Most of the attention for Pittsburg City Commissioners was on the State of the City address early Tuesday. But that doesn’t mean the city commission meeting was without any consequence.

Most of the attention for Pittsburg City Commissioners was on the State of the City address early Tuesday. But that doesn’t mean the city commission meeting was without any consequence.

At the meeting, the city commission approved a renewal quote for the city’s property and liability insurance, as well as the liability insurance for the airport in the total amount of $239,720. That’s about a 9 percent drop from last year’s quote of $263,614.

“I have several pieces of good news,” Pittsburg Director of Finance Jon Garrison told the commission. “First, is that we are under the budget. Second, we used a local insurance company. You can thank Ray Ryan of Ryan Insurance, who does a good job with us, and we are happy once again to keep our insurance in Pittsburg.”

Technically, Garrison said Ryan Insurance was able to find a lower premium through another company. However, the city decided to stay with its existing coverage, arguing that a “modest savings does not justify moving away from [the group] who has been the City’s insurer for many years.”

“I’m happy we were able to stay with a local agency,” said commissioner Marty Beezley. “We take a look at this every three years. I’m glad we did our due diligence.”

In other action at Tuesday’s meeting, the city:

• approved a recommendation to place a stop sign at the intersection of Utah and Homer for eastbound traffic.

• approved waiving the building permit, sewer tap and water tap fees for the 11th home for Habitat for Humanity of Crawford County, at 111 W. Adams in the amount of $989.72.

• approved an order vacating the right-of-way of the unimproved 100 block of W. 12th St. from Broadway to Pine.

• approved banning parking on the south side of Monroe Street from Stilwell Street east to the dead end.

• approved the final payment to Tri-State Building of $13,410.30 for the construction of the Pittsburg Library East Entry Vestibule.

• approved a facade grant for $2,210 to Brian Pasteur for the property located at 106 W. 3rd St. according to the applicant’s agreement.

• appproved the Appropriation Ordinance for the period ending Oct. 27, 2010.

Andrew Nash can be reached at andrew.nash@morningsun.net or by calling 231-2600 ext. 132.