Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – June 27
City Press Releases
June 28, 2023
PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, June 27, 2023:
- Pastor Jim Frech shared a prayer of invocation.
- Jerry Lomshek spoke regarding KDOT’s proposed 69 corridor project.
Commissioners considered the following items under the consent agenda:
- Commissioners approved the June 13, 2023, City Commission Meeting minutes.
- The Commission voted to table the Third Amendment to the Antenna Collocation Lease Agreement between the City of Pittsburg and Sprint Spectrum Realty Company, LLC for space on the tower at 420 East 22nd Street.
- Commissioners approved the Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending June 27, 2023, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received.
The following items were considered under the main agenda:
- AIRPORT AVGAS REFUELER PURCHASE – Commissioners considered waiving the City’s formal bid process and purchase a refueler for use at the Atkinson Municipal Airport to Garsite Aviation Refueling Equipment, of Kansas City, Kansas, in the amount of $178,000. Deputy City Manager Jay Byers informed the commission that the current AVGAS refueler is more than 40 years old and is essential to the operations at the airport. Commissioners approved the purchase.
- ORDINANCE NO. G-1349 – The Commission considered Ordinance No. G-1349, creating Article VII, Sections 62-166 through 62-171, in Chapter 62 of the Pittsburg City Code for the purpose of creating a Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC). Community Development & Housing Director Kim Froman said the creation of this new citizen committee would coincide with city-wide cleanup efforts, and provide a voice for residents who live in defined neighborhood areas. The goal of the NAC would be to support neighbors, and better utilize city support for neighborhood improvement initiatives. Commissioners asked if the ordinance could include renters who live in the defined quadrants. After a short discussion, the Commission agreed to table the vote until the ordinance could be revised to include representation from renters.
The Mayor’s Moment:
- Pittsburg Mayor Dr. Ron Seglie acknowledged residents who have worked to clean up their neighborhoods and encouraged others to do the same to spruce up Pittsburg.
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