A recent community survey was given by the city to assess resident opinion about the quality of life in the community, local policies, demographics, rating of local government services and resident use of services.

A recent community survey was given by the city to assess resident opinion about the quality of life in the community, local policies, demographics, rating of local government services and resident use of services.

The results are going to be used extensively for both internal operations and for strategic planning purposes, City Manager Justin Erickson said.

The city contracted with National Research Center, Inc. to participate in the NCS, an instrument that was developed in partnership with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) in 2001 to provide cities with a low-cost, high-quality method to conduct market research.

“The city worked with the NRC to customize the survey questions, which fall into eight key areas of community livability: safety, mobility, natural environment, built environment, economy, recreation and wellness, education and enrichment and community engagement,” Erickson said.

Results of the survey are set to be shared with the city commission during this evening's meeting.

In other business, the board may authorize staff to solicit bids for construction on the Fire Station No. 2 renovation project.

An OG&E cost proposal for providing decorative lighting (along the west side of Kickapoo Street from Midland to MacArthur) may be considered by the board.

Commissioners are set to hear the February sales tax report and consider bids for the Shawnee Convention Center HVAC and lighting upgrade project.

Mayor Richard Finley intends to proclaim March 5-11 Emergency Management Week.

Erickson plans to recognize Employee of the Month Vicki Files, from the Municipal Court.

Also, City Attorney Joe Vorndran, with Stuart & Clover Law Firm, intends to give a presentation about conflict of interest.

A presentation of Fiscal Year 2015-2016 audit is planned, as well.

Commissioners may consider going into executive session for discussion and possible action regarding a pending workers compensation case against the City of Shawnee by Loran Greenlee.

On the Municipal Authority agenda, city staff is requesting that the board accept a utility relocation improvement project at the Pacific Air Holding Hangar at Shawnee Regional Airport and placing the maintenance bond into effect Feb. 20.

According to an agenda memo from Utility Director Steve Nelms, water line maps indicated the new Pacific Air Holding hangar would be located directly over an existing 14-inch water main that was installed in the 1950s. Before staff could approve construction of the hangar at the airport, the old water lines needed to be abandoned — with a new water line installed first. Once the new water line was installed, they excavated the location where the existing water line was thought to be, but it was not there. The existing 14-inch water main was actually found about 20 feet outside the building's foot print, the memo reads. At that point SMA took over the relocation project as the water main was connected to an 18-inch main that is a direct feed to the water tower on Federal Street.

Also, commissioners may vote whether to authorize staff to purchase a half-ton 4x4 crew cab pickup from the state bid, estimated at $35,000. The truck is to replace a half-ton 4x4 crew cab that was transferred to the city's IT department in 2015.

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 today in the Commission Chambers at City Hall.

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