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No, a citation will be sent if the work isdone by an unlicensed electrician or plumber.
No, a permit is not needed.
No, you will have to get a surveyor tomeasure your lot.
No. The City appreciates property owners that takecare of property maintenance. This makes our City a better place to live.
Yes. Also if you need assistance in findinghelp for you or someone else, please call 620-223-0550.
An inoperable vehicle is one that cannotmove on its own power. Also an inoperable vehicle is one that does not have current insurance & current tags.
If the grass & weeds reach 8" in height, a letter is sent giving the owners of the property 10 days to cut the grass. Only ONE (1) letter per mowing season is sent out. You will not get additional letters each time your yard needs mowed. After the 10 days, the City will have it mowed and bill the property owner. After the initial mowing, if your property grows to 8” or more, it will be mowed again and billed to the owner.
Yes we can. Please call us at 223-0550.
Unless you own and occupy the houseyourself, you will need a licensed electrician to do the work. If you own and occupy the house, you can dothe work yourself. When the work iscomplete, contact the Codes Department and request an electrical inspection. If theinspection is approved, Codes will call the electric company to restore service.
A gas pressure test is required to ensure there are no gas leaks in the lines. This helps ensure safety and avoid possibleexplosions. If pressure holds indicatingthere are no leaks, Codes will contact the gas company to restore service. If the test fails, a plumber will be required(unless this is an owner-occupied property) to find the leak and fix it. Codes should then be contacted for a secondinspection.
For more information look at the outside fire code or call the Fire Department
If you are not represented by an attorney, you have an opportunity to speak with the City Prosecutor before your appearance date by calling 620-223-0550. The Prosecutor has no obligation to discuss your case with you, although the City Prosecutor or his representative will do so in most cases. If you are represented by an attorney, the Prosecutor must discuss your case with your attorney.
A diversion is an agreement between you and the City Prosecutor related to the disposition of the charge(s). A diversion agreement allows you to avoid a conviction on your driving record, if successfully completed. You must call the City Prosecutor’s at 620-223-0550 and their office will send you the diversion application form.
You may be required to pay fines, fees, attend classes or counseling, depending on the type of diversion. If you comply with the terms of the diversion agreement, the charges against you will be dismissed. If you do not comply, the City may revoke your diversion and proceed with prosecution.
Chlorine Burnout Press Release
Chlorine Burnout Public Service Announcement
Visit the American Backflow Prevention Association for additional information and resources.
What is hard water?Hard water refers to the natural mineral content in our water, comprised mostly of calcium, with some iron and manganese. Hardness is commonly measured in grains per gallon (gpg). Most detergent manufactures say that any water with hardness greater than 10.5 gpg is considered very hard. Here in Fort Scott our water has an average hardness of 12 gpg. Under typical conditions, the majority of these minerals will stay in solution. However, in the high heat of a dishwasher, boiling pot, coffee pot, etc. the minerals tend to come out of solution and deposit onto surfaces. Then the minerals are simply left behind as the water is evaporated. This is commonly called lime scale or hard water scale. This inconvenience is now more pronounced on our dishes because of the elimination of phosphates in the dishwasher detergents. The phosphates helped keep the minerals ‘bound up,’ or in solution, so that they were not as easily deposited on dishes.
What can be done to help prevent this inconvenience? There are multiple dishwater rinse aids that can be purchased. Most are citrus based. One can even use regular lemon juice as a rise aid!