Category Archives: Fort Scott

Ten Commandments Monument Built for St. Mary’s

Fr. Robert Wachter is seen here blessing the new Ten Commandments monument that was built and put in place between Saint Mary’s Catholic School and Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church. The event took place Sunday, Sept. 9.

The local council of Saint Bernard’s Council #796 paid for the heavy duty powder coated metal frame.

The face of the commandments is made out of 3/16” thick stainless steel and was donated by a brother knight and his wife. The letters were laser cut through the metal. Solar powered lights are set inside of the frame to light up the letters at night.

Brother Knights and family members donated the labor as well as the concrete.

Helping with the ceremony was 4th Degree Knights (L to R) Scott Flater, Joe Barr, and Mark McCoy.

Council #796 felt that at this time in our history where family morals seem to be fading away, there needed to be a reminder posted.

The school children walk by this monument each day they go to daily Mass and it can be seen by all passing by on foot or in a vehicle.

The bronze plaque below the Commandments says “May all that look upon these words, pause and remember the Lord our God and do our very best to follow his Commandments.”

Overlook of the Marmaton River in Place at Riverfront Park

Editors note: The original feature did not have photos added, due to technical difficulties.

The boardwalk invites trail users to come to the seating area of the overlook in Riverfront Park.

Two years of planning have come to fruition in the form of a boardwalk structure with seating in Riverside Park, the latest park improvement.

“It’s an overlook for educational purposes,” Jerry Witt, Chairman of the Fort Scott Riverfront Authority, which oversees the development of the park.

The structure has been built near the meeting place of the Marmaton River and Mill Creek, in the northeast section of the park.

The Hexagon shaped overlook has seating on both sides. The vegetation in front will be cleared for better viewing of the Marmaton River and Mill Creek.

In the future the structure will be used to “Teach kids about nature and our heritage,” Witt said. “About Belltown that was there. It was a residential area in years past. Named after Dr. Bell, a prominent doctor.”

Several people and entities have helped put this project in the park.

The structure was designed by Brian Leaders, an architect at the National Park Service.

Lumber was provided by the Westar Green Team.

“The Green Team provided old telephone poles that were milled at the Jeffery Power Plant, St. Mary’s, and from Garnett,” Witt said.

Witt and Allen Warren, another member of the Riverfront Authority board,  drove to St. Mary’s to bring back one-half the lumber, then Warren and his wife, Jackie, went to Garnett to pick up the rest of the lumber.

The City of Fort Scott unloaded the lumber off the trailer and also will provide a concrete walk from the trail to the structure.

The City of Fort Scott will build a concrete walkway to the edge of the overlook boardwalk, pictured, to the walking trail in Riverfront Park. In the back right, Allen Warren and Jerry Witt visit with a trail walker Tuesday morning.

“Chad Brown (Fort Scott Public Works Director) thought they would pour the concrete this week,” Witt said.

West and Karleskint Construction, Fort Scott,  built the structure.

Jerry Witt and Allen Warren sort the leftover wood from the overlook boardwalk at Riverfront Park Tuesday morning. The wood will be used for other projects.

Next for the park:

  • A grant has been submitted to Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism for a playground for children, with notification this fall of whether it was awarded the $62,000 asked for.
  • A grant to Kansas Department of Transportation to move the historic 1902 ornate Long Shoals Bridge, currently located in northeast Bourbon County, to the park. The grant has been submitted with a request of $1, 364,000. Announcement of awards will be this fall.
  • The Mercy Hospice Memorial  is nearing completion on the south side of the park. Benches will be built and future memorial services will be held there.

Already completed in Riverside Park is a walking trail, pavilion, and River Loop Road.

 

 

Photos From the FSHS Volleyball Games Sept. 4 by Brian Wade

The Fort Scott Tigers Volleyball Team played Anderson County and Nevada, Mo. on September 4.

Scores for Anderson County (25-13, 25-10) W
Scores for Nevada (21-25, 19-25) L
They are scheduled this week to play Independence and Coffeyville on Tuesday at Independence.
“We do not have games Thursday but we do have a tournament in Erie this Saturday,” Jenna Campbell, FSHS Volleyball Coach, said.
Click below to see all the photos submitted by Brian Wade:

What’s Happening in Fort Scott?

