Pittsburg City Commission meeting recap – May 11, 2021

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May 13, 2021

PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken during the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on May 11, 2021:

 

  • Public Input
    • Pete Mayo shared a prayer of invocation.
    • Joella Skyles spoke about the need for speed monitoring cameras next to school zones.
    • Keith Kloster expressed his concerns about surveillance cameras being installed for the monitoring of criminal activity on Silverback Landing.

 

Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:

  • The April 27, 2021, City Commission Meeting minutes.
  • Ordinance No. G- 1325, amending Section 78-116 of the Pittsburg City Code to prohibit parking on the south side of Normal Street between South Homer Street and South Stilwell Street and to prohibit parking on the north and south sides of the 1000 block of East Adams.
  • Resolution No. 1245, relating to the designation of certain public parking spaces as handicapped parking spaces by adding additional spaces (the first parking space located on the south side of the 100 block of West Fourth street lying immediately west of the alley.
  • Staff recommendation to award the bid for the provision of asphaltic concrete material for the 2021 City Sales Tax Street Program and Crawford County, Kansas, consisting of an estimated total of 17,500 tons of asphaltic concrete base and surface mix to Heckert Construction Co., Inc., of Pittsburg, based on their bids of: $65.90 per ton SM9.5A (Virgin Mix) Asphalt; $64.24 per ton SM12.5A (Virgin Mix) Asphalt; $62.64 per ton SM19A (Virgin Mix) Asphalt; and an hourly cost for tandem truck delivery to Pittsburg of $80.00 per ton.
  • Staff recommendation to award the bid for On-Call Concrete Street Construction Services from date of award through December 31st, 2021 with the option to renew the contract for two (2) additional one (1) year periods to RFB Construction, Inc., of Pittsburg, Kansas, based on their bids provided on the bid tabulation.
  • Staff recommendation to submit an Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) application to the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation in the amount of $124,500 for homeless services including prevention, rapid re-housing and day shelter services.
  • 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 fully fund the project for one year.
  • Staff recommendation to appoint Yana Feldman to an unexpired term effective immediately and concluding on December 31, 2022, and Seth Harley to an unexpired term effective immediately and concluding on December 31, 2024, as members of the Memorial Auditorium Advisory Board.
  • The Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending May 11, 2021, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received.

 

The following items were removed from the consent agenda for further discussion:

  • The commissioners approved Change Order No. 1, reflecting a deduct of $7,813.84, making a new contract construction amount of $50,980.96, and final payment in the amount of $7,159.96 to Sprouls Construction, Inc., of Lamar, Missouri, for the West Euclid Street Repair Project.
  • The commission voted to approve the staff recommendation to award the bid for On-Call Concrete Sidewalk Construction Services from date of award through December 31st, 2021, with the option to renew the contract for two (2) additional one (1) year periods to Sprouls Construction, Inc., of Lamar, Missouri, based on their bids provided on the bid tabulation.

 

Commissioners considered the following items on the agenda:

  • LOGIC COMPENSATION CROUP, LLC – COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS STUDY AGREEMENT – Commissioners voted to approve the staff recommendation to enter into an agreement with Logic Compensation Group, LLC, for a Compensation and Benefits Study in which City employee salary ranges and benefits will be compared with businesses in the private and public sector in the four-state region.

 

  • AWARD OF SALE – The commission voted to approve the award of the sale of the General Obligation Temporary Notes, Series 2021-1, of The City of Pittsburg, Kansas, on the basis of the bid submitted by the best bidder.

 

  • RESOLUTION NO. 1244 – Commissioners voted to approve the adoption of Resolution No. 1244, authorizing and directing the issuance, sale and delivery of General Obligation Temporary Notes, Series 2021-1, of The City of Pittsburg, Kansas; providing for the levy and collection of an annual tax, if necessary, for the purpose of paying the principal of and interest on said notes as they become due; making certain covenants and agreements to provide for the payment and security thereof; and authorizing certain other documents and actions connected therewith.

 

  • DISPOSITION OF BIDS – DEMOLITION AND REMOVAL – 525 SOUTH BROADWAY – The commission approved the staff recommendation to award the bid for the demolition and removal of the dilapidated structure at 525 South Broadway to Randy Vilela, based on his low bid in the amount of $14,710.00, with the demolition to begin following the City’s receipt of the environmental assessment results.

 

  • PURCHASE OF CASE 90 SUPER N BACKHOE FOR WATER DISTRIBUTION – The Commission approved waiving the City bid policy to purchase a Case 590 Super N Backhoe through the National Lease Purchasing Contract with Sourcewell for Water Distribution utilizing planned funds in the Water Distribution Operating Budget with staff to provide a verbal report on the negotiated pricing.

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS:

  • Director of Economic Development Blake Benson, and Pittsburg State University Executive Director, Operations, Business Development, & Economic Engagement Darrell Pulliam, presented the quarterly Economic Development Report.

 

  • Director of Public Utilities Matt Bacon provided an update regarding the CCLIP Surface Preservation (mill and overlay) Project on US-69B (North Broadway) from 2nd Street to 11th Street and K-126 (4th Street) from Pine to Broadway.

 

NON-AGENDA REPORTS & REQUESTS:

  • Director of Finance, Larissa Bowman, provided the April 30, 2021, bi-monthly budget review.
  • Director of Community Development, Quentin Holmes, spoke about the Downtown Advisory Board’s plans for celebrating the City of Pittsburg turning 145-years-old on May 20, 2021.
  • Director of Utilities, Matt Bacon, and Chief of Police, Brent Narges talked about the city’s efforts to increase traffic safety around school zones in response to Joella Skyle’s request for speed monitoring cameras next to school zones.
  • City Manager, Daron Hall and Deputy City Manager, Jay Byers, talked about the use of security cameras to reduce crime in response to Keith Kloster’s concerns.
  • Mayor Munsell asked for the removal of a “No Trespassing” sign on public property located at Centennial and Silverback Way.

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.

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