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Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – July 23, 2019

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July 24, 2019

PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019:

Public input:

  • Pete Mayo offered an invocation.

Commissioners approved the following items under the Consent Agenda:

  • City Commission July 9, 2019, meeting minutes.
  • Order vacating a portion of Warren Street from the south right-of-way line of West 1st Street to the north right-of-way line of the south Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad right-of-way located in the city of Pittsburg.
  • Pittsburg Fire Department staff request to purchase eleven sets of bunker gear from Conrad Fire Equipment, of Olathe Kansas, for the amount of $25,863.86.
  • Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending July 23, 2019, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received.

Special Presentations:

  • 23rd Street Bike Park Report: Eagle Scout Ethan Lomshek from Troop 81 and his father Roger Lomshek presented details on the 23rd Street Bike Park cleanup project. More than 20 volunteers have committed 240 hours to clear brambles and overgrowth at the bike park. The work opens trails and makes the park safer for bikers. The volunteer efforts will continue this fall.
  • 2020 City Budget: Commissioners adopted the City Manager’s submitted budget for 2020. The Commissioners indicated they have been working with staff on the budget since May and have had their questions answered. A public hearing is scheduled for August 13, as prescribed by law, to be held in the City Commission Room, located in the Law Enforcement Center at 201 North Pine, at 5:30 pm, for the purpose of hearing and answering questions relating to the 2020 budget.

The following actions were taken under the Commission Agenda:

  • Disposition of Bids Centennial Dr. and S. Rouse St. Traffic Modification Project: Bid was awarded to CDL Electric for the modification of the traffic signals at the intersection of E. Centennial Dr. and S. Rouse St. These changes are being made to accommodate the significant expansion of Rouse south of Centennial.

The following topics were discussed under Non Agenda:

  • Land Use Plan Open house was well attended with significant useful feedback from the community.
  • Broadway repaving project complete. The State is unable to support this project as it has in the past, so this project was done with Street Sales Tax funds.
  • City will receive League of Kansas Municipalities Community award for innovation in infrastructure for the North Walnut/Weir City Zinc Works project.
  • “Newsies” at Memorial Auditorium was a success with a large regional cast and strong attendance throughout its run.

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.

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