The Fort Scott Police Department daily reports can best be viewed on a computer.
The FSPD is located at 1604 S. National and can be contacted at 620-223-1700.
To view, click here, then click on the image to enlarge.
The Fort Scott Police Department daily reports can best be viewed on a computer.
The FSPD is located at 1604 S. National and can be contacted at 620-223-1700.
To view, click here, then click on the image to enlarge.
Future Business Leaders of America visited Topeka for the State Leadership Conference on March 27-29.
The conference is a two-day event hosted at the capital each year, according to Morgan Robbins, the Business Teacher and FBLA Sponsor at Fort Scott High School .
“Students from schools all over the state of Kansas compete in various events,” she said. ” All of our students competed in objective tests, in topics including personal finance, business law, hospitality management, health care administration and more. We were so lucky to get to meet with Caryn Tyson and listen to her briefly speak about her work before we left Topeka on Friday.”
Front, from left:
Beth Nuss, chaperone; Lauren Madison; Emma Martin; Morgan Rohr; Senator Caryn Tyson; Daevin Caldwell; Hudson Horn; FBLA Sponsor and FSHS Business Instructor Morgan Robbins.
Back, from left.
Katie Harvey, Sami Rogers, Nick King, Alec Michaud, Matt Campbell, and Carter Goldston
JOB OF THE DAY – CORRECTIONAL OFFICER- BOURBON COUNTY JAIL
The Bourbon County Jail has openings for a correctional officer. Must be 18 years or older, with no felony convictions. Applications may be picked up at the Bourbon County Jail, 204 S. National Ave, Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:00. If you have any questions you may call the Jail at 620-223-2380.
What’s Happening by Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce
Kansas Rocks Recreation Park, Open every weekend.
|Trolley tours have started for the season! Every Friday 11am-4pm on the hour, every Saturday 10am-4pm on the hour leaving from the Chamber/Tourism Center, $6 adults, $4 kids 12 and under, last tour leaves at 3 pm.|
|Fort Scott National Historic Site will return to its spring/summer hours of operation of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. These hours will remain in effect until October 31, 2018.|
|3/08 – 05/12||Walk Kansas – A team-based program that will help you and others lead a healthier life. Logging your miles begins March 18 – May 12, 2018|
|The Shiney Studios 6 week class on Meditation and Basics begins Feb. 26th. This class will be a 45-minute class running from 6:00 pm-6:45 pm. every Monday evening!! New students welcome~ Beginners welcome!! If you are a current student, bring a friend, this is a great way to introduce basics into meditation and mindful living!|
|03/01 – 04/07||Exhibit on Water/Ways – at the Fort Scott Regional Tourism Center – 231 E. Wall St. This exhibit will explain why township settled in certain areas of the country and why the Fort is an intrinsic part of this of this story.|
|30 – 31||Livestock Sale, Fort Scott Livestock Market, 2131 Maple Rd., 10:00 am – You don’t have to be a buyer just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!|
Art Project: New Faces New Neighbors 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fort Scott National Historic Site – History & Art come together. Kids have created textile works of art that encompass the change of Fort Scott NHS throughout its history.
FSHS Thespian Rummage Sale – Fort Scott High School 1005 S. Main. 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Used Book Sale – Library Events Room 201 S. National Ave. 9:00 am – 5:45 pm
Youth Baseball/Softball Deadline. Contact BRCC at 620-223-0386 for more details.
FSHS Thespian Rummage Sale – Fort Scott High School 1005 S. Main. 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Eggstravaganza Crafts for Kids pre-k through 5th grade at BRCC. $1 fee
FSCC Hounds Men’s Baseball vs Neosho County – This is to be a doubleheader. Games will be at 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Free screening of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” 1:00 pm – A FREE screening of the classic Show Boat, a part of the Water/Ways Exhibit and will be held at the EMPRESS EVENT CENTER 7 N. Main St, Fort Scott. The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour. Rated: PG. This screening made possible by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council.
Gun Park Trail Work Sessions. 9:00 am – 1010 Park Ave, Fort Scott. Meet at Shelter House No. 7.
