Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – Nov. 9
City Press Releases
November 10, 2021
PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021:
- Pastor Hyunjin Cho from First United Methodist Church in Pittsburg shared a prayer of invocation.
- Robert Romine who lives near 20th Street and Free King Hwy asked for assistance with flooding and drainage issues associated with a neighboring pond.
Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:
- The October 26, 2021, City Commission Meeting minutes.
- The Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending November 9, 2021, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received.
The City Commission took the following actions under the main agenda:
- VACATION – 3P DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LLC – TROXEL ROAD – Commissioners voted to approve the request submitted by 3P Development Group, LLC, for the vacation of the West Half of Troxel Road, Troxel Subdivision of Lot 8, Brailey’s Subdivision.
- PRELIMINARY PLAT – 3P DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LLC – SUNFLOWER ESTATES – Housing & Community Development Director Quentin Holmes answered questions from the commissioners regarding the new Sunflower Estates subdivision. The cul-de-sac will include 12 new moderately-priced homes. The development will have sidewalks and the road within the neighborhood will be wide enough to accommodate parking on both sides with room for school bus and fire engine access. Following a short discussion, the commission approved the Preliminary Plat submitted by 3P Development Group, for the platting of Sunflower Estates.
- REQUEST TO CHANGE ZONING – Commissioners considered a recommendation of the Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals to approve the request submitted by the City of Pittsburg to change the zoning of several city-owned parcels located at 4th & Rouse Streets, from R-1C, Single Family Residential, to CP-2, Planned General Commercial. Commissioners requested additional clarification on the specific parcels being considered for re-zoning and voted to table the item until the following meeting.
Non-agenda Reports and Requests:
- City of Pittsburg Finance Director Larissa Bowman provided the city’s bi-monthly budget review. According to Bowman, sales tax collections in the city are up over 10 percent for the year compared to 2020. Additionally, Bowman said gaming revenues for the city this past month were at a healthy level with the best November since the Casino opened.
- City of Pittsburg Public Works & Utilities Director Matt Bacon and City Manager Daron Hall addressed Mr. Romine’s questions brought up under public input. Hall suggested Mr. Romine meet with him if he is unable to make progress.
- Commissioner Larry Fields requested an update on the status of Broadway Street Construction. City Manager Daron Hall and Matt Bacon said sub-surface repair work is still underway on Broadway in preparation for the mill and overlay work that will happen in spring of 2022.
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. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. To learn more about the Pittsburg city government, city commissioners, or to view meeting agendas and minutes visit pittks.org/city-government/city-commission. City commission meetings are broadcast live every second and fourth Tuesday on the City’s local government access channel (Cox channel 6) and on YouTube. To subscribe to the City’s YouTube channel, go to www.pittks.org/youtube.
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