Monday's Shawnee City Commission meeting is set to have commissioners holding numerous public hearings and facing several decisions as various agenda items are up for their consideration.

Monday's Shawnee City Commission meeting is set to have commissioners holding numerous public hearings and facing several decisions as various agenda items are up for their consideration.

There will be a public hearing on whether to close to the public University Oval Drive, University Avenue (also known as University Street), Chapman Avenue (also known as Pottenger Street), and Pottenger Avenue (also known as Ione Street). The applicant, Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU), has submitted a written request to close and vacate the streets located on, or around the university campus. Though it is not an immediate priority, the expressed goal is to replace University Street as the primary east-west access to campus with an improved street located due south.

The board may determine whether to approve an ordinance to do so.

Commissioners also may decide whether to make an agreement between the City and OBU to maintain vehicular access to University Drive/Street and pursue certain roadway improvements.

There also will be a public hearing and consideration by the board whether to rezone property located at the northeast corner of 45th Street and Harrison Avenue from CP; Planned Shopping Center to PUD; Planned Unit Development. Then commissioners may decide whether to approve a preliminary plat for Domino Plaza Addition at that site.

The board will decide whether to enter into executive session to discuss a pending claim and investigation of complaints of the existence of a hostile work environment.

While in executive session, they may also confer on matters pertaining to economic development — including the transfer of property, financing, or the creation of a proposal to entice a business to remain or to locate within Shawnee.

After commissioners come out of executive session they will consider the two matters discussed.

There will be a public hearing, as well as consideration by commissioners whether to OK an ordinance to rezone property located at 4020 N. Kickapoo Ave. from C-1; Neighborhood Commercial District to C-3. The applicant is requesting a rezone to utilize the site as a restaurant. The subject site is located on the west side of Kickapoo, directly south of O'Reilly Auto Parts. There has been no mention yet of what restaurant might be placed at the site.

Commissioners may decide whether to enter into a sales tax rebate agreement between the city and the Elmer Smith Oil Company, owner of the Domino Express gas station being built at Kickapoo Spur.

Finance Director Cindy Arnold will give a report on the November sales tax.

Outside of approving the minutes of last month's meetings, there are no items on the Municipal or Airport Authority agendas.

The 6:30 p.m. meeting will take place on Monday in the Commission Chambers at City Hall.

You can reach Vicky O. Misa at (405) 214-3962.