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Pittsburg mayor provides updates on past year's accomplishments and looks toward future

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Pittsburg city leaders take a look back at the past year's accomplishments in the annual State of the City Address.

From street repairs to plans for an auxiliary 911 center, Pittsburg Mayor John Ketterman moves from the past to the future of the growing Southeast Kansas community.

This morning Mayor Ketterman says sales tax numbers are looking good.  He also talked about blooming businesses in the downtown area.

Ketterman says a hot topic that hit news recently about the possibility of adding trash removal as a city utility is still in its beginning stages.

He also says plans to bring a community wide storm shelter to life are well underway.

"Plans are underway to create a storm shelter in portions of the structure to shelter or protect crews that are first responders in emergency conditions from major storms and allow an auxiliary 911 call center to be created," says Ketterman.

The community storm shelter would be located at the old utilities building off Walnut Street.  Initial estimates show the shelter costing around $100,000 with 75% covered by state and federal grants.

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