PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, January 25, 2022:
Pastor Tom Wehrman shared a prayer of invocation.
Commissioners went into executive session to discuss a notice of cease and desist and a notice of claims received by legal counsel for P&L Development. No votes were cast and no action was taken during the session.
Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:
The January 11, 2022, City Commission Meeting minutes.
Staff recommendation to appoint Shane Kannarr, Rick Martin and Jeff Wilbert to first three-year terms as members of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC).
Staff recommendation to appoint Konnie Linder to a first four-year term as a member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
The Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending January 25, 2022.
LAND BANK ANNUAL REPORT – Director of Housing & Community Development Quentin Holmes, presented the Land Bank Annual Report.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT QUARTERLY REPORT – Director of Economic Development Blake Benson, and Pittsburg State University Executive Director, Operations, Business Development, & Economic Engagement Darrell Pulliam, presented the quarterly Economic Development Report.
The City Commission took the following actions under the main agenda:
PITTSBURG AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT – Commissioners approved the Economic Development Services Agreement between The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and The City of Pittsburg in which the Chamber will perform the services related to the location and retention of industrial, manufacturing and retail businesses in the City.
PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION SERVICES AGREEMENT – Commissioners voted to approve the Business Development and Innovation Services Agreement between Pittsburg State University (PSU) and The City of Pittsburg in which PSU will provide support to the City to effectively help create and attract new businesses, industries and manufacturing concerns to the City, as well as more effectively promote the expansion and growth of existing businesses and industries already located in the City.
INSURANCE BROKERAGE SERVICE – Commissioners approved the staff recommendation regarding the selection of an insurance agent/broker to market and provide competitive quotations on a variety of property and liability coverage, as well as provide in-depth professional services including, but not limited to, risk management consulting, claims management, loss control services, auto liability, auto physical damage, general and professional liability, and public officials liability losses.
ORDINANCE NO. S-1083 – Commissioners voted to approve Ordinance No. S-1083, amending Ordinance No. S-1076 fixing the salary and compensation of the officers and employees of the City of Pittsburg, Kansas.
CITY MANAGER’S GOALS AND OBJECTIVES – Commissioners approved the City Manager’s Goals and Objectives for the year 2022.
Non-agenda Reports and Requests:
City Manager Daron Hall followed up on the requests from the last city commission meeting concerning the crash gate located at Silverback Landing and the Final Plat for the Silverback Landing project.
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.