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Pittsburg City Commission meeting recap – Nov. 24, 2020

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November 25, 2020

PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken during the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Nov. 24, 2020:

Public Input:

  • Mark Chambers gave an invocation.


  • Small Business Saturday – Miners + Monroe owner Davey Froman accepted a proclamation recognizing Small Business Saturday to be held November 28 and encouraged citizens to shop local.
  • Jamie Clarkson Day – Finance Director Jamie Clarkson was presented with a key to the city and a mayoral proclamation recognizing Tuesday, November 24 as Jamie Clarkson Day for his outstanding years of service with the City of Pittsburg.

 Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:

  • The November 10, 2020 City Commission Meeting minutes.
  • Cereal malt beverage license applications for the year 2021 submitted by The City of Pittsburg (Four Oaks Golf Course and Lincoln Park), Casey’s General Store (2912 North Broadway), Casey’s General Store (612 South Broadway), Walmart (2710 North Broadway), Walmart (1011 East Centennial), Walmart Fuel Station (1015 East Centennial), Rhodes Grocery (310 East Centennial), Bo’s 1 Stop (1116 West 4th Street), Pizza Hut (102 East Quincy), Pete’s (1307 South Broadway), Pete’s (4002 North Broadway), and Pete’s (1711 North Broadway).
  • The Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending November 24, 2020, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received.

 Items removed from the consent agenda for further discussion:

  • Commissioners approved an Engineering Services Agreement with Olsson Inc., of Pittsburg, in an amount not to exceed $24,000 to perform a Traffic Impact Study (TIS) for the connection from 4th Street near Canterbury Road to Quincy west of Deer Run Lane. The Creekside East, Creekside Villas and Payton’s Hamlet developments will eventually connect to that road.

Public Hearing:

  • 2020 BUDGET AMENDMENT – The City advertised for a Public Hearing to be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 5:30 pm to hear and answer objections of taxpayers relating to the proposed amended use of 2020 funds in the 2020 budget. No members of the community spoke under the hearing.

 Special Presentation:

  • REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL BUS ROUTE – Sustainability Advisory Committee representative George Weeks, along with SEK-CAP CEO Jesse Ervin and SEK-CAP Transportation Director Jim Dockers, requested an additional bus route be added to the city, with the City of Pittsburg contributing approximately $18,000, or 20 percent of the cost, to assist SEK-CAP to expand its bus route. A formal recommendation from city staff will be brought back to the commission at a future meeting.

 Commissioners approved the following items on the agenda:

  • ARVEST BANK – P & L DEVELOPMENT – SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT – Commissioners approved the recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) to enter into a new Subordination Agreement with Arvest Bank and P&L Development, as Arvest Bank is issuing an additional construction loan for the Silverback housing development.
  • CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT REQUEST – Upon recommendation of the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals, commissioners approved the request submitted by USD #250 for a Conditional Use Permit under the provisions of Article 30 of the Pittsburg Zoning Ordinance to allow a radio monopole to be located in the 900 Block of West 4th Street and another to be located in the 900 Block of East 6th Street. The radio towers will help serve students enrolled in the DragonNet program to access online educational resources.
  • 2021 PARKS AND RECREATION FEES AND CHARGES – Commissioners approved a recommendation from city staff and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board to increase changes and fees for pavilion and Lincoln Center rentals, as well as Mt. Olive plots and services.
  • EQUIPMENT LEASING – 2020 CAPITAL EQUIPMENT / VEHICLES – Commissioners voted to approve staff recommendation to purchase one (1) 2021 Ford Super Duty F-350 DRW (W3G) XL 2WD Crew Cab Truck with Bed & 60″ C/A DRW Chassis, two (2) 2021 Ford Super Duty F-350 DRW (F3H) XL 4WD Reg Cab Truck with Bed, 60″ C/A DRW Chassis and Western 8-1/2′ Pro Plow Straight Blade w/Halogen Lights, one (1) 2020 M2 106 Conventional Chassis (Single Axle Dump Truck), one (1) 2020 M2 106 Conventional Chassis (Tandem Axle Dump Truck), one (1) used 2003 F750 Ford Chassis Crane Truck, and one (1) Weis Fire Wet Rescue on a 2020 Ford F-550 Diesel Chassis with a Darley UHP-HV Diesel Firefighting System and loose equipment, in the total amount of $756,647.68 and to enter into a five-year lease / purchase agreement with US Bank, of Pittsburg, based on an interest rate of 1.25 percent and annual payments in the amount of $155,112.48.
  • ALLOCATION OF FUNDS – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE SUPPLEMENT (CDBG-CV) – Commissioners approved the allocation of funds from the CDBG-CV grant program from the Kansas Department of Commerce to eligible local businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • CITY EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION – Commissioners approved the recommendation of City Manager Daron Hall to provide all full-time City of Pittsburg employees a 2 percent salary increase effective January 1, 2021.
  • CITY COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULE CHANGE – City Commissioners voted to cancel the regular December 8 and December 22 city commission meetings and hold a special commission meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, December 15.


  • Public Utilities Director Matt Bacon announced that the 14th Street Bridge Project is now complete.


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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