Submitted by the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce

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Livestock Sale – Fort Scott Livestock Market, 2131 Maple Rd., 10am-5pm
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50-min. narrated Trolley Tours of Historic Fort Scott on the hour from 11am-4pm leaving from the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 231 E. Wall St., $6 adults, $4 children 12 and under, last tour leaves at 3pm.
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Employees of Walmart are hosting a Pulled Pork Sandwich Dinner at Buck Run Community Center to benefit Children’s Miracle Network, goes until 8pm!
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Friday Night Concert in the Park featuring the Takin’ Notes Band – Heritage Pavilion, 1st & Main St., downtown, 7-8pm, rain location is Common Ground Coffee Co.
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KS Rocks Recreation Park Adopt-A-Trail work day. AAT groups take a day to show pride in their park and help with some trail maintenance.
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Farmers’ Market – Skubitz Plaza, downtown, 8am-12pm

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Equipment Consignment Auction at 10am. There will be a preview day September 7th from 10am-5pm. Independence Auction Co. is accepting consignments as in tractors, combines, hay equipment, planters, seeders, trailers, backhoes, and loaders. For more information, you may visit iauctionco.com or call 417-313-0221

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Downtown Ladies’ Night, Papa Don’s Pizza is pairing up with The Boiler Room to experience a local evening out with your bestie! Meet at Papa Don’s in the Celebration Room no later than 5 pm and then YOU get to create your own pizza. As the pies are cooking walk over to BRB and enjoy one glass of wine, beer, or a soda pop. Dinner will be served at 6 pm and cost is $10.00.  Call Papa Don’s at 620-223-4171 with questions or more info.

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USD 234 Board of Education Meeting – Board of Education, 424 S. Main St, 5:30-6:30pm

11 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
11 Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 Horton St., 12-1pm
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T.O.P Meeting – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 4-5pm

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Farmers’ Market – Skubitz Plaza in downtown Fort Scott, 4-6pm
11 Historic Preservation Association of Bourbon County Meeting – Old Congregational Church, 7-8pm
11 Breakfast Bingo at Buck Run Community Center – 735 Scott Ave., 9-10am
12 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
12 Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church, 308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
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Understanding and Responding to Challenging Behaviors – Remote Learning Series on the education of Alzheimer’s, Mercy Hospital, 402 Woodland Hills Blvd., 12:30-1:30
12 Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm
12 TAG – Teen Advisory Group – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 4-5pm
13 Chamber Coffee – City of Fort Scott Municipal Airport, 932 187th Terrace, 8am

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Kiwanis Pioneer Club – FSCC Heritage Room, 12-1pm
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Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 6-9pm
Fort Scott National
Historic
Site
PROUDLY SHOW YOUR PATRIOTISM: FLY THE FLAG EFFORTLESSLY! The Friends of Fort Scott National Historic Site Inc. announce a new project to benefit programming at Fort Scott National Historic Site that also honors our country and beautifies our city. The Friend’s U.S. Flag Project provides homeowners and businesses, within the city limits of Fort Scott, the opportunity to fly the Stars and Stripes on five different flag holidays without the hassle of purchasing, erecting, and storing a flag and pole. You don’t even have to remember the holiday!
For $35 annually, the Friends will install a 3’x5′ flag on a 10 foot staff at your home or business on each of the following Flag Holidays in 2019:
Memorial Day, May 27th
Flag Day, June 14th
Fourth of July, July 4th
Labor Day, September 2nd
Veteran’s Day, November 11th
Sign up by October 1, 2019 and you will also get Veteran’s Day 2018 included in the offer–SIX DAYS for the price of FIVE!!! Agreements can be obtained at the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce or can be downloaded from the Friends website. Contact Kelley Collins at 417-684-2484 or Martha Scott at 620-224-9924 for further information. All proceeds support programs at Fort Scott National Historic Site. These include: Symbols of Sacrifice, a Citizenship Ceremony, Candlelight Tour, Youth Engagement, and many others.
Show your patriotism and help our local National Park by lining the streets of Fort Scott with our nation’s symbol! The U.S. Flag Project is a yearly project sponsored by the Friends of Fort Scott National Historic Site. Once signed up, you will receive the option to renew annually.
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Livestock Sale – Fort Scott Livestock Market, 2131 Maple Rd., 10am-5pm
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50-min. narrated Trolley Tours of Historic Fort Scott on the hour from 11am-4pm leaving from the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 231 E. Wall St., $6 adults, $4 children 12 and under, last tour leaves at 3pm.

