Pittsburg City Commission meeting recap – Sept. 8, 2020
City Press Releases
September 10, 2020
PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken during the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on September 8, 2020:
Mayor Dawn McNay proclaimed the week of September 17 – 23, 2020 as Constitution Week.
Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:
The August 25, 2020 City Commission Meeting Minutes.
The recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) to forgive $75,000 of the $87,000 loan that was provided to TKR Management, LLC, to support the renovation of the Riggs Chiropractic medical complex at 1117 W. 4th St., as the value of the project exceeded $750,000.
The Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending September 8, 2020, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received.
Commissioners approved the following items on the agenda:
2020 AUDITING CONTRACT – Commissioners voted to approve staff recommendation to engage the firm of Berberich Trahan & Company P.A. to conduct the fiscal year 2020 City audit at a cost of $39,000.
BI-MONTHLY BUDGET REVIEW– Deputy Finance Director Larissa Bowman presented the bi-monthly budget review as of August 31, 2020. Bowman reported that the budget is in good condition but that finance staff will be watching it carefully for the next few months of the year due to uncertainty caused by the pandemic.
City Manager Daron Hall updated commissioners on the tree limb pick-up being provided by the city following the storms on August 29. He stated the city received 250 call-ins for tree limb pick up and the city extended its hours for the burn site. Hall said that pick-up would be slow and asked for patience from residents as the staff work to pick up the limbs. Hall said the city is also working to contract out some of the work to speed up the process.
Commissioner Munsell thanked city staff from several departments who responded to calls in his neighborhood after the August 29 storm. Munsell also thanked Evergy for getting his power turned back on.
Commissioner Brooks shared several follow-up questions regarding the Silverback Landing development presentation that took place at the previous commission meeting.
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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