Fort Scott Middle School Pizza Hut Night
Chamber Coffee, hosted by the Chamber Board of Directors at the Chamber, 231 E. Wall St., 8am
|4||Coffee with Doug, live music at Common Ground Coffee Co., 7pm
(Dangerous Doug Harper of Nevada, MO)
|5-6||Livestock Sale, Fort Scott Livestock Market, 2131 Maple Rd., 10am|
|6||The Bunker Conceal Carry Class, 8am, $75 fee|
|6||Boiler Room Brewhaus Grand Opening, 11am, 102 S. National Ave., music, food & craft beer|
|1/8||Informational Breakfast: Stay Strong, Stay Healthy Strength Training Class for Older Adults, Buck Run|
|1/9||Quarterly Downtown Meet & Greet, Papa Don’s, 10 N. Main St., 8:30am|
|1/11||Biggest Loser Competition Begins at Buck Run, $15|
|1/12||Theology on Tap, Papa Don’s Pizza, 10 N. Main St., 7pm|
|1/15||Lunch & Learn, Martin Luther King Jr. Day speaker, Gordon Parks Museum, FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Building, 12pm|
The Fort Scott City Commission will meet this evening at 6 p.m. at city hall, 123 S. Main Street.
On the agenda:
A. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting of December 19th, 2017.
B. Approval of Appropriation Ordinance 1206-A totaling $407,293.46.
C. Resolution 1-2018 designating the official City newspaper.
D. Resolution 2-2018 designating the official City depositories for public
E. Certificate of Appropriateness – Proposed changes to building and
signage at 2 N. Main Street
VI. REORGANIZATION OF CITY COMMISSION AND ELECTION OF
MAYOR, COMMISSION PRESIDENT, B.C.E.D.C.I.
REPRESENTATIVE, AND FORT SCOTT HOUSING AUTHORITY
a. Swearing in of new Commissioners
b. Election of Mayor
c. Election of Commission President
d. Election of Bourbon County Economic Development Council
e. Election of Fort Scott Housing Authority Delegate
VI. APPEARANCE/COMMENTS/PUBLIC HEARING:
B. CITIZEN COMMENTS (Concerning Items Not on Agenda – 3 minute
limit per citizen)
C. PUBLIC HEARINGS/COMMENTS: None
1. Approval of Fort Scott Plumbing Board reappointments – 3 year
2. Approval of Fort Scott Electrical Board reappointments – 3 year
A. Director Updates:
C. City Attorney:
D. Director of Finance:
E. City Manager:
Justifications for Executive Sessions:
• Personnel matters of non-elected personnel
• Consultation with an attorney for the body or agency which would be
deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship
• Matters relating to employer-employee negotiations whether or not in
consultation with the representative or representatives of the body or
• Confidential data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets of
corporations, partnerships, trusts and individual proprietorships
• Preliminary discussions relating to the acquisition of real property
IV. MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT: ROLL CALL
This Saturday, January 6, Fort Scott’s first microbrewery will open at 11 a.m.
Named the Boiler Room Brewhaus, the brewery is located in the lower level of the Beaux Arts Center, 102 S. National. Entry is from the alley on the south.
Public parking is at First and National Streets and additionally, Judson and Second Streets nearby. The Fort Scott Post Office parking lot is off-limits, however it is through the post office parking lot that one must enter the facility.
“It’s a comfy atmosphere,” Barbara Ritter, who along with her sister-in-law Peggy Ritter are the owners, said. “No TV’s. We want to encourage people to talk to each other.”
In addition there will be board games.
There is a 40 person capacity in the tap-room, she said.
Right now, Barbara’s husband Bryan Ritter is the primary brewer.
He is making ales.
“Beers fall into two categories,” Bryan Ritter said. “Ales and lagers…most people in Bourbon County drink lagers such as Budweiser and Coors. I’m not going to focus on that right now.”
The cooler seasons are ale seasons, Bryan said.
“You want something thicker and richer,” he said. “There is 4-6 percent alcohol content.” He can produce one barrel per brewing session or about 33 gallons.
For opening night, they will have close to 100 gallons, he said.
In addition, Jake Johnson will provide the music that evening.
Only prepared snacks will be offered in the taproom with the beer.
“By Bourbon County law, 30 percent of sales have to be in food,” Barbara said. “We don’t want to be a restaurant. So we are hoping to get some support by getting it put on the ballot to change the law for microbreweries.”
The hours for the brewery are Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, 12 to 7 p.m.
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