Shawnee City Commissioners meet Monday they plan to extend thanks to two longtime city employees who are retiring.

Shawnee City Commissioners meet Monday they plan to extend thanks to two longtime city employees who are retiring.

Resolutions of appreciation will be presented to Clarice Brock, for more than 35 years of service, and to Jim VanAntwerp for more than 26 years of service.

Brock began her employment for the city in Oct. 1981 in the City Clerk's office. In 2005, she transferred to the fire department. Brock retired in July.

VanAntwerp started work with the city in Sept. 1991 as a firefighter. During his career, he achieved the rank of Fire Equipment Operator in 1993, Captain in 1996, and Battalion Chief in 2001. Jim elected to retire in January.

In other business, Mayor Richard Finley intends to proclaim Oct. 8-14, 2017, Fire Prevention Week.

In support of bringing awareness to Fire Prevention Week, Shawnee Fire Chief Dru Tischer will offer a report on this year's annual Shawnee Fire Clown and Life Safety Education Program and Smoke Detector Installation Campaign.

On the Municipal Authority agenda, the board may consider partnering with the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma to host a household hazardous waste collection event in the City of Shawnee.

Erickson said the city was approached by the Kickapoo Tribe suggesting the two entities host a household hazardous waste event.

“The Kickapoo Tribe received Federal grant funding for environmental work and is willing to contribute remaining funds to host the event with the city. Additional Tribal partners are also being sought,” Erickson said. According to the agenda, the event is planned for Nov. 11 or 18 at the Central Disposal site on 45th Street. Central Disposal has offered their site and staff assistance at no cost, he said.

It has been many years since the city hosted such an event.

Erickson said the city has an agreement with Oklahoma City, but residents have to drive to Oklahoma City to dispose of materials and pay applicable fees.

Common items disposed include pesticides and herbicides, paints, lawn care products, fuels and pool chemicals.

The event would be free and open to all residents of the City of Shawnee and all Tribal members from participating tribes. Commercial waste will not be accepted.

The estimated expense for the city’s portion is $20,000 — though an exact number is not known because it is dependent on the quantity of material collected. The Shawnee Municipal Authority has approximately $100,000 remaining in a budgeted line item for contingencies and funding for this activity would come from this account, Erickson said.

Outside of approving the last meeting's minutes, there are no items needing attention on the Airport Authority agenda.

The only item set for the Airport Authority is to approve the minutes from its last meeting.

The 6:30 p.m. meeting will take place Monday in the Bertha Ann Young City Commission Chambers at City Hall, at 16 W. 9th St.