FORT SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Minutes of the Board of Trustees Training
November 18, 2019
PRESENT: John Bartelsmeyer, Jim Fewins, Bernita Hill, Dana McKenney, Robert Nelson
ALSO PRESENT: Alysia Johnston, President, Juley McDaniel, Board Clerk, faculty, staff, and community
Chairman John Bartelsmeyer called the meeting to order at 5:31 pm. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of
COMMENTS FROM THE CHAIR: Chairman Bartelsmeyer recognized Liz Meyer’s contributions to FSCC and
stated that she will be greatly missed as a member of the Board of Trustees. He led the Board in a moment of
silence in Liz’s memory.
SECURITY CAMERA UPDATE AND DEMONSTRATION: Tom Havron provided a demonstration of the
security systems that have been recently installed as step one in campus security. Step two includes working with
CDL to replace cameras in Greyhound and Bailey Halls, followed by a keyless dorm entry system.
OUTSIDE SAFETY LIGHTING: Bernita Hill addressed the lack of lighting outside Cleaver Boileau Hall and
recommended additional lighting to improve safety outside the facility.
CONSENT AGENDA: A motion was made by Hill, seconded by McKenney, and carried by unanimous vote to
approve the consent agenda and addendum provided.
A. A motion was made by Fewins, seconded by Nelson, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the sale of
COPs for Boileau Hall refinancing to Landmark National Bank in conjunction with Country Club Bank.
A motion was made by Fewins, seconded by Hill, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the resolution
to refinance the COPs for Boileau Hall.
B. A motion was made by Nelson, seconded by Fewins, and carried by unanimous vote to approve the
disposal of a chicken coop and a shed built by LaHarpe Construction Trades students through sale by
advertising in the Iola Register and Fort Scott Tribune.
C. A motion was made by Hill, seconded by Fewins, and carried by unanimous vote to table approval of the
Emeritus Staff Policy for the next meeting as President Johnston works on the verbiage of the policy.
D. A motion was made by Fewins, seconded by Nelson, and carried by unanimous vote to agree to the terms
of the tax relief program for the City of Fort Scott.
E. A motion was made by Hill, seconded by McKenney, and carried by unanimous vote to publish that the
Board will fill the vacancy on the Board of Trustees by appointment not sooner than 15 days after such
ITEMS FOR REVIEW: The Board reviewed letters of appreciation/correspondence.
A. ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATES: The Board reviewed and heard reports from the Gordon Parks
Museum, Miami County Campus, Student Services, Finance and Operations, and the President. President Johnston also shared the Annual Report with the board.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Trustees, a motion to adjourn was made at
6:30 p.m. by Hill, seconded by Nelson, and carried by unanimous vote.
FORT SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE