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Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – July 9, 2019

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July 10, 2019

PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

Public input:

  • City Commissioner Dawn McNay shared a statement regarding the dispute with the City of Frontenac over an improvement connecting Wild Red Road and Atkinson Avenue. Read full statement here:
  • Cheryl Brooks approached Commissioners regarding the use of economic development sales tax dollars on roads in the Silverback Landing housing development.
  • Jodi Ellenburg, Michelle Jordan, Libby Smith, shared concerns about closing off Wild Red Road from Atkinson Ave., and traffic safety issues this would cause in their neighborhoods.
  • William Strenth asked for details about the final plat for Pittsburg Highlands housing development.


Commissioners approved the following items under the Consent Agenda:

  • City Commission June 25, 2019, meeting minutes.
  • The application submitted by the Pittsburg Kiwanis Club for a Cereal Malt Beverage License for a beer garden during the 2019 Little Balkans Day Festival.
  • An application submitted by Leroy Smith for a Cereal Malt Beverage License for the Second Annual Celebration to honor the life of Brandon Smith.
  • A change order reflecting a decrease of $12,688.57, making a new contract construction amount of $504,648.61, and final payment due the contractor Blevins Asphalt Construction Co., Inc., of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, in the amount of $25,956.33 for the 2018 Street Improvements Project.
  • The purchase of a 2010 Model Roadtec RP190 Paver for the Pittsburg Street Division.
  • A request for Olsson Associates, Inc. to perform testing, and some construction engineering and inspection tasks on the milling, overlay and restriping sections of North and South Broadway, and areas on South Stilwell on either side of East Centennial Dr.
  • Staff recommendation to accept Allgeier, Martin and Associates, Inc.’s proposal to create and calibrate a Water Distribution Network Model and to provide on-call engineering services relating to the water model for an amount not to exceed $16,000.
  • Recommendation of the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals to vacate of a portion of Warren Street from the South Right-of-Way line of West First Street to the North Right-of-Way line of the South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad right-of-way located in Pittsburg.


The following actions were taken under the Commission Agenda:

  • Approved: Debt and Mortgage Subordination Agreement between the City, Arvest Bank, and P & L Development, LLC, placing the City in second position to Arvest Bank for the repayment of funding by P & L Development, LLC in regard to the Silverback Landing Project.
  • Approved: Resolution No. 1223 accepting up to $100,000 from Live Well Crawford County to be utilized by the City of Pittsburg for connectivity around the Community Health Center and nearby facilities.
  • Appointments to Sustainability Advisory Committee: Nancy Scott and Andrew Ouellette


Special Presentations:

  • City Manager Daron Hall and Director of Finance Jamie Clarkson presented the City Manager’s Submitted Budget for 2020. Read full document:
  • Deputy City Manager Jay Byers provided an update on the City’s exploration of creating a municipally-owned electric utility.


The following actions were taken under Non Agenda:

  • Bi-Monthly Budget Review – Director of Finance Jamie Clarkson provided the June 30, 2019, bi-monthly budget review.
  • Commissioners also discussed the following items under non-agenda reports and requests included:
    • The successful July Fourth Celebration
    • Monthly Department reports
    • Construction of the concrete approach connecting Wild Red Road to Atkinson Avenue
    • Use of Economic Development funds
    • The use of economic development funds
    • Land Use Plan Public Input Sessions scheduled for July 16, and July 17.
    • Street paving work along Stilwell

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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