Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – March 14
City Press Releases
March 17, 2023
PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, March 14, 2023:
- Pete Mayo shared a prayer of invocation.
Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:
- The February 28, 2023, City Commission Meeting minutes.
- An Agreement for Insurance Agency / Broker Services with SRA Insurance Agency, LLC, dba AssuredPartners of Wichita, for property and liability insurance services.
- An application submitted by Mehul Shah for a 2023 Cereal Malt Beverage License for Snak Atak #2, located at 3201 North Rouse.
- The Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending March 14, 2023, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received.
- SOUTHEAST KANSAS RECYCLING CENTER UPDATE – SEK Recycling Center Board Members and Volunteers Nancy Scott and Dr. Jim Triplett shared an update on the recycling center, which is celebrating 20 years of reducing the waste stream in Pittsburg and Crawford County. Scott gave the city commission an overview of the recycling center’s services and recent successes. To learn more about SEK Recycling services, visit sekrecycling.org.
- WASHINGTON SCHOOL, LLC – TAXABLE INDUSTRIAL REVENUE BONDS – The City Commission held a public hearing regarding the issuance of $6,000,000 in Taxable Industrial Revenue Bonds, as well as property tax exemption for the Washington School Project. The proceeds of the proposed bonds would be used to finance the renovation of the existing Washington School at 205 South Locust Street into a childcare facility. A cost-benefit analysis has been conducted to show the impact of the Washington School project, which revealed economic benefits to the city, county, and school district. Washington School Project would be responsible for paying against the revenue bonds in the future. No one spoke under the public hearing. After the hearing closed, the commissioners unanimously approved Resolution No. 1265 approving the property tax exemption for property acquired with the proceeds of the Industrial Revenue Bonds.
The following items were considered under the main agenda:
- AQUATIC CENTER VALVE REPLACEMENT AND FILTER CELL REMODEL – The commissioners approved the proposal submitted by Blue Water Commercial Aquatic Services in the amount of $58,750.00, for the maintenance and repair of gauges, valves and filter cells at the Aquatic Center pump house.
- VARIANCE REQUEST – FRAZIER – Commissioners approved the recommendation of the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals to approve a variance request submitted by Justin and Jennifer Frazier to allow a set-back variance at 00000 South Locust for the construction of a duplex.
- CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT REQUEST – ROSE – Consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals to approve a Conditional Use Permit request submitted by SheKinah Rose and Kimberly Rose to allow a home day care to operate at 1020 East 15th Street.
Non-Agenda Reports & Requests:
- City Manager Daron Hall introduced newly-hired City of Pittsburg Finance Director Ronda Shelton.
- During the Mayor’s Moment, Dr. Seglie reminded the community about the next Spruce Up Pittsburg event to be held Thursday, March 23, at 6:00 pm at the Memorial Auditorium.
- Commissioner Cheryl Brooks thanked area law enforcement agencies for their efforts to apprehend a suspect in Crawford County last week.
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.