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Pittsburg City Commission meeting recap – May 26, 2020

City Press Releases

May 27, 2020

PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken during the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on May 26, 2020:


PROCLAMATION – Class of 2020 – Mayor Dawn McNay proclaimed May 26, 2020 as “The Class of 2020 Day” in Pittsburg. Aubri Hoffman from St. Mary’s Colgan Catholic Schools and Carmen Kent from Pittsburg High School received the proclamation on behalf of the 2020 senior class.


Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:

  • The May 12, 2020, City Commission Meeting minutes.
  • The May 19, 2020, Special City Commission Meeting minutes.
  • Staff recommendation to grant the request submitted by Kyle Michael to renew the Dance Hall License for The Pitt, 516 North Broadway.
  • The Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending May 26, 2020, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received.


Commissioners approved the following items on the agenda:

  • RESOLUTION NO. 1235 – Commissioners approved Resolution No. 1235, authorizing and directing the issuance, sale and delivery of General Obligation temporary notes in order to fund the engineering design expenditures for the future East Quincy Project, which will extend from Joplin Street to Rouse Street.


  • NOTE PURCHASE AGREEMENT – CLAYTON HOLDINGS, LLC – Commissioners approved staff recommendation to enter into a Note Purchase Agreement with Clayton Holdings, LLC, of St. Louis, Missouri, for the purchase of General Obligation Temporary Notes in the amount of $819,000. Two bids were received from local banks looking to finance the temporary note. Staff recommended awarding the bid to Clayton Holdings, LLC, (the lending arm of Commerce Bank), which had the lowest interest rate at 1.3 percent for a period of one year.


  • DISPOSITION OF BIDS – 2020 SURFACE PRESERVATION PROJECT – Commissioners approved staff recommendation to award the bid for milling and surfacing of Mt. Carmel Place, Cedar Crest Drive, Cedar Lane, Mill Road, Oakview Drive, Woodgate Terrace, Amber Drive and Abby Lane to the lowest bidder, Heckert Construction, at $179,000. The estimated completion date on this project is September 1, 2020.



  • STATEWIDE HEALTH ORDERS – Mayor Dawn McNay shared a brief update on Governor Laura Kelly’s statewide health orders. Local control will be returned to county governments effective 12:01 am Wednesday, May 27.


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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