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City Board Meeting Recap – October 25

ByChad J. Johnson

Oct 27, 2022

PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburgh City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, October 25, 2022:

Public contribution:

  • Father Chris Rumback led an invocation prayer.
  • Al Patel with the Pittsburgh State University Indian Student Association has invited members of the City Commission to the PSU Diwali Festival, which will be held on Saturday, October 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The following items were approved as part of the consent agenda:

  • Minutes of the city council meeting of October 11, 2022.
  • The application submitted by DG Retail, LLC, dba Dollar General Store #23865, located at 1026 East 4th Street, for a 2022 Cereal Malt Beverage License.

The following agenda items were removed from the Consent Agenda for further discussion:

  • Commissioners voted to waive the city’s official bid policy and purchase a 2017 Ford F-250 service truck from Evans Motors of Pittsburg, Kansas, for use by the department’s sewage collection division utilities for an amount of $40,000.00.
  • Commissioners voted to approve the appropriation order for the period ending October 25, 2022. Mayor Brooks abstained from voting due to a conflict.

The following items were discussed as part of the main agenda:

  • RESOLUTION NO. 1257 –Commissioners approved Resolution No. 1257, setting a public hearing on the proposed Community Improvement District (CID) for downtown Pittsburgh. The proposed CID would help developers improve the shopping district near the intersection of 29th and North Broadway, which includes Home Depot, the future location of Marshall, and other retail and restaurant establishments. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. at the Law Enforcement Center.

  • RESOLUTION NO. 1258 – Commissioners voted to approve Resolution #1258, creating a Pittsburgh Arts District inside downtown. The new Arts District extends north to Trailhead Park, south to the Jolly Fox Brewery, east to the Frisco Event Center, and west to the Pittsburg Public Library.

  • AUDIT CONTRACT 2022 – Commissioners voted to hire Berberich Trahan & Company PA for the city’s fiscal year 2022 audit at a cost of $41,000.

  • BID LAYOUT – 2022 LINE 7B SANITARY SEWER LINER PROJECT – Commissioners voted to award the bid for the 2022 Sanitary Sewer Lining Project to Tri-Star Utilities, Inc., of Independence, KS, based on their low total bid of $889,416.00.

Reports and requests outside the agenda:

  • The committee voted unanimously to approve the second phase of the salary study.
  • Commissioners had a discussion regarding the use of executive sessions.

Meetings of the municipal commission:

The Pittsburgh City Commission meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the hearing room of the Beard-Shanks Law Enforcement Center. Members of the public are invited to attend. To learn more about Pittsburgh city government, city commissioners, or to view meeting agendas and minutes, visit pittks.org/city-government/city-commission.

City commission meetings are broadcast live every second and fourth Tuesday on the city’s local government access channel (Cox Channel 6) and on YouTube. To subscribe to the City’s YouTube channel, go to www.pittks.org/youtube.

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