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Art Walk hosted by the Bourbon Co. Arts Council – Liberty Theatre Patio, 113 S. Main St., 5-8pm
If you are interested in being a vendor contact Debbie Anderson at drpeppersilly@yahoo.com or call 620-224-8650
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Friday Night Concert in the Park – Heritage Park Pavilion, 1st & Main St., downtown Fort Scott, 7-8pm
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy this free live event!

15 Farmers’ Market – Skubitz Plaza, downtown, 8am-12pm
15 Special Olympics Fundraiser Scramble – Woodlands Hills Golf Course, 8am registration, 9am shotgun start
15 Art in the Yard hosted by Bobbi Kemna – 1366 215th St. just north of Fort Scott, 10am

Will feature all forms of Art (no crafts) – Paintings, Pottery, Jewelry, Art, Fabric Art; Live music by Matt Harper of Nevada, MO; BBQ from KC; FSHS Thespians selling beverages; dessert table; and kettle corn

16 Fairy Garden Workshop at Redbud Farms and Nurseries – Use your imagination to create a whimsical, miniature garden for your fairy friends! Container, soil, plants, top dressing, and materials to construct fairly furniture will be provided, along with face-painting and a snack! Boys and girls, along with adults are sure to enjoy this magical afternoon! Pre-registration is required at 620-215-1811 or tara.redbudfarms@gmail.com. This is a $25 fee.
17 Chamber Board Meeting – Papa Don’s, 12-1pm
17 FSCC Board of Trustees Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 5:30-6:30pm
17 Book Club – The book: A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa and Risa Kobayashi, 7-8pm
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Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
18 Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 Horton St., 12-1pm
18 Community Bingo at Country Place Senior Living located at 820 S. Horton St., 2-4pm
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T.O.P Meeting – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 4-5pm

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Farmers’ Market – Skubitz Plaza in downtown Fort Scott, 4-6pm
18 City Commission Meeting – City Hall, 6-7pm
19 Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church, 308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
19 Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm
19 TAG – Teen Advisory Group – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 4-5pm
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Chamber Coffee – American Legion, downstairs of Memorial Hall, enter from National Ave, 8am
20 Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 Horton St., 12-1pm
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Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 6-9pm

Save the Date:
September 21 – Welcome Seniority Club of Seymour Bank to Fort Scott for a Daytrip
September 22 – Paizlee Crumby Motorcycle Ride Benefit & More
September 24 – Get your flu shot at Buck Run Community Center
September 29th – Dough Hazelbaker Memorial Breakaway
Click here for full events listing on our website.

Hedgehog, INK! Coming To Downtown

Dick and Jan Hedges stand in front of their bookstore that will open soon. Submitted photo.

Jan and Dick Hedges are not ones to sit back in retirement.

A new project they are taking on: Hedgehog, INK!, a bookstore coming to 16 S. Main in historic downtown Fort Scott.

“When I was a little girl, I wanted to open a bookstore,” Jan Hedges said. “Dick and I are loyal to the community. We looked downtown and kept hoping someone would open some retail store. We decided ‘why couldn’t we’?”

“It’s our community service project,” she said with a laugh.

The name of the store, Hedgehog, INK! came from a nickname of her husband, Dick Hedges.

“Dick has often been called Hedgehog. They are cute and whimsical and that is what the store will be,” she said.

“The INK is because it’s also for writers, we want to encourage people to write,” Jan said.

There will be a table in the bookstore where people can meet for reading or writing groups.

A small area in the store will have a typewriter for poetic inspiration, she said.

There will be a designated children’s corner, as well.

Accepting books now

Hedges is accepting “gently used” books currently.

“We will come and pick up books…I can come to look at them to see if they are books suitable to the store,” she said. Contact her at 620-728-9001.

Some people are donating books, “Which is awesome,” she said.

When the store opens, store credit will be given for books.

They will be setting up the store starting in mid-September, following the completion of the renovation of the building they are renting from Jared Leek.

People can wait to bring books in and get store credit when they are setting up.

“The opening will hopefully be mid-October,” she said.

14 and 16 S. Main, July 2018.