Rhythm and Bliss at Shiney Studios – 10:00 am – 123 S. National Ave – A fun and invigorating all levels class
Care to Share Bake Sale at Ruddick’s Furniture Sidewalk Sale -Downtown Fort Scott 10:00 am
Easter Bunny at Price Chopper 11:00 am – 2:00 pm– 2322 S. Main St. Fort Scott – Photo Opportunities for Mom & Dad – Candy for the children.
|31||Sir Winston Churchill 6:00 pm at Liberty Theatre 113 S. Main St. Watch History come to Life on Stage.- Sponsored by Friends of the Fort.|
|April 01||Easter Sunday|
Near Death Experience Sermon Series begins – 9 & 11 a.m. –Community Christian Church 1919 Horton
|01||Resurrection Sunday – 10:50 am Fort Scott Southern Baptist Church|
– Menu: Ham & Beef Carving Station, Made to order Crab Cakes, Shrimp Cocktail, Quiche, Scalloped Potatoes Salad Bar, Desserts and more.
Easter Dinner – Nate’s Place Restaurant & Lounge – 750 S. National. Ave. Reservations encouraged. 620-223-3644 – Menu-Glazed Ham, Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Green beans, Carrots, Deviled Eggs, Desserts and more
|03||Quarterly Downtown Meet & Greet – 8:30 am – 9:30 am at Common Ground Coffee Co, 116 S. Main St. Fort Scott|
Fort Scott Middle School Pizza Hut Nights – Fundraiser – 1st Tues of the month 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
|03 -04||Story Time – Hosted by Fort Scott Public Library at 10:00 am. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and snacks related to our theme in the downstairs event room, along with a play table for before and after the stories. All story times welcome any-age children and teens. Hope you can come. Tell your friends!|
|03||Lady Hounds Softball vs Allen County 2 pm at FSCC Softball Field|
|03||City Commission meeting 6:00 pm, City Hall|
Kiwanis Meeting- FSCC Heritage Room- 12:00 pm
|03||T.O.P.S. Meetings Held at BRCC 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm|
Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Adult Coloring Program Hosted by the Fort Scott Public Library 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The coloring isn’t just for kids! Coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks provided.
TAG- Teen Advisory Group – Community Service -Fort Scott Public Library – 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Chamber Coffee, Chamber Coffee, Presbyterian Village, 8 am
|05||Kiwanis Pioneer Club – FSCC Heritage Room -12:00 pm- 1:00 pm|
Lady Hounds Softball vs Johnson Co. 2:00 pm
|05||Thursday Card Players, Buck Run Community Center, 6:00 – 9:00 pm|
Aggie Day at FSCC April 6
Art is Ageless Exhibit at Presbyterian Village April 6th through the 20th. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily – Public welcome to view and vote. Reception to be held on April 13th
|YPL First Friday Luncheon 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Papa Don’s|
|06||Fort Scott Christian Heights Elementary Family Fun Night 8:00 pm – 7:00 pm Carnival style event with prizes & food|
Livestock Sale, Fort Scott Livestock Market, 2131 Maple Rd., 10:00 am – You don’t have to be a buyer just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
Kansas Conceal Carry Class. $75. Starts at 8 am at The Bunker. Bring any caliber handgun and a box of ammo. Email, text, or call 620-215-1521 to reserve a seat.
|07||Fort Scott Middle School Day of Beauty -1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Free- Must Make an Appointment.|
|07||Fort Scott Middle School Twirp Dance. 7″00 pm – 9:00 pm – Buck Run Community Center. $4 Cost|
FSCC Hounds Men’s Baseball vs KCKCC This is to be a doubleheader. Games will be at 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Please See Flyers Below for Additional Information and Upcoming Events!
Fort Cinema Show Times
Focus on Fescue April 04
Bereavement April 04
2018 Friends Fest Churchill – March 31
103.9 All Hit -Fort Scott Home, Sport,
Farm, Garden Show – April 13 & 14
Tina’s Love 5K & 1Mile Walk April 21
Job Fair – April 24th
Kiwanis 3-Person Golf Scramble
Festival of Arts & Ideas- April 27 -29
Boots and Bling – April 28th
Free Smoke Alarms May 06
Tumbleweed Festival – June 14-16
In Shawnee County, foster parent training option goes from 10 weeks to two weekends
Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel is pleased to announce an effort to make a major change to the training commitment required to become a licensed foster parent in Kansas.
