FS Commission Special Meeting July 21



Minutes of July 21st, 2021 Special Meeting #17

A special meeting of the Fort Scott City Commission was held July 21st, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Commission Meeting Room, 123 S. Main Street, Fort Scott, Kansas.


Commissioners Pete Allen, Randy Nichols and Lindsey Watts were present with Mayor Josh Jones presiding. K. Allen arrived at 5:32 p.m.

AUDIENCE IN ATTENDANCE: Dave Bruner, Travis Shelton, David B. Lipe, Allyson Turvey, Jimmy Kemmerer, Peter Earles, Jackson Tough, Susan Bancroft, and representing the press, Tammy Helm, Fort Scott Tribune.


  1. Approval of Eagle Block and CDL Building Demolition Contract – City Manager discussed with the Commission that two separate quotes were received for the demolition of the two buildings. He has shared that with them. The initial quote for $148,500 from American Wrecking Company and the second quote was from First Con Inc. in the amount of $237,500. The engineers have looked at both bids and it is the City’s recommendation of the initial bid received from American Wrecking Company.

Peter Earles said that he included in the contract what was in the original proposal from American Wrecking Company. Shoring is not part of his bid. All material will be hauled off site and it will be backfilled with approved material.

Pete said he was not clear on the north building. Who is required to protect existing buildings.

Peter Earles said he will do what is needed to protect the south and north buildings. This company has insurance to cover themselves.

City Manager said that he met with a local citizen that has access to engineering services, but he said he would allow his engineer to look at the building. They are trying to reopen Sharky’s as soon as possible.

Peter Earles said once the building is down, that Sharky’s can reopen.

City Attorney said that the engineering firm will be present and in charge of this demolition.

R. Nichols moved to approve the contract with American Wrecking Company in the amount of $148,500 for the demolition of the Eagle Block Building and the CDL Building. L. Watts seconded. P. Allen, R. Nichols, L. Watts, and J. Jones voted aye. K. Allen abstained. Motion carried.

approved the contract with American Wrecking Company in the amount of $148,500 for the demolition of the Eagle Block Building and the CDL Building.


L. Watts moved to adjourn the special meeting at 5:51 p.m. R. Nichols seconded. All voted aye.


Respectfully submitted,

Diane K. Clay, M.M.C.

City Clerk

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