The following is a brief summary of items from Monday night’s City of Scott City Council special meeting. A copy of the actual minutes will be posted on the website at a later date.
City of Scott City Council Meeting Summary – Special Session
The City Council met in special session on September 25, 2017.
The Council approved resolution #543. The resolution authorized the execution of a contract between the City and the law offices of Blanton, Nickell, Collins, Douglas, & Hanschen of Sikeston, MO. The law firm was engaged to represent the city on various matters, primarily relating to zoning issues.
Mayor Pro-tem Norman Brant spoke to those present concerning the railroad tie creosote plant applying for a permit to locate itself in town along Main Street.
During the public forum, many citizens spoke against the railroad tie creosote plant. Among those expressing concerns included former Mayors Tim Porch and Ron Cummins, local developer Monty Keesee, Chuck Schiwitz with the Port Authority, pharmacist Andrew Rinehart, and many others. Concerns centered around public health and safety and the effects the treatment and storage of the ties would have on the town.
Alvin Bates of North American Tie & Timber, along with his attorney from the Limbaugh Law Firm, also addressed the crowd. He stated that the company chose to locate in Scott City because of its strategic geographical location and good employee base.
Joe Blanton, with the law firm of Blanton, Nickell, Collins, Douglas, & Hanschen, spoke to the Council and citizens, informing them of their qualifications, as well as assisting the city legally regarding the creosote plant issue.
The next regular Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 2, 2017.