Currently, individuals interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents are required to attend 10 weeks of classes, three hours each. Through a partnership with The Call to Care and the Kansas Children’s Service League, a pilot is now underway in Shawnee County, to provide an optional two full weekends of classes instead.
The Call to Care Initiative was developed after Secretary Meier-Hummel stepped into the leadership role at DCF, and began seeking innovative solutions to safely reduce the number of children sleeping overnight in offices, and being forced to move hundreds of miles from their homes to be placed in available foster homes.
“With more than 7,300 children in foster care, the demand for family foster homes is great, and it’s time to make some changes, so we can accommodate the loving people who want to open their homes to children in need, but simply don’t have the time to spend 10 weeks in a classroom,” Secretary Meier-Hummel said. “Additionally, we need homes now, not 10 weeks down the road.”
Although the length of time it takes to become trained is reduced, through the pilot, the total time commitment remains the same. The training is a 30-hour course that covers a wide range of topics that are essential to prepare families to foster.
To kick off this pilot, an information meeting was held Monday, March 26, at the First Church of the Nazarene, Topeka. There, families learned about the Call to Care Initiative and the support services that will be offered to them as they make their journey to become foster parents. At that meeting, an estimated 40 families initiated the process or expressed interest in providing help to foster families, with supports such as clothes and supplies for children coming into care, for example.
The piloted two-weekend training will get underway in mid-April.
Secretary Meier-Hummel is working with Child Placing Agencies to expand the piloted two-weekend training to other parts of the state.
“It is our intent to allow all Child Placing Agencies the ability to offer training in this fashion,” Secretary Meier-Hummel said. “This is a solution to address an urgent issue. We need to eliminate the barriers standing in the way for families to begin fostering.”
The new training option will not eliminate other crucial steps in the foster care licensing process, such as backgrounds checks and home inspections.
For more information about becoming a foster parent, visit www.FosterKSKids.org
Agenda for the April 3 meeting and minutes of the prior meeting of the Fort Scott City Commission.
The commission meets at 6 p.m. at city hall, 123 S. Main every other Tuesday.
I. ROLL CALL:
ADAMSON BARTELSMEYER NICHOLS PARKER MITCHELL
II. FLAG SALUTE:
III. INVOCATION: Pastor Allen Pruitt, Associate Pastor, Grace Baptist Tabernacle
Fair Housing Month Proclamation
National Safe Digging Month
National Service Recognition Day Proclamation – April 3, 2018
V. CONSENT AGENDA:
Approval of minutes of the regular meeting of March 20th, 2017.
Approval of Appropriation Ordinance 1212-A totaling $403,509.27.
Resolution & Notice of Hearing with Reference to Alleged Unsafe and Dangerous Structure located at 1306 E. Wall Street – Public Hearing Date – 5/15/2018 – 6:15 p.m.
VI. APPEARANCE/COMMENTS/PUBLIC HEARING:
APPEARANCE: Christa Horn – C.A.S.A. Funding Request
Rhonda Dunn – Requests for closure of streets for Good Ol’ Days event:
Old Fort Blvd. from Wall Street to National Avenue
Main Street from Skubitz Plaza to Third Street
Scott Street from Wall Street to Second Street
Wall Street from National to Scott
First Street from National to Scott Street
Second Street from National to Scott Street
Use of Memorial Hall for Baby Contest and Talent Extravaganza
Heritage Park at corner of First and Main
Parking lot behind Heritage Park
Parking lot at corner of Third and Main
Parking lot at Second and Scott
Parking lot at Wall and Scott
Parking lot at Wall and alley between Main and Scott
Parking lot between Memorial Hall and the Library
Parking lot between National and Block House (Carnival will begin setting up here on Tuesday, May 29th)
Parking lot between Old Fort Blvd. and H & H Realty Agency (Carnival will begin setting up here on Tuesday, May 29th)
Old Fort Blvd – South side from National to alley (Carnival will begin setting up here on Tuesday, May 29th)
Skubitz Plaza – (No special set up for event this year, but need Old Fort Blvd closed when tents go up Wednesday on east bound from Main. All closed Thursday and Friday.
