After three months of planning and hearings, the Pittsburg City Commission will take action on traffic calming devices on Joplin Street by Pittsburg State University.

After three months of planning and hearings, the Pittsburg City Commission will take action on traffic calming devices on Joplin Street by Pittsburg State University.

Commissioners will decide the fate of Joplin Street between Cleveland Street and Lindburg Street at their meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at City Hall.

Commissioners have had one vote on the Joplin Street issue, when they voted to uphold PSU President Tom Bryant's request to reject the university's request to close Joplin Street and send the issue back to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

At the next P&Z meeting, the university proposed a compromise, including gates, bump outs and speed tables. P&Z members voted to recommend approval of the compromise, minus the gates, by a 7-1 margin. The dissenting vote came from Frank Slapar, who said he was against making any changes to Joplin Street that could push traffic onto Homer Street near George Nettels Elementary School.

The city will also have a special presentation of a plaque from the Kansas Ready Mix Concrete Association for a construction award for the city's Stormwater Drainage Improvements project.

In other business, Pittsburg City Commissioners will vote on:

· a Economic Development Advisory Committee recommendation to approve funding from the sales tax revolving loan fund to pay for the city's 5 percent share of the Atkinson Municipal Airport Master Plan. Ninety-five percent of the project will be paid by the Federal Aviation Association.

· whether to submit an updated Airport Capital Improvement Plan to the FAA for possible future funding, to include construction of a parallel taxiway to Runway 16-34, the Five-Year Capital Improvement Program and the Long Range Needs Assessment.

· a Facade Grant Application by Zack Long, owner of the property located at 126 E. Third Street, in the amount of $1,498.88.

· an application submitted by Graig A. Moore to renew the Dance Hall License for Mooreman's Club.

· the low bid submitted by Pittsburg Ford, Inc., of Pittsburg, for the purchase of three patrol vehicles at a price of $22,649 per vehicle, or a total purchase of $67,947.