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Contact Information

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non-emergency numbers
Police Dept.
Fire Dept.
City Hall 620-223-0550
Water Office 620-223-8133
Public Works

Fort Scott City Hall:

123 South Main
P.O. Box 151
Fort Scott, KS 66701
phone: 620-223-0550

Notice of City Commission Filings

Three (3) candidates have filed for the three (3) 2015 City Commission spots.  They are listed in the order they filed.

Samuel I. Mason

Cynthia E. Bartelsmeyer

James R. Adams

The general election will be held on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015.  The top two vote getters will receive the four (4) year terms and the third place finisher will receive a two (2) year term.

Notice of Golf Course Advisory Board Meeting - 12/3/2015 - 1:30 p.m.

The Golf Course Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Woodland Hills Golf Course, 2414 S.  Horton.  The meeting will take place in the clubhouse.  This meeting is open to the public. 

Notice of City Commission Openings - 2015

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Three City Commission spots are open for election in 2015.  The seats are currently held by Sam Mason, Jeanie Parker, and Cindy Bartelsmeyer.  The top two vote getters will be awarded four-year terms on the Commission, while the third-place finisher will have a two-year term.

Candidates may file in two ways:

1.  Using the Candidate’s Declaration of Intention, accompanied by a fee of $10.00 plus a $35.00 registration fee required under the Campaign Finance Act.

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2. Using the Kansas Non-Partisan City/School Nomination Petition Forms bearing the names of 10 qualified electors, or one percent of the number of ballots cast in the last City general election (whichever is less), the $10.00 fee is waived, however, the $35.00 registration fee still applies.

Candidates can file after January 1st, 2015.  The filing deadline is 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 27nd, 2015.   Packets can be picked up at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 123 S. Main. If more than nine (9) people, according to House Bill 2307, Section 3, file to run for the Commission, a primary will be held on March 3rd, 2015. The general election will be April 7th, 2015.  

If you have questions, please contact Diane Clay, City Clerk at   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 620-223-0550.

Find out more about the LaRoche Baseball Complex.

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Frozen Pipes

The City of Fort Scott Water Department would like to remind everyone of a few tips that will help prevent frozen water pipes in your home.

  1. Eliminate drafts and repair any broken windows in basement and crawl spaces.
  2. Insulate pipes most susceptible to freezing.
  3. Disconnect garden hoses from outside hydrants.
  4. Open cabinet doors under sinks to allow air to circulate and prevent pipes from freezing.
  5. Letting a thin stream of water run from a faucet while experiencing sub-zero weather, can keep pipes from freezing.
  6.  Know where the master water valve is located in your home. This will allow you to shut the water off should the line freeze and break.

The typical symptoms of a frozen water line are that one or more of the water fixtures in a building or a residence will not provide water. If some faucets are dry and others still work, the customer should contact a licensed plumber of their choice to assist in thawing of the line. If all faucets in a residence or building are dry, the customer should contact the Water Department for further checking. From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., you may call the Water Office at 223-8133, or after hours call the Water Plant at 223-5160.

Public Land for Hunting

The City is excited to have partnered with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks to use public land for hunting during the season. We've had many questions about exactly what land that the City has leased so photos with the land available clearly marked have been posted on the City's Facebook page. Click here to go to the page.



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City Commission Meetings
City commission meetings are held at 6pm on the first and third Tuesday of the month. The City Commission Meeting Room is located at 123 S. Main.

The City Commission Meetings will be televised on cable channel 3. The broadcasts will be Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., following the Tuesday meetings.

If you miss the meeting, recent agendas and minutes will be posted on the website following the next scheduled commission meeting. Click here to view Commission Meeting Minutes.