When Shawnee City Commissioners meet Monday, they may approve a 5-percent excise tax (sales tax), in addition to all present city, county and state excise taxes, with the proceeds of said tax to be used to fund capital expenditures. If so, they will call a special election June 26 to allow the public to vote on the item.

When Shawnee City Commissioners meet Monday, they may approve a 5-percent excise tax (sales tax), in addition to all present city, county and state excise taxes, with the proceeds of said tax to be used to fund capital expenditures. If so, they will call a special election June 26 to allow the public to vote on the item.

City Manager Justin Erickson is offering a Capitol Improvement Project list up for approval by the board, should commissioners consider the imposition of a temporary 10-year sales tax tor capital projects. Projects include things like a police department headquarters and patrol vehicles; improvements to Fire Stations No. 1 and 3; a fire engine and training structure; emergency warning system enhancements; as well as improvements to roads, parks and public facilities.

In other business, commissioners may consider a resolution updating the city fee schedule by: setting the water rates for residential and commercial use, both inside and outside the city limits; setting the sanitary sewer rates for residential and commercial use, both inside and outside the city limits; and providing for the re-adoption of the city fee schedule in whole.

The measure is part of recodification process completed in 2017; it does not raise current rates.

An item that may be discussed in executive session regards a pending claim and litigation concerning the City of Shawnee v. Modern Oil Co.

Also, Mayor Richard Finley plans to proclaim April 8-14, 2018, National Public Safety Telecommunications Week and April 2018 Fair Housing Month.

On the Airport Authority agenda, the city is being asked to consider whether to terminate an existing lease on a portion of North Airport property.

Based on the lessee's default, the airport staff is seeking approval from the Shawnee Airport Authority to terminate a lease agreement at the end of the initial term, 31 March 2018, and, deny the opportunity for renewal.

The Shawnee Regional Airport manages the lease on approximately 225 acres of land located on Jonco Road, one-half mile west of Highway 18.

This property is currently under lease for the purposes of hay cutting and bailing to Frank Welch.

“The land has limited commercial value in its present condition, though it currently serves to support both the Shawnee Municipal Authority’s requirements for waste management, and the Shawnee Police Department’s requirement for a firearms training range,” the agenda memo reads. “At the request of the Airport Advisory Board, staff will take steps to identify the potential highest and best use of the land prior to proposing any additional action on this matter.”

The only item set for the Municipal 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.