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Pittsburg City Commission special meeting recap – May 19, 2020

City Press Releases

May 20, 2020

PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken during a special meeting of the Pittsburg City Commission held May 19, 2020:

Commissioners approved the following items on the agenda:

  • RESOLUTION NO. 1234 – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM – Commissioners voted to adopt Resolution No. 1234, certifying legal authority and authorization to apply for funding through the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Supplement (CDBG-CV) administered by the Kansas Department of Commerce with funds allocated from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The city is applying for $400,000, of which $300,000 would be made available for local businesses affected by the coronavirus, and $100,000 would be made available for meal programs in the community. The CDBG-CV is a first-come, first-served grant opportunity being made available to local governments. One of the grant requirements is a public hearing, which will be held at the Pittsburg Law Enforcement Center court room, 201 N. Pine St., Pittsburg, KS, at 2:00 pm Friday, May 22. Members of the public may call (620) 230-5150 to speak under the public hearing remotely or attend in person. The court room will be limited to 15 people at a time, per mass gathering guidelines.
  • AGREEMENT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE CONSULTING SERVICES – Commissioners approved staff recommendation to enter into an Agreement for Administrative Consulting Services with the Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission (SEKRPC) in relation to grant funding through the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Supplement (CDBG-CV).

City Commission Meetings:

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