CITY OF FORT SCOTT
SPECIAL CITY COMMISSION MEETING
Minutes of February 23rd, 2021 Special Meeting #6
A special meeting of the Fort Scott City Commission was held February 23rd, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Commission Meeting Room, 123 S. Main Street, Fort Scott, Kansas.
Commissioners Kevin Allen, Pete Allen, and Lindsey Watts were present with Mayor Josh Jones presiding. Randy Nichols was absent.
AUDIENCE IN ATTENDANCE: Bailey Lyons, Lindsay Madison, Allyson Turvey, and Susan Bancroft.
Consideration to apply for a grant for downtown Christmas lights – Bailey Lyons, said that she is the Chairperson for the Downtown Committee for the Chamber of Commerce. They have identified a project to work on this year. They decided to focus on Christmas decorations in the downtown area. There are improvements that can be made to the decorations and they have identified some grant funds and are looking for more grant opportunities. They are not asking for money, but for permission to apply for grant funding. The Chamber is not a 501C3, nor are they are government entity, so they would be applying for these grants using the City’s name. The Chamber would do all the work on this. The funds would be allocated to the City for the purpose of Christmas decorations. They think the citizens would like to see new Christmas decorations in the downtown area.
Bailey said that they were looking at lighted toy soldiers that are about 8’ tall and would be attached to the light poles. They would need the City’s assistance in placing these soldiers on the poles. They did talk about possibly doing a fundraiser also. There is a company in Stilwell, Kansas that they have talked to regarding Christmas decorations.
Susan asked that when you are ready to purchase these, that Chad Brown be checked with to make sure that there are no issues with power on the poles.
K. Allen made a motion to approve the Chamber to apply for grants for downtown Christmas decorations. L. Watts seconded. All voted aye.
APPROVED TO ALLOW THE CHAMBER TO APPLY FOR GRANTS FOR DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS.
K. Allen moved to adjourn the special meeting at 7:07 p.m. L. Watts seconded. All voted aye.
ADJOURNED MEETING AT 7:07 P.M.
Diane K. Clay, M.M.C.