Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – Jan. 11
City Press Releases
January 13, 2022
PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, January 11, 2022:
- Chaplain Jill Chambers shared a prayer of invocation.
- Mayor Cheryl Brooks welcomed back Commissioner Munsell to the meeting after his brief absence due to a recent injury.
- Jan Allai, Megan and Chad Rourk, Gary Dennett, and Mohammed Alsawwahah and Latifah Alhodiby shared concerns about the Silverback Landing development.
- Members of the Silverback Landing development team Bill Roelfs and Lori Anderson responded to concerns brought up by residents and informed the commissioners that they are working to address them.
- Joseph Shane Adcock spoke about the lack of quality affordable housing in Pittsburg and presented the city with suggestions on how to improve public transportation. Adcock suggested that the city consider creating a citizens’ advisory council to address poverty and homelessness.
- Blake Johnson spoke about the importance of a homeless shelter.
Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:
- The December 14, 2021, City Commission Meeting minutes.
- The application submitted by Muhamad Noor Sani for a 2022 Cereal Malt Beverage License for Sakera, located at 1618 South Broadway.
- Staff recommendation to appoint Ron Brock (non-airport user), Geoffrey Hines (airport user) and David Wyckoff (airport user) to first three-year terms as members of the Airport Advisory Board.
- Staff recommendation to appoint Brad Hanson to a first three-year term and to reappoint Brian Jones to a third three-year term as members of the Land Bank Board of Trustees.
- Staff recommendation to appoint Brittan Brenner-Wilde and Jessica Michael to first two-year terms, and to reappoint Sydney Anselmi and Chris Goddard to second two-year terms as members of the Downtown Advisory Board.
- Staff recommendation to appoint Laura Tierney to a first three-year term and to reappoint Darren Swartz to a second three-year term as members of the Farmers Market Advisory Board.
- The Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending January 11, 2022.
- WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT UPDATE – Director of Public Utilities Matt Bacon and Peter Earles with Earles Engineering and Inspection provided an update on the Wastewater Treatment Plant Project.
- SILVERBACK LANDING REVIEW – Mayor Cheryl Brooks presented information regarding the approved preliminary and final plats for Silverback Landing, and asked that the city look into differences between the city-approved plat documents and the plat recorded at the County Register of Deeds. City Manager Daron Hall said he would look into the issue and provide answers at the next commission meeting.
The City Commission took the following actions under the main agenda:
- VARIANCE – CITY OF PITTSBURG – 510 DEILL – Commissioners approved the recommendation of the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals to approve a variance submitted by the City of Pittsburg to allow for a radio monopole to be located at 510 Deill to expand DragonNet access.
Non-agenda Reports and Requests:
- City commissioners, city staff and Silverback Landing builder Bill Roelfs answered questions brought up by residents regarding Silverback Landing.
- Mayor Cheryl Brooks responded to concerns brought up by residents Blake Johnson and Joseph Shane Adcock.
- Commissioners went into executive session to discuss the City Manager’s 2022 goals. No votes were cast and no action was taken during the session.
- Before the meeting was adjourned, Dr. Ron Seglie shared that new COVID guidelines have been released and recommended that members of the public use N95 masks.
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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