When Shawnee City Commissioners meet Tuesday —the day after the Labor Day holiday — some attention will be focused on updates to City Code after recent changes in state law.

When Shawnee City Commissioners meet Tuesday —the day after the Labor Day holiday — some attention will be focused on updates to City Code after recent changes in state law.

Commissioners will look into amending existing ordinances to conform to new state law on the purchase, sale, consumption and transport of alcoholic beverages, as well as consideration of an ordinance relating to the recently passed medical marijuana law.

In other business, the City Commission plans to start the process for hiring a new municipal judge. Two weeks ago, during their annual review of Municipal Judge Randall Wiley's employment contract with the city, the board received some news that altered the usual contract discussion; Wiley informed the board of his intent to retire from the bench effective Nov. 30. Board members unanimously voted in favor of extending Wiley's contract to that date.

Wiley said he has served as a judge for the past three years, and he feels it is time to move on.

On Tuesday's agenda, commissioners will consider whether to make permanent the position that Acting Director Brad Schmidt has been doing since May 28, 2017.

“Since Mr. Schmidt has taken over as the Interim Director, there has been measurable improvement in morale, productivity and efficiency,” Interim City Manager Eric Benson said in the agenda memo. “His assignment as SMA Director is a normal progression from his previous role as interim.”

This was the previous City Manager’s (Justin Erickson's) intent, Benson said.

“His official appointment is to begin Aug. 27,” he said.

Schmidt has worked for the City of Shawnee since September 19, 2005. His initial role at SMA was Maintenance 1, progressing into a management role in 2013.

“I believe Mr. Schmidt will serve the City well in this position,” Benson said.

Also, Animal Control plans to make a presentation of its Pet of the Week before board members.

The only items set for the Municipal and Airport Authorities is to approve minutes from the last meetings.

Since Monday is the Labor Day holiday, the 6 p.m. meeting will take place Tuesday in the Bertha Ann Young City Commission Chambers at City Hall, at 16 W. 9th St.