Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – Feb. 22
City Press Releases
February 23, 2022
PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022:
- Prior to the public input period of the meeting, City Manager Daron Hall was recognized by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) for his 30 years of service in public administration. Mayor Cheryl Brooks presented Hall with the ICMA award.
- Mark Chambers shared a prayer of invocation.
Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:
- The February 8, 2022, City Commission Meeting minutes.
- The request submitted by Graig Moore to renew the Dance Hall License for Mooreman’s, Inc., located at 1608 South Broadway.
- A grant in the amount of $90,000 from the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) to administer the Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program to provide security deposits for low-income households.
- An Agricultural Land Lease between Campbell Farms, LLC, and the City of Pittsburg, in which Campbell Farms, LLC, will lease 90 acres of tillable land and grass land located at 4303 North Free King Highway, in the total amount of $5,250.
The City Commission removed the following items from the consent agenda for further discussion:
- Commissioners voted to purchase twenty-four sets of Safariland SX brand ballistic armor vests, twenty-four covert vest carriers, twenty-four 5″x7″ ballistic/impact trauma plates, and thirty-nine Safariland Oregon City brand external carriers, with name and police identification patch tabs, from Baysinger’s Police Supply, of Wichita, Kansas, for the total purchase price of $33,303.00. Commissioners and police department staff discussed applying for available grant funding for the vests when ordering replacements in the future.
- Commissioners voted to approve the Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending February 22, 2022, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received. Mayor Brooks abstained from the vote.
The City Commission took the following actions under the main agenda:
- HORTON’S PIZZA PLUS, INC. PROJECT – Commissioners approved the recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) to assist Horton’s Pizza Plus, Inc. with infrastructure/utility improvements that will be necessary to facilitate the construction of a new 4,000 square foot Horton’s Pizza Plus facility, located at 1601 East 4th Street, to include up to $30,000 for a stormwater relocation project and up to $10,000 for sidewalk repairs.
- ANGELES PROPERTIES, LLC, PROJECT – Commissioners approved the recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) to assist Angeles Properties, LLC, with approach/parking lot and sidewalk improvements that will be necessary to facilitate the renovation of the property to be leased by Jones-Heritage Realtors, located at 1002 South Broadway, to include up to $25,000 for drive approach/parking lot improvements and up to $5,000 for sidewalk repairs.
- VARIANCE – SULLIVAN – 1515 EAST 14TH STREET – Commissioners approved the recommendation of the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals to approve a variance request submitted by Matthew Sullivan to allow a 1,200 square foot garage at 1515 East 14th Street.
- ZONING CHANGE – MONTEE INDUSTRIAL PARK – 4303 North Free King Highway – Commissioners approved the recommendation of the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals to approve the request submitted by the City of Pittsburg to change the zoning of certain areas, located in the Montee Industrial Park at 4303 North Free King Highway, from Not Zoned to IP-3, Planned Heavy Industrial.
Non-agenda Reports and Requests:
- City Manager Daron Hall updated commissioners on his follow-up meeting with Adam Gariglietti regarding stormwater issues on his property. Hall said city staff met with Gariglietti and have a plan moving forward. Commissioners will be apprised of the progress.
- Following a request from Commissioner Munsell, Hall also gave an update on the new Panda Express location, which will be located on the northeast corner of 27th Street and Broadway.
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.
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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.