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Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – Oct. 26

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October 28, 2021

PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021:


Public input:

  • Pete Mayo gave a prayer of invocation.


Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:

  • The October 12, 2021, City Commission Meeting minutes.
  • Ordinance No. G-1331, providing for the change of certain areas from CP-3, Planned Highway Service Commercial, to IP-2, Planned Medium Industrial, and amending and supplementing the Zoning District Boundary Map and Zoning Ordinance No. G-663, as amended, of the City of Pittsburg, Kansas (Request of Scannell Properties #568, LLC, for the property located on East 400 Highway).
  • Staff recommendation to award the bid for the purchase of a 1,000-Gallon AvGas Refueler mounted on a NEW 2022 1-Ton Chassis-Cab for use at the Atkinson Municipal Airport to Global Aviation Services, LLC dba Pro Flo Industries, of Alvada, Ohio, based on their bid of $116,495.00.
  • Staff recommendation to enter into a five-year lease/purchase agreement for an AvGas Refueler vehicle to be used at the Atkinson Municipal Airport, with Commerce Bank (Clayton Holdings), of Pittsburg, Kansas, based on their low annual payments in the amount of $24,016.53 (annual percentage rate of 1.54%).
  • The application submitted by Aaron Frasco and Elizabeth Frasco for water service outside the corporate City Limits to property located at 1061 East 570th Avenue.
  • The Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending October 26, 2021.


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

  • Commissioners approved a request to declare four hundred forty (440) MXU meter transceiver units utilized for drive-by water meter readings as surplus and authorize staff to donate said assets to the City of Pomona, Kansas.


Special Presentations:

  • USD 250 School Bond Issue – Superintendent of Schools Rich Proffitt shared a presentation with the city commissioners regarding the upcoming USD 250 bond issue to address the renovation of the historic Pittsburg Community Middle School building. Proffitt said the bond issue will raise the funding needed for the upgrades without any increase to the mill rate.
  • Pittsburg Beautiful Update – Pittsburg Beautiful committee member Nancy Scott shared an update with commissioners regarding the organization’s history and efforts to beautify the city.
  • Body Cameras – Chief Brent Narges and Major Ben Henderson with the Pittsburg Police Department presented an update on the purchase and deployment of body-worn cameras for the police department. A total of 32 individual cameras will be distributed to the patrol and investigations division. A formal contract will be presented to the city commission for their consideration at the next commission meeting.


The City Commission took the following actions under the main agenda:

  • WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT – FLYGT PUMP INSTALLATION AND MODIFICATIONS – Commissioners voted to waive the City’s bid policy and to accept a proposal submitted by JCI Industries, Inc. to perform repairs to final clarifier no. 1 at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in the amount of $25,435.00.
  • WATER TREATMENT PLANT ODOR CONTROL PHASE I STUDY – Olsson and City staff provided the findings of Phase I of the Water Treatment Plant Odor Control Study. Public Works & Utilities Director Matt Bacon recommend moving forward with research around the chemical feed system, including a pilot study. Commissioners approved utilizing remaining previously approved funds for a Phase II pilot study of the odor control system.


Non-agenda Reports and Requests:

  • Matt Bacon shared an update with commissioners on the bulky item pick up event and thanked organizations that assisted with the effort through volunteers or donations.
  • Mayor Munsell discussed comments he made at the previous commission meeting regarding the compensation study.
  • Commissioner Larry Fields said Pawprints on the Heartland has requested a location for their hospital van to set up periodically in order to provide spay and neuter services in Pittsburg.


City Commission Meetings:

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