Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – September 14, 2021
City Press Releases
September 16, 2021
PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021:
- Pastor Tom Wehrman with St. John’s Lutheran Church led a prayer of invocation.
- Joella Skyles asked commissioners about residency requirements for serving on the city’s advisory committees and spoke about publicizing future board openings.
- Mayor Munsell read a proclamation recognizing the Little Balkans Days Festival committee, which was received by Angela Meyer and community volunteers.
- The mayor shared a special proclamation recognizing Constitution Week.
Commissioners approved the following items under the consent agenda:
- The August 24, 2021, City Commission Meeting minutes.
- The application submitted by Ethan Ketterman for a 2021 Cereal Malt Beverage License for the Pitt Express.
- The appointment of Cheryl Brooks, Chuck Munsell, Dawn McNay, and Jay Byers as voting delegates, and Daron Hall and Tammy Nagel as alternate voting delegates to represent the City of Pittsburg at the League of Kansas Municipalities Annual Meeting.
- The Pittsburg Public Library Board of Trustees request to use $30,000 from the library building annuity toward the replacement of the rubber membrane on the flat portion of the library roof, with the work to be completed by Mid-America Roofing.
- The Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending September 14, 2021, subject to the release of HUD expenditures when funds are received.
- SUMMER READING PROGRAM SUMMARY – Pittsburg Public Library Director Bev Clarkson provided a summary of the library’s summer reading program. The library served hundreds of families through the pandemic with curbside pick-up options and delivery services from its new bookmobile. The library also partnered with the Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department to host programs outside in city parks.
Commissioners took the following actions under the main agenda:
- REAL ESTATE SALES CONTRACT – Commissioners voted to approve a Real Estate Sales Contract between The City of Pittsburg, Kansas, and Comeau Jewelry Company, Inc., in which Comeau Jewelry Company, Inc. will purchase the property located at 525 South Broadway for the purchase price of $113,746.00.
- SHORT-FORM PLAT – RTM ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS – PANDA EXPRESS SUBDIVISION – Commissioners approved the Short-Form Plat submitted by RTM Engineering Consultants for the platting of Panda Express, to be located on the northeast corner of 27th Street and Broadway (southwest corner of the Walmart parking lot).
- FINAL PLAT – S&H MANAGEMENT, LLC – DEAN’S ADDITION – The commissioners approved the Final Plat submitted by S&H Management, LLC, for the platting of Dean’s Addition, located on the northwest corner of Jefferson and Rouse.
- VACATION – HOMETOWN DEVELOPMENT GROUP, LLC – MILLER STREET – Commissioners approved the vacation request submitted by Hometown Development Group, LLC, for the vacation of Miller Street between south Joplin Street and south English Street.
Non-agenda Reports and Requests:
- Pittsburg Deputy Finance Director Joe Wimmer provided a bi-monthly budget review for the commission.
- City Manager Daron Hall addressed the questions brought up by Joella Skyles during public input.
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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