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Contact Information

Emergency 911
non-emergency numbers
Police Dept.
620-223-1700
Fire Dept.
620-223-2140
City Hall 620-223-0550
Water Office 620-223-8133
Public Works
620-223-4360

Fort Scott City Hall:

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

Notice of City Board Openings

Please see below the above openings for City of Fort Scott Boards:

-       One opening for Airport Advisory Board 

-       One opening for a City resident on the Fort Scott Library Board.

-       One opening for a County resident on the Fort Scott Planning Commission.

The function of the Airport Advisory Board is to advise the City Manager and City Commissioners on matters pertaining to the continued growth and improvement of the airport.   Their recommendations are given to the City Commission for final approval.

The function of the Fort Scott Library Board is to review requests in reference to the library.

The function of the Planning Commission is to review and adopt (as well as update) the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Fort Scott, to establish zoning districts and allowable uses, to review zoning regulations within the City and to review requests for special permits or conditional uses within certain zoning districts in the City. Also reviews site plans for planned areas and is responsible for zoning within the 3 mile limit of the City of Fort Scott.  Their recommendations are given to the City Commission for final approval.  They meet on an “as needed” basis.

If you have a desire to serve on any of these Boards and meet the above requirements, please submit a letter of interest to the City Clerk, Diane Clay, 123 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kansas  66701.  She will then submit your letter of interest for consideration by the City Commission.  All of the boards and commissions serve on a volunteer basis and are not compensated.

If you have applied for one of these Boards in the past you will need to reapply again.

If you would like more information on any of these boards, please contact Diane Clay, City Clerk at 620-223-0550 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Please submit your letter of interest by March 6th, 2015.

 
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.

 
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.