B. CITIZEN COMMENTS (Concerning Items Not on Agenda – 3 minute limit per citizen)
C. PUBLIC HEARINGS/COMMENTS:
6:00 p.m. Public Hearing – Gilmore & Bell – Resolution approving the issuance by the City of Wichita, Kansas of its Health Care facilities Revenue Bonds for the purpose of financing and refinancing the acquisition, construction, improvement and equipping of an existing senior living facilities located in the City of Fort Scott, Kansas – Approval of Resolution No. 20-2018
6:15 p.m. Vacation of Alley – 16’ platted alley lying between Lots 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11, and Lots 2,4, 5, 6,10 & 12, Block 5, J. W. McMillan’s First Addition to the City of Fort Scott – 1st & McCleverty – Brenda & Kathy Ogle – Myrtle Hull – Approval of Ordinance No. 3532
VII. CONSIDERATION: None
Kenny Howard – Airport Update
Larry Gazaway – Tourism Website Update
I MOVE THAT THE CITY COMMISSION RECESS INTO EXECUTIVE
SESSION FOR ________________________________ IN ORDER TO
(see below justification)
DISCUSS ______________________________________. THE
EXECUTIVE SESSION WILL BE ___________ MINUTES AND THE OPEN
MEETING TO RESUME AT ________________.
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 agency
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
X. MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT: ROLL CALL
CITY OF FORT SCOTT
CITY COMMISSION MEETING
The regular meeting of the Fort Scott City Commission was held March 20th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Commission Room, 123 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kansas.
Commissioners Adamson, Bartelsmeyer, Nichols and Parker were present with Mayor Mitchell presiding.
INVOCATION: Dave Martin, City Manager, said a prayer asking God for guidance for the city and all government and city officials.
AUDIENCE IN ATTENDANCE: Rachel Pruitt, Bobby Duncan, Denise Duncan, Frank Adamson, Mike Trim, Marlene Braker, Jackie Webster, Carol MacArthur, Craig Campbell, Bobbi Kemna, Dave Bruner, Jackie Sellers, Diana Morris, Patrick Wood, Max Fanning, Marci Myers, Kevin Allen, Julie Saker, Rick Zingre’, Jason Gorman, Marianne Crane, John Cowlishaw, Steve Buerge, Lindsay Madison, Robert Taylor, Barbara Woodward, Alisha Watkins, Leann Zingre’, Diana Endicott, John Embry, Paul Ballou, Rhonda Dunn, Deb Needleman, Darrell Parker, Janet Braun, Jerald Mitchell, and Jason Silvers, representing the Fort Scott Tribune.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND APPROPRIATIONS/CONSENT AGENDA:
Approval of minutes of the regular meeting of March 6th, 2018.
Approval of Appropriation Ordinance 1211-A totaling $284,110.34.
Resolution No. 12-2018 and Notice of Hearing With Reference to Alleged Unsafe and Dangerous Structure located at 1602 E. Oak – Public Hearing Date – 5/1/2018 at 6:15 p.m.
Resolution No. 13-2018 and Notice of Hearing With Reference to Alleged Unsafe and Dangerous Structure located at 504 S. Judson – Public Hearing Date – 5/1/2018 at 6:15 p.m.
Certificate of Appropriateness – Alterations to 22 & 22 ½ N. Main Street
Parker moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Nichols seconded. Adamson, Nichols, Parker and Mitchell voted aye. Bartelsmeyer abstained. Motion carried 4-1.
APPROVED CONSENT AGENDA.
Mike Trim – School Resource Officer – Mike Trim informed the City Commissioners that active shooter training was held earlier in the day at the Fort Scott Middle School. This was a five hour training that included the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office, the Fort Scott Police Department, EMS, and 911 Dispatchers. He stated that he feels the Police Department is better prepared than ever. He stated that he is the only S.R.O. for five schools. He believes the teachers are well trained also and have had active shooter training.
