Fort Scott Commission Minutes of May 22

CITY OF FORT SCOTT

SPECIAL CITY COMMISSION MEETING

Minutes of May 22, 2020 Special Meeting #5

A special meeting of the Fort Scott City Commission was held May 22nd, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. in the City Commission Meeting Room, 123 S. Main Street, Fort Scott, Kansas.

ROLL CALL:

Commissioners Kevin Allen, Randy Nichols, Lindsey Watts were present, and Mayor JoLynne Mitchell was present via teleconference. Pete Allen was absent.

AUDIENCE IN ATTENDANCE: None

CONSIDERATION:

JoLynne Mitchell moved to open the Public Hearing at 8:04 a.m. Lindsey Watts seconded. All voted aye.

Approval to consider an application to be submitted to the Kansas Department of Commerce for Small Cities Community Development Block Grant funds under the CDBG-CV category – Rachel Pruitt, Economic Development Director, informed the Commission that this public hearing is being held to take comments in regards to the City applying for the CDBG-CV grant. This is a similar program to what the City had last month. The biggest difference is that if awarded, the funds will be in the form of a grant and not a forgivable loan. Another differential is this will be allowed for owner operator business. Business owners would count as employees for this round of grants. The maximum we are applying for is $300,000 and the reason for the early morning meeting is that this is a first come, first serve grant. The grant is complete after this public hearing. This grant is for cities under 50,000 in population and will be very competitive.

There were no comments from the public call in line nor did anyone call in with concerns regarding this grant submission.

Randy Nichols moved to approve the submission of the application to the Kansas Department of Commerce for the CDBG-CV grant program. Lindsey Watts seconded. All voted aye.

APPROVED THE SUBMISSION OF THE APPLICATION TO THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR THE CDBG-CV GRANT PROGRAM.

Randy Nichols moved to adjourn the special meeting at 8:08 a.m. Lindsey Watts seconded. All voted aye. Motion carried.

ADJOURNED SPECIAL MEETING AT 8:08 A.M.

The next regularly scheduled meeting is to be held on June 2nd, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

RECORDED BY:

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DIANE K. CLAY

CITY CLERK

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