PITTSBURG — The Pittsburg City Commission discussed ordinance, Memorial Auditorium, and a resolution regarding the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism during its meeting Tuesday.
1. The commission approved a staff request to modify the $300,000 loan agreement with Pittsburg State University for the buildout of the Commerce Building as part of the Block 22 project. The agreement is modified to make PSU Foundation the official legal entity to receive the funds.
2. The commission approved a staff recommendation to award the bid for the 2018 Asphalt Rejuvenation Project, based on its low bid meeting specifications of $1.02 per square yard.
3. The commission approved an ordinance, creating section 10-77 of the Pittsburg City Code regarding the disposal of dog feces.
4. Deputy City Manager Jay Byers provided an update on activities, including the state of Memorial Auditorium. He discussed the auditorium’s efforts to attract more guests with events such as the new “It Came from the Basement” comedy series. Additionally, he cited some of the challenges that come with the auditorium being built in 1925 and renovated in 1984.
5. The commission approved a resolution for Pittsburg City to submit an application to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism land and water conservation fund grant. The grant would build two new restrooms, concession, and storage facilities at the Don Gutteridge Sports Complex.
— Brandon Schmitz is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.