Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – July 11
City Press Releases
July 13, 2023
PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, July 11, 2023:
- Patricia Johnson with the Salvation Army shared a prayer of invocation.
Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda, with Commissioner Brooks abstaining from the vote due to conflict regarding the Appropriation Ordinance:
- The June 27, 2023, City Commission Meeting minutes.
- The Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending July 11, 2023, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received.
- MIZE NUISANCE ABATEMENT – Mr. Bryan Mize requested a hearing before the Governing Body regarding a land nuisance on his property, at 209 East 15th Street. City staff recommended the commissioners consider allowing an additional 30 days, giving Mr. Mize time to abate the nuisance issues on his property. Commissioners voted to approve the additional 30 days. Commissioner Brooks abstained from the vote due to conflict.
The following items were considered under the main agenda:
- FIRE APPARATUS PURCHASE – Commissioners approved waiving the City’s formal bid process to allow the purchase of a Pierce Fire Apparatus from sole source supplier Conrad Fire Equipment, of Olathe, Kansas, with funding from the Public Safety Sales Tax in the amount of $945,192.83. Pittsburg Fire Chief Talor Cerne discussed how the department plans to phase out older fire trucks, and updated the commissioners on repairs being made to other fire department apparatus.
- FIRE APPARATUS PURCHASE FINANCING – Commissioners approved the financing for the purchase of a Pierce Fire Apparatus in the amount of $945,192.83.
- ORDINANCE NO. G-1349 – The Commission approved Ordinance No. G-1349, creating Article VII, Sections 62-166 through 62-171, in Chapter 62 of the Pittsburg City Code for the purpose of creating a Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC). The council would be comprised of property owners and tenants, with 12 members appointed to represent the four quadrants in the city.
The Mayor’s Moment:
- Mayor Seglie commented on a recent Morning Sun article that included a briefing from Crawford County Sheriff Danny Smith on drug overdoses. The mayor asked the citizens of Pittsburg to keep their eyes and ears open for anything untoward that could affect the youth of our city.
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