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Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – March 24, 2020

City Press Releases

March 26, 2020

PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on March 24, 2020:


Commissioners Chuck Munsell and Cheryl Brooks joined the meeting via conference call, as did City Attorney Henry Menghini.


Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:

  • The March 10, 2020, City Commission Meeting minutes.
  • Request submitted by Angie Hadley, Program Coordinator for the Restorative Justice Authority, to reappoint Martha Murphy to the Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board.
  • The staff recommendation to renew the city’s property and liability insurance with EMC Insurance Company for the period April 1, 2020 – April 1, 2021.
  • The staff recommendation to enter into an agreement with Olsson Inc. of Pittsburg, Kansas for the construction engineering of the new Memorial Drive trail.
  • Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending March 24, 2020, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received.


Public Hearing:

  • PUBLIC HEARING – Payton’s Hamlet RHID – The City advertised for a public hearing to be held on March 24, to receive public comment on the establishment of the Payton’s Hamlet Rural Housing Incentive District, and for the adoption of a plan for the development of housing and public facilities in such a proposed district. No one called in to speak under the public hearing.


The following actions were taken under the Agenda:

  • Ordinance No. S-1067 Payton’s Hamlet Development plan – Commissioners voted to approve the ordinance and the Payton’s Hamlet Development Plan.
  • Disposition of Bids – East 14th Street Bridge Replacement Project – Commissioners voted to approve staff recommendation to award the E. 14th Street Bridge Replacement Project to the lowest bidder, Mission Construction, Co., Inc. of St. Paul, Kansas. Construction of the bridge is being paid for using the City’s stormwater funds. The late start date has been set for June 8. The project is expected to take 120 calendar days for completion.


The following topics were discussed under Non-Agenda:

  • The Commission approved a recommendation from Finance Director Jamie Clarkson that the City follow through on its prior commitment to pay 50 percent of the costs associated to the weather-proofing and tuckpointing of the west exterior wall of 5th Street Bar & Grill and the east exterior wall of Dittman Insurance.
  • Due to the restrictions on public gatherings by the governor and the county in response to COVID-19, the commission decided to cancel the regularly scheduled commission meeting on April 14. The next meeting will be held April 28.
  • City Manager Daron Hall commended the Crawford County Commission for their decision to limit public gatherings and restrict non-essential business activities to help lessen the spread of COVID-19.
  • Mayor Dawn McNay thanked city staff for keeping the community updated.


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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