Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – Sept. 27
City Press Releases
September 30, 2022
PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022:
- Pastor Walter Simpson shared a prayer of invocation.
- Gary Edwards shared concerns about the Joe Saia bridge located in Frontenac and suggested that Crawford County, the City of Frontenac, and the City of Pittsburg work together to address needed repairs.
The following items were approved under the consent agenda:
- Commissioners approved the September 13, 2022, City Commission Meeting minutes and also approved the Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending September 27, 2022, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received.
The following items were considered under the main agenda:
- FAMILIES AND CHILDREN TOGETHER, INC. REQUEST – Commissioners approved the recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) to support Families and Children Together, Inc. in the construction of a new alcohol treatment center and crisis stabilization unit near 30th and Michigan, by allocating $400,000 in non-repayable funds, to be used for infrastructure.
- HOMETOWN DEVELOPMENT GROUP / SEK INVESTMENTS, LLC – 1004 NORTH BROADWAY – The commission approved the recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) to approve the request submitted by Hometown Development Group to update the documents associated with their 2018 loan from the City of Pittsburg to reflect that the ownership of the property located at 1004 North Broadway has been transferred from Hometown Development Group to SEK Investments, LLC.
- RESOLUTION NO. 1254 – Commissioners approved Resolution No. 1254, declaring the eligibility of the City of Pittsburg to apply for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Land and Water Conservation Fund Program for the construction of a new miniature golf course at Four Oaks Golf Course.
- RESOLUTION NO. 1255 – Commissioners approved Resolution No. 1255, certifying legal authority to apply for the 2022 Kansas Moderate Income Housing Program from the Kansas Housing Resource Corporation.
- PAYTON’S HAMLET, LLC – Commissioners approved the recommendation to provide that the right to receive the Rural Housing Incentive District (RHID) reimbursement payments be assigned from Payton’s Hamlet, LLC to Equity Bank as a condition of the loan from Equity Bank to Payton’s Hamlet, LLC.
Non-agenda reports & requests:
- BI-MONTHLY BUDGET REVIEW – City of Pittsburg Director of Finance Larissa Bowman provided commissioners with the bi-monthly budget review. Bowman stated that city funds are right on track with the budget and revenues are healthy with an uptick in sales tax collections of more than 13 percent over last year.
- City Manager Daron Hall introduced Community Development & Housing Director Kim Froman to the commissioners and welcomed her to the city team.
- City staff and commissioners further discussed the concerns brought up by Mr. Edwards under public input regarding the Joe Saia overpass, and the best way to approach the issue with Crawford County and City of Frontenac.
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.
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The mission of the City of Pittsburg is to provide exceptional services, facilities, and activities with integrity, professionalism, excellent customer service, and a commitment to economic vitality.