CITY OF FORT SCOTT
SPECIAL CITY COMMISSION MEETING
Minutes of March 4th, 2021 Special Meeting #7
A special meeting of the Fort Scott City Commission was held March 4th, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in the City Commission Meeting Room, 123 S. Main Street, Fort Scott, Kansas.
Commissioners Kevin Allen, Pete Allen, Randy Nichols, and Lindsey Watts were present with Mayor Josh Jones presiding.
AUDIENCE IN ATTENDANCE: Michael Hoyt, Jeff Deane, Bob Farmer, and Justin Meeks
City Attorney Interviews
Jeff Deane, Bob Farmer, and Justin Meeks submitted letters of interest for City Attorney. Tiana McElroy withdrew her letter of interest.
The following questions were asked and answered by the candidates:
Tell us about yourself and why you want to serve as City Attorney for the City of Fort Scott.
How responsive can you be to emergency situations as emergencies regularly arise for local units of government?
What do you perceive to be the City Attorney’s role in dealing with the Council? City Manager?
What do you do when an individual commissioner’s actions may be in violation of local, state, and federal law?
How soon could you start or desire to start if offered the position?
How accessible and what avenues would you be accessible to the Commission and City Manager (in person? By phone?
Can you explain what services would be provided based within your salary’s terms?
Consideration of accepting RFQ’s for City Engineering services – Jeremy Frazier, City Manager, informed the Commission that the City has been searching for a City Engineer position. We have not received any applications to this date. He asked the City Commission to consider to seek RFQ’s for engineering firms. The RFQ would be due on March 16, 2021.
R. Nichols moved to approve to solicit RFQ’s for engineering firms. P. Allen seconded. All voted aye.
APPROVED TO ACCEPT REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR CITY ENGINEERING FIRMS WITH A DUE DATE OF MARCH 16, 2021 AT 11:00 A.M.
L. Watts moved to recess the open meeting at 4:45 p.m. due to the withdrawal of one of the candidates. J. Jones seconded.
SUSPENDED THE OPEN MEETING AT 4:45 P.M. DUE TO THE WITHDRAWAL OF ONE OF THE CANDIDATES. THE OPEN MEETING WILL RESUME WHEN THE NEXT CANDIDATE ARRIVES.
J. Jones to resume the open meeting at 5:15 p.m. K. Allen seconded. All voted aye.
RESUMED OPEN MEETING AT 5:15 P.M.
J. Jones moved to suspend the open meeting until 5:55 p.m. L. Watts seconded. All voted aye.
SUSPENDED OPEN MEETING UNTIL 5:55 P.M.
J. Jones moved to resume the open meeting at 5:57 p.m. L. Watts seconded. All voted aye.
RESUMED OPEN MEETING UNTIL 5:57 P.M.
L. Watts moved to adjourn the special meeting at 6:22 p.m. J. Jones seconded. All voted aye.
ADJOURNED MEETING AT 6:22 P.M.
Diane K. Clay, M.M.C.