Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – June 14
City Press Releases
June 16, 2022
PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022:
- Pete Mayo with Ascension Via Christi gave a prayer of invocation.
- John Lair expressed his concern about vehicles parking on sidewalks as well as on the wrong side of the street, in relation to City Ordinance Article I, Sec. 74-1.
- Chris Wilson with Explore Crawford County presented an award to the City of Pittsburg on behalf of the Jefferson Highway Association for their support of the Jefferson Highway event in Pittsburg earlier this month.
- Lori Horton spoke on behalf of the Pittsburg Lions Club thanking numerous local vendors, sponsors and Memorial Auditorium staff for the success of the Kansas State Lions Club Convention held in Pittsburg.
- The May 24, 2022, City Commission Meeting minutes were approved.
- Commission approved the appointment of Dane Arck to a first three-year term as a member of the Land Bank Board of Trustees effective immediately and to conclude on December 31, 2024.
- Commission approved staff request to submit an application to the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation’s (KHRC) Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program for a grant in the amount of $69,500 to be used for homeless prevention and rapid rehousing.
- Commission approved the Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending June 14, 2022, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received.
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WERE REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION:
- Approval of staff recommendation to accept a grant in the amount of $16,000 from the Historic Preservation Fund for the Off Broadway Survey, pending allocation of federal funds to the Kansas State Historic Preservation Office for federal fiscal year 2022. Community Development and Housing Director Quentin Holmes explained what was included in the Off Broadway Surveys. The commission voted to approve the recommendation.
- Approval of Change Order No. 1 to the North Water Tower Blast & Paint Project, for structural modifications to include the addition of a 30″ shell manway and an interior ladder, reflecting an increase of $16,000.00 to the contract with Utility Service Co, Inc., bringing the overall contract amount to $303,000.00 and to increase the number of working days by ten. Director of Public Works and Utilities Matt Bacon shared what the structural modifications will include. The commission voted to approve Change Order No. 1 to the North Water Tower Blast & Paint Project.
CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
- PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY KELCE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ECONOMIC RESEARCH PROPOSAL – The commission voted to approve the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) recommendation to support the Pittsburg State University Kelce College of Business Economic Research Proposal at an investment level of $25,000 to fund the project for one year.
- COMEAU JEWELRY COMPANY REQUEST – The commission voted to approve the request submitted by Comeau Jewelry Company, for an allocation of up to $70,000 in funding to be used specifically to offset a portion of the anticipated infrastructure costs to support the Comeau Jewelry Company construction project at 525 South Broadway.
- SCHNELLE SM, INC. REQUEST – The commission voted to approve the request submitted by Schnelle SM, Inc., for an allocation of up to $60,000 in funding to be used specifically to offset a portion of the anticipated infrastructure costs to support the Fireplace Creations construction project at 4th and Highland.
- JMAC QOZ BUSINESS II, LLC – PAYMENT DEFERRAL REQUEST – The commission voted to approve the request submitted by JMAC QOZ Business II, LLC, for a six-month deferral on the repayment of their loan to support the Villas at Creekside project, adjusting the payment schedule to reflect a first payment due on November 1, 2022.
- 3P DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LLC REQUEST – The commission voted to approve the request submitted by 3P Development Group, LLC, for an allocation of up to $250,000 in funding to be used specifically for the reimbursement of infrastructure-related costs associated with the Sunflower Estates project located on North Home Street near Meadowlark Elementary School.
- ORDINANCE NO. G-1338 – The commission voted to approve the adoption of Ordinance No. G-1338, amending Sections 6-190 through 6-195 and Section 6-197 of the Pittsburg City Code to authorize the possession and consumption of Cereal Malt Beverage with the Common Consumption Area boundaries.
- EARLES ENGINEERING & INSPECTION – CONSULTANT AGREEMENT – The commission voted to approve staff recommendation to enter into a Consultant Agreement with Earles Engineering & Inspection, of Pittsburg, Kansas, for engineering services associated with the Manhole 7b-13A sewer lining project, with engineering fees not to exceed $26,800.00, with the estimated project cost of $448,000.00 to be paid using the Wastewater Collections Operating Fund.
NON-AGENDA REPORTS & REQUESTS:
- The commission accepted a proposal by Dustrol, Inc. in the amount of $72,703.19, for mobilization, cold milling, and related hauling services for five street projects within the City.
- Commissioner Ron Seglie emphasized the importance of enforcing the City Ordinance Article I, Sec. 74-1.
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