Deb Needleman & Jackie Sellers – Senior Citizens/Taxi Update – Deb reminded the Commission that in 2016 the transportation changed for the SEKCAP office. They started requiring a 24 hour advance notice for a ride and would not change this requirement. Pitt Taxi came to Fort Scott and started providing rides when needed.
Jackie Sellers stated that she works for both SEKCAP and Pitt Taxi. She said that the first month Pitt Taxi came to Fort Scott there were around 200 rides. Last month they were up to about 1,000 rides a month. Their first ride is at 5:45 a.m. to take people to work and they offer rides through 6 p.m. at night. They look to expand the evening hours to 7 p.m. at night. Bourbon County Senior Citizens has helped subsidize some of the costs for low income families and senior citizens. Pitt Taxi has filled a great need since they came to town.
B. CITIZEN COMMENTS (Concerning Items Not on Agenda – 3 minute
limit per citizen) –
City Attorney, Bob Farmer, asked to address the Commission before Mr. Duncan did. City staff has been working hard to get this issue resolved. The Duncan’s have been invited to these discussions and have now threatened a claim against the City. They have threatened to sue the City. As the attorney for the City, he advised the Commission to listen to Mr. Duncan in the allotted three minute time frame but to have no response as there is an open claim at this time. City Staff has spent many hours trying to get a meeting together but the Duncan’s have not been willing to meet. City Attorney remarked that the City did not do anything to close this building. This is a public safety issue.
Bobby Duncan – Remarked that what the City Attorney said was not true. They have discussed this issue with Dave Martin, Rhonda Dunn, and Commissioner Randy Nichols. He stated that the building at 102 S. National is safe and the structure is fireproof. He said that Fort Scott has potential to grow but it seems a downward spiral has begun and continues today. The City Commission was elected to lead and they have failed to do so. The City Commission is rubber stamping everything that the City Staff does. He said that the code footprint was not mandated by the State and was sent in error by the City. He said that the City is not progressing and will not progress by the actions they have taken. He invited the Commission and the public to a meeting next Tuesday evening and he will show everyone what is wrong with the code footprint document.
Steve Buerge – Mr. Buerge said that this is a touchy issue and he has found in working with Bedco that you can usually sit down and resolve an issue. He said that he has tried to resolve this personally and as a Bedco representative, has been unable to do so as the Duncan’s will not meet with him.
John Cowlishaw – Mr. Cowlishaw addressed the Commission and asked them to reconsider the structure at 1234 E. Elm that they deemed dangerous and unsafe at the March 6th, 2018 meeting. He missed the hearing date. His son, whose name the house is in, was unable to attend tonight’s meeting due to the death of a grandparent. He said that the electricity has been upgraded but that the inside of the house still does need some work, but he believes it is not bad enough to be demolished.
Rhonda Dunn told him that this structure has been condemned twice in previous years and that his son has owned it since 2015 and made no repairs on it.
No action was taken by the Commission.
Parker moved to open the Public Hearing at 6:19 p.m. seconded. Motion carried.
OPENED PUBLIC HEARING AT 6:19 P.M.
6:15 p.m. Resolution 14-2018 – Resolution Directing the Repair or Removal of an Alleged Unsafe and Dangerous Structure and Accessory Structure located at 1523 E. Wall Street – Rhonda Dunn, Codes Director, informed the Commission that this structure started the condemnation process in 2009. She believes the owner is in prison. She mailed a list of improvements to a family member. She is recommending 30 days for this structure to either be repaired or removed.
A lady in the audience acknowledged receiving the letter.
Bartelsmeyer moved to give the property owner 30 days to either repair or remove this structure. Parker seconded. All voted aye.
APPROVED RESOLUTION NO. 14-2018 DIRECTING THE REPAIR OR REMOVAL OF AN UNSAFE AND DANGEROUS STRUCTURE AND ACCESSORY STRUCTURE LOCATED AT 1523 E. WALL STREET. STRUCTURE MUST BE BROUGHT UP TO 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE BY APRIL 27th, 2018 OR DEMOLITION PROCEEDINGS WILL BEGIN.
