order No. 6, reflecting a decrease of $1,556.60, making a new contract construction amount of $471,586.56, and final payment in the amount of $55,519.12 to Heck & Wicker, Inc., of Parsons, Kansas, for the Georgia Street Channels / Culvert Project.
- The award of the bid for the Annual Fixed Location Generator Inspection and Maintenance Contract for the period of January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024, to CDL Electric Company, Inc., of Pittsburg, based on their low bid of $6,887.00.
- The award of the bid for Liquid Chlorine for use at the Water Treatment Plant for the period of January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022, to Brenntag Southwest, Inc., of Nowata, OK, based on their low bid of $87.08/100 lb.
- The award of the bid for Liquid Polymeric Phosphate for use at the Water Treatment Plant for the period of January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022, to Carus LLC, of Peru, IL, based on their low bid of $0.91/lb.
- Parks and Recreation staff recommendation to award the 2022- 2023 T-Shirt bid to Riddell/All American, of North Ridgeville, Ohio.
- The request from the Pittsburg Public Library Board of Trustees to use the remaining funds in the library building annuity in the amount of $102,870, along with funds from the library capital improvement fund, to purchase and install two 25-ton Condensing Units from Trane U.S. Inc. through a State of Kansas contract, in the total purchase amount of $136,420.
- The applications submitted by KS 4 LLC dba Snak Atak (1101 East 4th Street), Pete’s of Erie, Inc. dba Pete’s #13 (4002 North Broadway), Pete’s of Erie, Inc. dba Pete’s #21 (1711 North Broadway), Pete’s of Erie, Inc. dba Pete’s #07 (1307 South Broadway, Aldi, Inc. dba Aldi #89 (3109 North Broadway), Commodore Barry Corporation dba Knights of Columbus (407 East 11th Street), EK Enterprises, LLC dba Pitt Express (302 West 4th Street), Horton’s Pizza Plus, Inc. dba Horton’s Pizza Plus (1601 East 4th Street), Dillon Stores, Div. of Dillon Companies, LLC dba Dillon’s #108 (2600 North Broadway), Pitt Stop, LLC dba Pitt Stop (902 South Joplin), Main Street Axe Company, LLC dba Main Street Axe Company – for sale in the original unopened container and not for consumption on the premises (216 South Broadway), Main Street Axe Company, LLC dba Main Street Axe Company – for consumption on the premises (216 South Broadway), The Meat Shed, LLC dba The Meat Shed – for sale in the original unopened container and not for consumption on the premises (2401 “A” South Rouse), The Meat Shed, LLC dba The Meat Shed – for consumption on the premises (2401 “A” South Rouse), and Bo’s 1 Stop, Inc. dba Bo’s 1 Stop (1116 West 4th Street) to sell Cereal Malt Beverages for the year 2022 and direct the City Clerk to issue the licenses.
- Designation of The Morning Sun as the official City newspaper.
- Designation of BMO Harris Bank, Community National Bank, Commerce Bank, Equity Bank, GNBank, Labette Bank, and Landmark Bank as official City depositories.
- The Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending December 14, 2021, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received.
The following items were removed from the consent agenda for further discussion:
- The purchase of one (1) used 3/4-ton truck through an auction service for an amount up to $40,000.00 and authorize the issuance of the necessary purchase order. Public Works and Utilities Director Matt Bacon said due to high demand, it is difficult to obtain a new truck at this time but the amount should allow the department to acquire a 2018-2019 model. Following a short discussion, the commission approved the purchase.
- Commissioners voted to purchase six (6) Ford F-150 Trucks. Five (5) of the trucks will be used by the Public Works and Utilities Department, and one (1) of the trucks by the Parks and Recreation Department. Matt Bacon added a revision to the memo submitted for the purchase request after receiving an update from Mike Carpino Ford, making the price per truck $35,768.04 and the total purchase price of all six vehicles $214,608.24. Following discussion, commissioners approved waiving the bid specs and allowing the city to purchase the vehicles locally through Mike Carpino Ford.
The City Commission took the following actions under the main agenda:
- SALE OF 4311 NORTH FREE KING HIGHWAY – Commissioners voted to sell the property located at 4311 North Free King Highway to Dr. Dustin Bonzo for a total purchase price of $465,000.
- DISPOSITION OF BIDS – AQUATIC CENTER SANDBLASTING AND PAINTING – Commissioners voted to award the bid for the sandblasting and painting of the Aquatic Center to INSCO Industries, of Kansas City, Missouri, based on their low bid of $135,455. Parks & Recreation Director Toby Book said work is expected to be finished by May 1 prior to the opening of the pool.
- 2022 PITTSBURG CCLIP PROJECT 019 U-2388-01 – CHANGE ORDERS NO. 2 AND 3 – Commissioners approved Change Orders No. 2 and 3 to the contract with Heckert Construction Co., Inc. for the 2022 Pittsburg CCLIP Project. Matt Bacon explained that Change Order No. 2 reflects the concrete patching work that has been done across the entire project thus far, and Change Order No. 3 would replace the west portion of the intersection of 4th and Broadway brick subgrade with concrete, similar to work already completed on the east side.
- FINAL PLAT – 3P DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LLC – SUNFLOWER ESTATES – Commissioners approved the recommendation of the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals to approve the Final Plat submitted by 3P Development Group, LLC, for Sunflower Estates, located near East 14th Street and North Home Street.
- VARIANCE – 3P DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LLC – SUNFLOWER ESTATES – Commissioners approved the recommendation of the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals to approve a variance request submitted by 3P Development Group, LLC, to allow for an adjusted setback requirement on Lots 1, 2, 11 and 12, in Sunflower Estates, along North Home Street and the proposed Ashton Way.
- COLBY 2021, LLC – REAL ESTATE CONTRACT EXTENSION – Commissioners approved an Amendment to the Real Estate Contract with Colby 2021, LLC, in which the timeframe for Colby 2021, LLC, to purchase the property is extended to expire on February 11, 2022, to allow for a necessary inspection period.
- SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER ADMINISTRATIVE PLAN – Consider staff recommendation to adopt the Pittsburg Public Housing Authority’s 2022 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan.
- EMERGENCY HOUSING VOUCHER (EHV) ADMINISTRATIVE PLAN – Commissioners approved staff recommendation to adopt the Pittsburg Public Housing Authority’s 2022 Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Administrative Plan.
- FOSTER YOUTH TO INDEPENDENCE INITIATIVE (FYI) ADMINISTRATIVE PLAN – Commissioners approved staff recommendation to adopt the Pittsburg Public Housing Authority’s 2022 Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Administrative Plan.
- BODY WORN CAMERA PURCHASE – Commissioners voted to approve the purchase of thirty-two V300 Body Worn Cameras and related software and equipment from WatchGuard for a total purchase price of $85,590, with funding coming from the city’s public safety sales tax.
- RESOLUTION NO. 1250 – Commissioners voted to approve Resolution No. 1250, approving the execution and delivery of an agreement to release and assign the City’s opioid claims to the Kansas Attorney General and certifying costs attributable to substance abuse and addiction mitigation in excess of $500.
- CITY COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULE – Commissioners voted to cancel the December 28 Commission Meeting and reconvene in January.
Non-agenda Reports and Requests:
- Mayor Cheryl Brooks congratulated city retirees and thanked them for their service. Dr. Seglie recommended that the commission present a certificate of appreciation to all those retiring this year.
- Commissioner Munsell recognized retirees, and also congratulated commissioners McNay, Hite and Seglie for being elected to the commission.
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