On August 10, local retired businessman Mark McCoy signed a contract with the City of Fort Scott to become its interim city manager, following the sudden resignation of Fort Scott City Manager Jeremy Frazier on August 3 after serving just six months.
The agreement states that McCoy is appointed by the city commission to be responsible for the administration and affairs of the city and perform duties as allowed by law and will work with the commission on its goals and objectives, according to information provided by the city.
McCoy will be employed month to month and started on August 10, 2021.
The city agrees to pay McCoy $9 per hour for up to 40 hours per week.
McCoy will receive no benefits, vacation or sick leave.
He will receive a vehicle allowance of $500 per month in lieu of mileage reimbursement.
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At a special city commission meeting on Aug. 5, Mark McCoy’s name was suggested for the interim city manager position, by Mayor Josh Jones. At that time the city commission asked him to consider taking the position.