Councillor Scott entered no plea to the charge — and he must appear in Court again next month.
He was in Court following an allegation he pressed himself against a female council staffer in front of the mayor at a tea break during a meeting at the Council headquarters in Paraparaumu on April 13.
Judge James Johnston granted bail on various conditions, including one which says Cr Scott is not to go inside the Kapiti Coast District Council (KCDC) building, and must not associate with the complainant.
The conditions also say he is not to associate with the three witness except within business hours for KCDC work; and then they must not discuss the case.
The judge reserved the right to make variations on the conditions in future.
Cr Scott was ordered to reside at a certain address and must reappear in court in June.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison.
Away from court, a Kapiti Coast District Council spokeswoman Janice said the council had no comment.
Cr Scott has previously denied all the allegations.