Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – May 23
City Press Releases
May 25, 2023
PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, May 23, 2023:
- Pastor Tom Wehrman gave a prayer of invocation.
Commissioners considered the following items under the consent agenda:
- Commissioners approved the May 9, 2023, City Commission Meeting minutes.
- Commissioners approved the recommendation from Police Department staff to waive the normal bidding process and purchase a LiveScan system directly from HID Global in the amount of $20,603.32.
- The Commission approved the Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending May 23, 2023, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received. Commissioner Brooks abstained from the vote due to a conflict of interest.
The following items were considered under the main agenda:
- ENTERPRISE FLEET MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT – Commissioners voted to enter into a lease agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management for the purpose of providing fleet vehicles to the City.
- EARLES ENGINEERING & INSPECTION – ENGINEERING SERVICES AGREEMENT – The Commission voted to enter into an Engineering Services Agreement with Earles Engineering & Inspection, Inc., of Pittsburg, Kansas, to provide professional design services in relation to the extension of the water main and construction of the sewer lift station and force main to serve the Southwest Industrial Park.
- CHANGE ORDER #1 – WATER TREATMENT PLANT WELL #3 REPAIRS – Commissioners approved Change Order #1 to the contract with Mr. Pump, LLC, for the repairs to Well #8 at the Water Treatment Plant, reflecting an increase in the amount of $156,875, to include a new pump bowl assembly, new 316 stainless steel shafts, and spider bearings.
- PURCHASE OF BUSES – Commissioners considered staff recommendation to purchase two 34-passenger buses from Pittsburg State University in the total amount of $18,000. The City was approached by PSU about the surplus busses and offered them to the City at a discounted price. Commissioners voted against purchasing the vehicles based on the number of miles on the busses and potential maintenance needed, but thanked the university for the opportunity.
Non-Agenda Reports & Requests:
- Community Development & Housing Director Kim Froman notified the commissioners that resolutions passed in January and February for the State’s moderate-income housing grant and KS investor tax credits would still be in effect for applications being made in round two of the grant program. The City was not awarded in round one so the City is applying in round two. Froman said she was informed that the City will likely be notified in August whether the City is awarded the grant.
- City Manager Daron Hall said that weather has allowed road crews to do some paving and have done some pothole patching and will be doing more throughout the year as weather permits.
The Mayor’s Moment:
- Mayor Seglie said the City is moving ahead with cleaning up the city, and expressed his appreciation to those who have taken the initiative. He encouraged others to spend some time to spruce up their property.
- The Mayor wished the community a safe Memorial Day weekend and encouraged people to remember those who gave their lives for our nation.
- Public Works & Utilities Director Matt Bacon updated the Commission on the Bulky Item Pick Up program, and discussed how the pick up went this year with the new quadrant-specific format. The Mayor reminded the community to utilize pittks.org/seeclickfix to submit a concern or issue in their neighborhood.
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