6:15 p.m. Resolution 15-2018 – Resolution Directing the Repair or Removal of an Alleged Unsafe and Dangerous Structure and Accessory Structure located at 1601 E. Wall Street – Rhonda Dunn, Codes Director, informed the Commission that this is the former Sugarfoot & Peaches establishment that a fire occurred in. She has been unable to make contact with the owner. She believes the structure is damaged beyond repair and asked for 30 days for the owner to either repair or remove the structure.
John Embry was present and said he has talked to Kevin Allen (Skitch) about this property. He believes that the roof and rafters need replaced and the back of the structure but otherwise it is still in good condition and rebuildable. He asked for more time to be able to work on this structure as he would like to see this building saved as it is over 100 years old.
Nichols moved to table this resolution for 30 days to allow the property owner more time to either repair or remove this structure. Adamson seconded. All voted aye.
APPROVED TO TABLE THE STRUCTURE AT 1601 E. WALL FOR 30 DAYS TO ALLOW THE OWNER MORE TIME TO EITHER REPAIR OR REMOVE THIS STRUCTURE.
6:15 p.m. Resolution 16-2018 – Resolution Directing the Repair or Removal of an Alleged Unsafe and Dangerous Structure and Accessory Structure located at 13 N. Holbrook Street – Rhonda Dunn, Codes Director, informed the Commission that the property owner has knocked this structure down but has not cleaned up the debris. She spoke with him today on the phone and he is planning to remove the debris.
Parker moved to give the property owner 30 days to either repair or remove this structure. Bartelsmeyer seconded. All voted aye.
APPROVED RESOLUTION NO. 16-2018 DIRECTING THE REPAIR OR REMOVAL OF AN UNSAFE AND DANGEROUS STRUCTURE AND ACCESSORY STRUCTURE LOCATED AT 13 N. HOLBROOK STREET. STRUCTURE MUST BE BROUGHT UP TO 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE BY APRIL 27th, 2018 OR DEMOLITION PROCEEDINGS WILL BEGIN.
6:15 p.m. Resolution 17-2018 – Resolution Directing the Repair or Removal of an Alleged Unsafe and Dangerous Structure located at 523 S. Main Street – Rhonda Dunn, Codes Director, informed the Commission that she met with Mark McKenney as this structure belongs to the McKenney Family Trust. He will be boarding up the windows and repairing the front of the structure. She asked them to table this for 30 days and see where the structure is at that time.
Bartelsmeyer moved to table this resolution for 30 days to allow the property owner more time to either repair or remove this structure. Adamson seconded. All voted aye.
APPROVED TO TABLE THE STRUCTURE AT 523 E. WALL FOR 30 DAYS TO ALLOW THE OWNER MORE TIME TO EITHER REPAIR OR REMOVE THIS STRUCTURE.
6:15 p.m. Resolution 17-2018 – Resolution Directing the Repair or Removal of an Alleged Unsafe and Dangerous Structure located at 108 W. Oak Street – Rhonda Dunn, Codes Director, informed the Commission that issues with this structure goes back to 2010. There have been no building permits issued for this structure. There has been no water or electricity to the structure for some time. The owner started to put a metal roof on but it is not finished. There are broken windows in the structure and the porch roof is in bad condition.
Mitchell moved to give the property owner 15 days to either repair or remove this structure. Bartelsmeyer seconded. All voted aye.
APPROVED RESOLUTION NO. 17-2018 DIRECTING THE REPAIR OR REMOVAL OF AN UNSAFE AND DANGEROUS STRUCTURE LOCATED AT 108 W. OAK STREET. STRUCTURE MUST BE BROUGHT UP TO 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE BY APRIL 4th, 2018 OR DEMOLITION PROCEEDINGS WILL BEGIN.
6:15 p.m. Resolution 18-2018 – Resolution Directing the Repair or Removal of an Alleged Unsafe and Dangerous Structure located at 309 S. Lowman Street – Rhonda Dunn, Codes Director, informed the Commission that there was a fire in this structure in 2015. There has been no attempt to repair this structure. She was notified by the property owner that Kevin Allen will be tearing the structure down. She asked the Commission to move forward with the 30 days to either have it repaired or removed.
Bartelsmeyer moved to give the property owner 30 days to either repair or remove this structure. Parker seconded. All voted aye.
