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Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – March 8

City Press Releases

March 10, 2022

PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022:


Public Input

  • Eric Johnson from the Salvation Army in Pittsburg gave an invocation.
  • Aaron Hurt, Director of International Programs & Services at Pittsburg State University, introduced two international students serving as cultural ambassadors from Pakistan.



Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:

  • The February 22, 2022, City Commission Meeting minutes.
  • Ordinance No. G-1335, providing for the zoning designation of certain areas recently annexed into the City of Pittsburg, Kansas, (located in the Montee Industrial Park at 4303 North Free King Highway) as IP-3, Planned Heavy Industrial.
  • The request submitted by Mr. Ken Brock to allow the sub-lease of a hangar owned by Mr. Brock at the Atkinson Municipal Airport to Mr. Dale Oglesby for a two-year term.
  • The Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending March 8, 2022.



  • VARIANCE – COMEAU JEWELRY – 525 SOUTH BROADWAY – Commissioners voted in favor of the recommendation of the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals to approve a variance request submitted by Comeau Jewelry to allow for an adjusted alley setback of 6′ at 525 South Broadway.
  • CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT REQUEST – Commissioners voted in favor of the recommendation of the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals to approve Conditional Use Permit request submitted by the City of Pittsburg to allow a communications tower at 910 Memorial Drive under the provisions of Article 30 of the Pittsburg Zoning Ordinance. The request pertains to the installation of a 5G radio tower in Lincoln Park.
  • GROUND LEASE – Commissioners voted to enter into a Ground Lease between the City and Kansas #15 Limited Partnership, in which Kansas #15 Limited Partnership will install a 120′ monopole in Lincoln Park at 910 Memorial Drive, with a monthly lease amount of $700 for an initial period of five years.



  • BI-MONTHLY BUDGET REVIEW – Director of Finance Larissa Bowman provided commissioners with the February 28, 2022, bi-monthly budget review. Bowman stated that city funds are looking healthy, the local economy remains strong, and sales tax revenues are up by more than 15 percent compared to last year at this time.



City Commission Meetings:

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