 

 

Prior Minutes of the Fort Scott City Commission, August 21

CITY OF FORT SCOTT

CITY COMMISSION MEETING

Minutes of August 21, 2018, Regular Meeting #16

The regular meeting of the Fort Scott City Commission was held August 21st, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Commission Room, 123 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kansas.

ROLL CALL:

Commissioners Bartelsmeyer, Nichols, and Parker were present with Mayor Mitchell presiding. Commissioner Adamson was absent.

INVOCATION: Pastor Paul Rooks, Grace Baptist Tabernacle, said a prayer asking God for guidance for the City and all government and City officials.

AUDIENCE IN ATTENDANCE: Janet Braun, Travis Shelton, Rhonda Dunn, Paul Ballou, Jean Tucker, Janet Davis, Paul Rooks, Patience Richwine, Miriam Mix, Dave Bruner, Michael Mix, Emma Mix, Jordyn McGhee, Angela Mix, Jerry Witt, Larry Gazaway, and Clayton Miller, and representing the press, Jason Silvers, Fort Scott Tribune.

PROCLAMATIONS/RECOGNITIONS:

APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND APPROPRIATIONS/CONSENT AGENDA:

  1. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting of August 7th, 2018.

  1. Approval of Appropriation Ordinance 1221-A totaling $273,230.48.

Commissioner Bartelsmeyer asked about the minutes in reference to the Conditional Use Permit and if they should read the Witt family instead of Jerry and Judy Witt.

Commissioner Parker said that was her intent.

City Attorney informed them that the Conditional Use Permit is just a draft for them to review. He mentioned discussing Item #4 at this time.

Approval of Conditional Use Permit – 9 N. Main – Witt Family Rentals, LLC – Rhonda Dunn, Community Development Director, informed the Commission that the Conditional Use Permit is a draft based on the minutes from the previous meeting. She researched the International Zoning Code and explained to the Commissioners how the permit works. The Conditional Use Permit is not activated until the building permit is issued. If the conditions are not complied with, the permit can be revoked. Rhonda went over the general terms of the permit which are as follows:

  1. This permit is issued to Jerry & Judy Witt, as the Managers of the Witt Family Rentals, LLC with the specific stipulation that the exterior plans approved by the City Commission at its meeting on August 7, 2018, be complied with. These plans have been approved by the City Commission and the Design Review Board.

  2. The Conditional Use Permit will allow Jerry and Judy Witt to live in the above-referenced building as their residence. The property is to be used exclusively for the residence of Jerry and Judy Witt and cannot be used for any other uses nor can it be rented to anyone.

  3. This permit will extend to and during the lifetime of the survivor of Jerry Witt or Judy Witt and cannot be transferred to anyone else. Upon the death of the last survivor of Jerry Witt and Judy Witt, the permit will be revoked. Any additional permits for that location must be applied for through the City of Fort Scott, Kansas.

City Manager stated that Jerry Witt wants his family included in this permit and the ability for his heirs to live there.

City Attorney remarked that the permit needs to be limited as far as children and grandchildren.

Commissioner Nichols shared his views regarding if the City wanted a filled commercial building versus a residential building. If the downtown starts to boom that building could be used for commercial retail purposes. We need to allow the commercial district to develop to its fullest.

Commissioner Bartelsmeyer suggested hearing from Jerry Witt on his thoughts on the draft of the Conditional Use Permit.

Jerry Witt said that he doubted if his children would want to come back before the Design Review Board and City Commission to get the permit in their names after he or his wife’s death.

City Manager stated that we just can’t predict what the market will do in the coming years in the downtown area.

Jerry Witt stated that he would like to see the Conditional Use Permit with his sons listed on it as well so they would not have to come and ask for a Conditional Use Permit upon their deaths.

City Attorney said that the Conditional Use Permit can be drafted to include Jerry, Judy, and their five sons if the Commission desires.

Bartelsmeyer made a motion to revise the Conditional Use Permit on Section A, to include Jerry & Judy Witt and their five sons and that this permit will apply to the first generation only. Parker seconded. All voted aye.

Approved to revise the Conditional Use Permit on Section a, to include Jerry & Judy Witt and their five sons and that this permit will apply to the first generation only.

Bartelsmeyer moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Nichols seconded. All voted aye.

APPROVED CONSENT AGENDA.

