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Pittsburg City Commission meeting recap – Jan. 12, 2021

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January 13, 2021

PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken during the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Jan. 12, 2021:


Public Input

  • Mark Chambers gave an invocation.
  • William Strenth and Gerry Dennett shared their concerns about the proposed changes to article 2 of the city’s subdivision regulations.
  • Kayla Guilfoyle with the Kansas Army National Guard offered assistance with coordinating volunteer efforts.
  • Mayor Munsell addressed city employees regarding his comments at the last commission meeting relating to the salary ordinance.


Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:

  • The December 15, 2020, Special City Commission Meeting minutes.
  • The reappointment of Amy Sawyer to a second two-year term as an at-large member and the appointment of Alyssa Rogge to a first two-year term representing the downtown property owner category, to the Downtown Advisory Board.
  • Staff recommendation to enter into a contract in the amount of $4,860.32 with S & H Management, LLC, for fire services outside the City limits to property located at 2106 West 4th Street.
  • Resolution No. 1241, declaring and describing the corporate limits and boundary lines of the City of Pittsburg.
  • The Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending January 12, 2021, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received.


 Items removed from the consent agenda and approved following further discussion:

  • Staff recommendation to enter into an Engineering Services Agreement with Olsson Inc., of Pittsburg, in an amount not to exceed $41,500.00 in which Olsson Inc. will perform the design work for a Kansas Department of Transportation City Connecting Link Improvement Program (KDOT CCLIP) Surface Preservation Project on Broadway from 2nd to 11th and on 4th Street from Broadway to Pine.
  • A 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 ten months beginning March 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2021, in the amount of $8,085.00.


 Commissioners considered the following items on the agenda:

  • DOWNTOWN ADVISORY BOARD – Commissioners voted to appoint two individuals to first two-year terms as members of the Downtown Advisory Board, with one member representing the retail or hospitality industry, and one member being at-large. Sarah Colyer and Tara Grassie were appointed to the board.


  • RESOLUTION NO. 1242 (Rural Housing Incentive District) – Commissioners voted to adopt Resolution No. 1242, determining that the City is considering establishing a Rural Housing Incentive District (RHID) within the City and adopting a plan for the development of housing and public facilities in such proposed district; establishing the date and time of a public hearing on such matter, and providing for the giving of notice of such public hearing (Villas at Creekside – Phase 1 Rural Housing Incentive District). The proposed development will include high-end, low maintenance senior housing for those 55 and older.


  • DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT – VILLAS AT CREEKSIDE – PHASE 1 RURAL HOUSING INCENTIVE DISTRICT (RHID) – Commissioners voted to enter into a Development Agreement between the City of Pittsburg, 3P Development Group, LLC, JMAC QOZ Business II, LLC, and The Villas at Creekside, LLC, for the Villas at Creekside – Phase 1 Rural Housing Incentive District (RHID).


  • FUNDING AGREEMENT – VILLAS AT CREEKSIDE – PHASE 1 RURAL HOUSING INCENTIVE DISTRICT (RHID) – Commissioners approved a Funding Agreement between the City of Pittsburg, 3P Development Group, LLC, JMAC QOZ Business II, LLC, and The Villas at Creekside, LLC, in regard to the Villas at Creekside – Phase 1 Rural Housing Incentive District (RHID).


  • ORDINANCE NO. G-1317 – Commissioners considered approval of Ordinance No. G-1317, amending Sections 2-102, 2-103, 2-104 and 2-105 of the Pittsburg City Code to update and streamline the uniform procedures and platting requirements for subdivisions including the pre-platting conference, preliminary plat, final plat and short form plat. The commission voted 4-1 to approve the ordinance, with Brooks opposed.


  • ORDINANCE NO. G-1318 (Non-Discrimination Ordinance) – Commissioners approved Ordinance No. G-1318, amending Sections 2-331 and 2-332 of the Pittsburg City Code, creating the non-discrimination Ordinance, prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations.


  • ORDINANCE NO. G-1319 – Commissioners approved Ordinance No. G-1319, amending Section 6-74 of the Pittsburg City Code to remove non-residency as a disqualification for issuance of a cereal malt beverage license.



  • City Manager Daron Hall and Deputy City Manager Jay Byers thanked Public Works Director Cameron Alden for his five years of service with the City of Pittsburg. Alden will be leaving his position at the end of the week and beginning a new position in Texas.
  • Commissioner McNay congratulated Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce women of distinction honorees, Joye VanGorden, Sarah Runyon and Sooki Fields.
  • Commissioner McNay shared some information on the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. The state of Kansas is currently in phase one, focused on healthcare workers and first-responders. The next phase includes those 65 and older, other essential workers and at-risk populations.



  • Commissioners went into Executive Session for 30 minutes to discuss personnel matters of nonelected personnel pursuant to K.S.A. 75-4319(b)(1), to discuss the 2020 evaluation and 2021 employment terms and conditions for the City Manager. No action was taken and no votes were cast during the executive session.


City Commission Meetings:

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