APPROVED RESOLUTION NO. 18-2018 DIRECTING THE REPAIR OR REMOVAL OF AN UNSAFE AND DANGEROUS STRUCTURE LOCATED AT 309 S. LOWMAN STREET. STRUCTURE MUST BE BROUGHT UP TO 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE BY APRIL 27th, 2018 OR DEMOLITION PROCEEDINGS WILL BEGIN.
Bartelsmeyer moved to close the Public Hearing at 6:31 p.m. Parker seconded. All voted aye.
CLOSED PUBLIC HEARING AT 6:31 P.M.
Presentation of 2018 Comprehensive Plan – Diana Endicott, Chairperson, Fort Scott Planning Commission, informed the City Commission that the Planning Commission has been working on the update to the Comprehensive Plan for quite some time now. When the plan was first updated years ago, it was quite expensive. The Planning Commission agreed to update this plan “in-house”. Each member took a chapter and updated it and then brought that chapter before the Planning Commission who either approved it or made suggestions to each chapter.
City Manager suggested having a work session before their first meeting in May to review the Comprehensive Plan.
The Commission suggested inviting the Planning Commission members to that meeting also.
Supplemental Agreement for Construction Engineering on the South Main (Highway 69) Widening Project and 18th/23rd Street Intersection Project – Jon Garrison, Director of Finance, informed the Commission that he is requesting approval of the two Supplemental Agreements between the City, K.D.O.T., and Felsburg, Holt & Ullevig. The City and KDOT contracted with F.H.U. to provide construction inspection services on the projects. The original inspection contract for the widening contract (6 U-0040-01) was $396,150.00. This supplement contract totals $90,548.72 which makes the adjusted contract amount $486,698.72. The original inspection contract for the intersection project (6 KA-2822-01) was $148,500.00. This supplemental contract totals $24,632.29 which makes the adjusted contract amount $173,132.29.
Mitchell moved to approve the two supplemental agreements. Nichols seconded. All voted aye.
APPROVED SUPPLEMENTAL CONTRACTS WITH FELSBURG, HOLT, & ULLEVIG, AND K.D.O.T. for the following: supplement contract for the widening contract (6 u-0040-01 totals $90,548.72 which makes the adjusted contract amount $486,698.72. The original inspection contract for the intersection project (6 KA-2822-01) was $148,500.00. This supplemental contract totals $24,632.29 which makes the adjusted contract amount $173,132.29.
Director Updates: None
B. City Commission:
Adamson – Nothing to report.
Bartelsmeyer – Nothing to report.
Nichols – Thanked the Planning Commission members who worked on the Comprehensive Plan. He appreciates all their hard work.
Parker – Thanked Rhonda Dunn for all her hard work with the Codes Department and the dangerous and unsafe structures.
Mitchell – Nothing to report.
C. City Attorney: Remarked that there was a comment made that the City was not progressing and he takes that personally. He said that he is not a City Manager or administrator, but has worked for several City Managers. He said that Dave Martin has an extremely competent staff and he has never seen anything come up that the City staff is not willing to go the extra mile to resolve.
Director of Finance: Nothing to report.
Active Shooter Training – City Manager said that he went to the training today put on by the School Resource Officer and was very impressed. He thanked Mike Trim for doing a great job.
K.W. Cattle Sale – City Manager said that he was asked to come out to the K.W. Cattle annual sale. He said it was amazing how many trucks were there to purchase cattle. It is quite the operation and he invited the Commissioners to go there to view the facility.
Parker moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:02 p.m. Bartelsmeyer seconded. All voted aye.
ADJOURNED MEETING AT 7:02 P.M.
The next regularly scheduled meeting is to be held on April 3rd, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
DIANE K. CLAY
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Tri-Valley Developmental Services, a local provider of social services to people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, has begun a new marketing plan.
“We don’t tell enough of all the good things we do,” Executive Director Tim Cunningham told the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce weekly coffee attendees Thursday morning.
“A lot of people don’t know we are a one-stop shop for services they could need,” he continued. ” A lot of people don’t know we strive to make people as independent as possible. A lot of people move people, we keep them in their hometown.”
Cunningham said TVDS started in 1974 and has been in Fort Scott since 1977.