APPEARANCE/COMMENTS/PUBLIC HEARING:

  1. Appearance:

Miriam Mix and Patience Richwine – FSHS Mentoring Program – These two young ladies presented a program to the Commissioners on the Fort Scott High School mentoring program which was put into place last year. Hunter Adamson was also involved in this project but was unable to attend due to school functions. Their program matches up Freshmen students with Junior students and Sophomore students with Senior students. They are encouraged to spend time with the younger classmates and hang out with them and help answer questions they may have. This is a voluntary program.

Commissioners thanked them for their great idea.

Kevin Wagner, 2018 Wreath Ride – Mr. Wagner was unable to attend.

B. CITIZEN COMMENTS (Concerning Items Not on Agenda – 3 minute

limit per citizen) – None

  1. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Mitchell moved to open the Public Hearing at 6:46 p.m. Parker seconded. All voted aye.

Opened PUBLIC HEARING AT 6:46 P.M.

6:15 p.m. Update on alleged unsafe and dangerous structure located at 1914 E. Wall Street (On July 17th was continued for 30 days) – Rhonda Dunn, Community Development Director, informed the Commission that this property is an old 1940’s motor court. It is located at Wall and Brown Streets. She met with the owner and showed him all the improvements that needed to be made. He has boarded up one window in all he has done in 30 days. She shared pictures of the roof, the siding, the facia at the top and bottom of the house, all which are in disrepair. She recommended moving forward with the condemnation of this structure in the next 30 days.

Bartelsmeyer moved to approve Resolution No. 33-2018 authorizing this structure to be repaired or removed in 30 days. Parker seconded. All voted aye.

APPROVED RESOLUTION NO. 33-2018 DIRECTING THE REPAIR OR REMOVAL OF AN UNSAFE AND DANGEROUS STRUCTURE LOCATED AT 1914 E. WALL STREET. STRUCTURE MUST BE BROUGHT UP TO 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE BY SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2018 OR DEMOLITION PROCEEDINGS WILL BEGIN.

Bartelsmeyer moved to close the Public Hearing at 6:48 p.m. Nichols seconded. All voted aye.

CLOSED PUBLIC HEARING AT 6:48 P.M.

CONSIDERATION:

  1. Discussion of 13 N. Holbrook demolition – Rhonda Dunn, Community Development Director, informed the Commission that this property burned about two years ago. The property owner was going to pay Saker Demolition to clean up this debris. Now he has decided otherwise. She informed the Commission that she will award this already received bid to Saker Demolition and have them pick up the debris and bill the property owner.

  1. Consideration of fencing ordinances in the downtown historic district – Rhonda Dunn, Community Development Director, informed the Commission that the Design Review Board reviewed the fencing guidelines for the historic downtown district and came up with these guidelines. They will apply to the Commercial Zoning Regulations with Ordinance No. 3537 and Design Review Board guidelines with Ordinance No. 3538. Approval was recommended.

Nichols moved to approve Ordinances No. 3537 and 3538 in regards to fencing in the downtown historic district. Parker seconded. All voted aye.

APPROVED ORDINANCE NO. 3537 AMENDING ARTICLE 24 OF THE FORT SCOTT MUNICIPAL CODE ZONING REGULATIONS TO ADD SECTION 24-7, FENCING REGULATIONS, FOR THE HISTORIC CONSERVATION OVERLAY DISTRICT (HC-O) FOR THE CITY OF FORT SCOTT TO THE FORT SCOTT MUNICIPAL CODE.

APPROVED ORDINANCE NO. 3538 AMENDING CHAPTER 17.08 OF THE FORT SCOTT MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADD SECTION 17.08.110, FENCING REGULATIONS, FOR THE HISTORIC DISTRICT FOR THE CITY OF FORT SCOTT TO THE FORT SCOTT MUNICIPAL CODE.

Rhonda also gave an update on the sale of the chairs in Memorial Hall. Bids will be accepted tomorrow for these floor seats.

She also gave an update on 310 N. Cleveland. The Next Steps program, as well as the Good Neighbor Action Team, are both assisting this homeowner. These groups have asked for more time to work with the property owner to make repairs.

