Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – July 25
City Press Releases
July 28, 2023
PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, July 25, 2023:
- Mark Chambers shared a prayer of invocation.
- Roger Lomshek shared concerns about homelessness.
Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:
- The July 11, 2023, City Commission Meeting minutes.
- The application submitted by Harold Leroy Smith for a Cereal Malt Beverage License for the annual celebration to honor the life of Brandon Smith to be held at the Frisco Event Center (210 East 4th Street) from 4:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 5th, 2023.
- The Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending July 25, 2023.
- FIVE YEAR FINANCIAL FORECAST & SUBMITTED BUDGET – City Manager Daron Hall and Interim Finance Director Allison Ramsey provided information regarding the City’s five-year financial forecast, which gives long-term projections for City revenues and expenditures. Hall and Ramsey also presented the City Manager’s Submitted Budget for 2024. Highlights of the City’s proposed budget for 2024 include investments in parks and recreation, such as diving boards and slides at the pool, improvements to the golf course, and matching funds for the new mini-golf course. In response to community input from the Spruce up Pittsburg effort, the city is proposing an additional codes enforcement position, tree removal, dilapidated building demolition, and new street signs. The City Manager’s budget proposes a three-percent cost of living adjustment for city employees. The proposed budget does not call for an increase in the property tax mil rate. To view the Five-Year Financial Forecast or Submitted City Budget for 2024, visit pittks.org/finance.
The following items were considered under the main agenda:
- ORDINANCE NO. G-1350 – Commissioners considered Ordinance No. G-1350, amending Sections 46-81 and 46-83 of the Pittsburg City Code to include tents, tarps and blankets or any other material being used as a shelter to camp or occupy outside of an approved structure for habitation to the definition of Recreational Equipment. Commissioners voted to table the decision and asked to revisit the ordinance at a future meeting. City staff will work on the language of the ordinance based on the commission’s input, and come back with a revised version at the next commission meeting.
- The commissioners went into an executive session for the preliminary discussion of the acquisition of real property pursuant to K.S.A. 75-4319(b)(6), to discuss the potential acquisition of real estate. No action was taken and no votes were cast during the executive session.
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.