Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – July 26
City Press Releases
July 28, 2022
PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, July 26, 2022:
- Bishop Walter Simpson shared a prayer of invocation.
- Pittsburg residents Martin Dupslaff and Kevin Calm expressed concerns about the Oxford House at 2404 South Homer.
The following items were approved under the consent agenda:
- The July 12, 2022, City Commission Meeting minutes.
- Ordinance No. S-1085, levying a special assessment against the lots or parcels of land on which refuse matter was located, to pay the cost of making the premises safe and hygienic.
- Ordinance No. S-1086, levying a special assessment against the lots or parcels of land on which a public nuisance was located, to pay the cost of abating the nuisance.
- Ordinance No. S-1087, levying a special assessment against the lots or parcels of land on which existed weeds or obnoxious vegetable growth, to pay the cost of cutting or removing said growth.
- Traffic Advisory Board request to place stop signs at the intersections of 17th & North Grand, 17th & North Smelter, and 10th & North Miles.
- Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending July 26, 2022.
The following items were considered under the main agenda:
- FIVE YEAR FINANCIAL FORECAST – City Manager Daron Hall and City Finance Director Larissa Bowman presented the five-year financial forecast, which is a long-term planning document that guides the city’s budgeting process. Hall and Bowman shared the city’s recommendations to address expenditures, and match pace with rising operating costs, without increasing the mill rate. The governing body voted to formally adopt the five-year financial plan.
- PRESENTATION OF THE CITY MANAGERS SUBMITTED 2023 BUDGET – City Manager Daron Hall and City Director of Finance Larissa Bowman presented the City Manager’s Submitted Budget for 2023. On August 9, 2022, the city commissioners will discuss the submitted budget. A public hearing is scheduled for September 13, 2022 for the submitted budget and revenue neutral rate, at which time the commission will formally adopt the budget for 2023. See submitted budget document.
Non-agenda reports & requests:
- BULKY ITEM PICK UP EVENT – Public Works & Utilities Director Matt Bacon recapped the bulky item pick-up event on July 18. The city deployed three city crews, and filled eight dumpsters with old mattresses, furniture and other bulky items collected from 128 addresses in just two days. Bacon thanked the parks and recreation staff and stormwater division for their hard work.
- KANSAS OXFORD HOUSE – Executive Director at Friends of Recovery Leigh Anne Larson shared some information with the commission and residents about the Kansas Oxford Houses, and addressed questions and concerns. Oxford House is a clean and sober living facility for those recovering from substance issues.
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.