  1. Selection of Voting and Alternate Delegates for League of Kansas Municipalities Annual Voting Meeting – 3 voting – 3 alternate – Diane Clay, City Clerk, informed the Commissioners of the staff that would be attending the League Annual Meeting. She said that voting and alternate delegates for the Annual League of Kansas Municipalities meeting need to be selected:

Voting Alternate

Dave Martin Rachel Pruitt

Diane Clay Rhonda Dunn

Rhonda Dunn Deb Needleman

Mitchell moved to approve the voting and alternate delegates. Parker seconded. All voted aye.

APPROVED VOTING AND ALTERNATE DELEGATES FOR THE ANNUAL LEAGUE OF KANSAS MUNICIPALITIES MEETING TO BE HELD OCTOBER 6-8, 2018.

  1. Item #4 was already discussed.

COMMISSION/STAFF:

  1. Director Updates: Larry Gazaway, Director of Tourism, shared with the Commission that the Convention and Visitors Bureau will be hosting a Veterans Day Weekend on November 9-11, 2018 in the City of Fort Scott. A reception will be held on Friday evening, a parade of Veterans will be held on Saturday, with the Grand Ball held on Saturday night at Memorial Hall. Community Christian Church is hosting a church service which will be followed by a ceremony at the National Cemetery and then a lunch at the VFW Post #1165. He has invited 55 marching bands to come for the parade and he has invited 217 American Legions and VFW organizations to attend. Peerless has donated $1,500 for the Friday evening reception. He also shared a display of the troop banner which is 30X60 and can be purchased for $200.00. There are 43 brackets in the downtown area to hang the banners. He would love to see National and East National lined with additional banners. These will be available for order very soon.

B. City Commission:

Adamson Not present.

Bartelsmeyer Nothing to report.

Nichols Nothing to report.

Parker – Asked for an update on 1601 E. Wall, the old Sugarfoot and Peaches restaurant.

Rhonda Dunn said that she talked to the property owner today. He has arranged with Kevin Allen to demolish the structure. Kevin has one other job ahead of this one and then will start to demolish this structure.

Commissioner Parker also thanked the two young ladies who presented their mentoring program tonight.

Commissioner Parker also asked if there were dog disposal bags in the downtown area for when residents walk their dogs.

Rhonda said that they are located in a tube on the side of the City’s trash cans.

Mitchell Nothing to report.

C. City Attorney: Remarked that he is proud of the City Commission and how they approached this tough issue in good fashion tonight.

  1. Director of Finance: Not present.

  1. City Manager: Stated that he appreciated the City Commission on looking at all options on this tough issue tonight.

ADJOURNMENT:

Bartelsmeyer moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:07 p.m. Parker seconded. All voted aye.

ADJOURNED MEETING AT 7:07 P.M.

The next regularly scheduled meeting is to be held on September 4th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

RECORDED BY:

____________________

DIANE K. CLAY

CITY CLERK

The Agenda for the Fort Scott City Commission Sept. 4

AGENDA

FORT SCOTT CITY COMMISSION

FORT SCOTT CITY HALL

COMMISSION ROOM

123 SOUTH MAIN

September 4, 2018

6:00 P.M.

I. ROLL CALL:

ADAMSON BARTELSMEYER NICHOLS PARKER MITCHELL

II. FLAG SALUTE:

III. INVOCATION: Michael Mix, Public Utilities Director

IV. PROCLAMATIONS/RECOGNITIONS:

V. CONSENT AGENDA:

  1. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting of August 21st, 2018.

  1. Approval of Appropriation Ordinance 1222-A totaling $1,650,284.63.

  1. Resolution 34-2018 – Notice of Hearing with Reference to Alleged Unsafe and Dangerous Structure and Accessory Structure located at 15 S. Crawford Street – Public Hearing Date – 10/16/2018 – 6:15 p.m.

VI. APPEARANCE/COMMENTS/PUBLIC HEARING:

  1. APPEARANCE:

B. CITIZEN COMMENTS (Concerning Items Not on Agenda – 3 minute limit per citizen)

C. PUBLIC HEARINGS/COMMENTS: None

VII. CONSIDERATION:

  1. Review of Water Plant KDHE Inspection

  1. Letter of Conditions – USDA – River Intake Structure Grant

VIII. COMMENTS:

  1. Director Updates: Paul Ballou & Dave Bruner
  1. Commission:
  1. City Attorney:
  1. Director of Finance:
  1. City Manager:

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

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