When Shawnee City Commissioners gather Monday, a few items will be the focus of their attention: an amendment of the city's smoking policy; an annexation request by North Rock Creek School; and the search to hire a municipal judge.

When Shawnee City Commissioners gather Monday, a few items will be the focus of their attention: an amendment of the city's smoking policy; an annexation request by North Rock Creek School; and the search to hire a municipal judge.

Commissioners may approve an ordinance that would amend city code as it pertains to the use of tobacco products and vapor products.

“It is the intent of the City Commission — in enacting this ordinance — to provide for the public health, safety and welfare by discouraging the inherently dangerous behavior of tobacco product and vapor product use around non-users, especially children,” the proposed ordinance reads.

According to the agenda, the proposal is aimed at protecting the public from exposure to secondhand smoke; reducing the potential for children to wrongly associate tobacco product and vapor product use with a healthy lifestyle; and affirming and promoting a healthy environment.

The amendment clarifies and proposes the use of vapor products — whether they contain tobacco or not — be treated the same as tobacco products on municipal property.

Also up before City Commissioners is an annexation request by North Rock Creek School so they can keep the ball rolling toward new construction at the site.

NRC's Board of Education is asking Shawnee to envelop into its domain a 1.57-acre plot that would allow construction of an administrative building for the NRC High School.

“Annexation will allow expansion of the North Rock Creek School’s development, which immediately includes an administrative building, a sport’s complex, and additional site improvements,” the agenda memo reads.

Shawnee has approved two separate, but similar annexations in the past decade. On Oct. 17, 2011, 6.47 acres was annexed for development of a middle school and gymnasium. Most recently — on Jan. 17, 2017 — an additional 60.57 acres was annexed for the addition of a new high school.

A public hearing is tentatively set for Nov. 5, at a Shawnee City Commission meeting at City Hall.

In other business, the board may discuss employment options as it is seeking a replacement for Municipal Judge Randall Wiley; he informed the board in August his intent to retire from the bench effective Nov. 30.

Also, commissioners will consider approval of a final plat for The Grove Retirement Homes, at 3900 N. Union Ave.

In another item on the agenda, City Treasurer Chance Allison is set to present a report on the month's sales tax collections.

Interim City Manager Eric Benson will present Employee of the Month, Kelsey Byers, of dispatch.

The only agenda items set for the Municipal Authority and Airport Authority are to approve the minutes from the last meetings.

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