They currently serve 53 individuals at the facility at 4305 Campbell Drive in Fort Scott’s Industrial Park.
Cunningham introduced Barb McCord who is the horticulture therapist at the facility, which houses a greenhouse.
McCord told the attendees there will be no auction fundraiser this year because it happens every other year and this is an off year, but she will be having a one day sale of plants in May.
Additionally, plants raised in the greenhouse were offered as a gift, one per person, when the attendees departed the coffee social.
Cunningham said the annual Cruise Nite in Chanute has a goal to raise $25,000 this year, to provide homes for people with disabilities.
The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are Greg Motley, chairman; Needleman, past chairman; Gina Shelton, finance chair; Geoff Southwell, chairman-elect business, and resource division Chair; Alysia Johnston, workforce development division chair; David Lipe, grassroots division chair.
Schedule of Special Events in Fort Scott,
March 30 – April 1, 2018
Provided by the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Center231 E. Wall
FRI, SAT – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm – Art Project: New Faces New Neighbors Fort Scott National Historic Site – History & Art come together. Kids have created textile works of art that
encompass the change of Fort Scott NHS throughout its history.
FRI & SAT – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Livestock Sales – Fort Scott Livestock Market – 2131 Maple Rd.
You don’t have to be a buyer to watch the sale and visit the café.
FRI & SAT – 10am-last tour leaves at 3 pm – 50 Minute narrated Trolley tours of Fort Scott, at the Chamber
FRIDAY, March 30th Good Friday
8:00 am – Water/Ways Exhibit on display- Fort Scott Regional Tourism Center – 231 E. Wall St
8:00 am – 5:00 pm – FSHS Thespian Rummage Sale – Fort Scott High School 1005 S. Main.
9:00 am – 5:45 pm – Used Book Sale – Library Events Room 201 S. National Ave.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm -FSCC “Escape the Fort” Escape Room – Contact Matt Glades at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 620.223.2700 ext. 3520 to set up a time. “May the odds be ever in your favor”-Hunger Games.
SATURDAY, March 31st
8:00 – 12:00 pm – FSHS Thespian Rummage Sale – Fort Scott High School 1005 S. Main.
9:00 am – Gun Park Trail Work Sessions. 1010 Park Ave, Fort Scott. Meet at Shelter House No. 7.
9:00 am – Basic Riders Skills Course – Motorcycle Ministry at Twister Trailer, 400 N. National Ave.
This is a Non-Certification course. Everyone is welcome.
9:00 am – 10:30 am – Eggstravaganza Crafts at BRCC- Preschool to 5th grade. Crafts, face painting, snacks, and drinks. Please pre-register $1 registration fee.
10:00 am – Rhythm and Bliss at Shiney Studios – 123 S. National Ave – A fun and invigorating all levels class
10:00 am – Care to Share Bake Sale at Ruddick’s Furniture Sidewalk Sale -Downtown Fort Scott
11:00 am – 2:0 pm – Easter Bunny at Price Chopper 2322 S. Main St. Fort Scott –
Photo Opportunities for Mom & Dad – Candy for the children.
1:00 pm – Free screening of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”, -The Empress Event Center, 7 N Main St.
1:00 pm – FSCC Hounds Baseball vs Neosho County – Doubleheader Games at 1 pm & 4 pm
6:00 pm – Sir Winston Churchill at Liberty Theatre 113 S. Main St. Watch History come to Life on Stage. Sponsored by Friends of the Fort.
EASTER SUNDAY, April 1st Happy Easter!!!
9:00 am – Near Death Experience Sermon Series begins – Community Christian Church 1919 Horton
10:50 am – Resurrection Sunday – Fort Scott Southern Baptist Church
10:00 am – Easter Brunch Buffet – Crooner’s 117 S. Main St. Reservations Required (620-224-9787)
Menu: Ham & Beef Carving Station, Made to order Crab Cakes, Shrimp Cocktail, Quiche, Scalloped Potatoes Salad Bar, Desserts and more.
11:00am Easter Dinner – Nate’s Place Restaurant & Lounge – 750 S. National. Ave.
Reservations encouraged. 620-223-3644
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