When Shawnee City Commissioners meet Monday, a couple of the board seats will change hands and the board also will discus whether to adopt a city parklet policy.

When Shawnee City Commissioners meet Monday, a couple of the board seats will change hands and the board also will discus whether to adopt a city parklet policy.

Results of the June 26 election have determined a change in commissioners:

• Mark Sehorn — who did not have an opponent — will replace City Commissioner Lesa Shaw for Ward 5.

• Ben Salter will retain his seat in Ward 6 — he, too, ran unopposed.

• Ed Bolt will take over Ward 1, replacing Dub Bushong, who did not seek re-election.

Letters of Appreciation await Shaw and Bushong for their service to the board, and Sehorn, Salter and Bolt will be sworn in and step into their roles immediately to finish out Monday's meeting.

Also, the commission will appoint a vice mayor.

In another change in seating, the board may confirm ad approve City Manager Justin Erickson's choice of Lisa Lasyone as replacement for Phyllis Loftis as City Clerk.

“Ms. Lasyone has worked for the City of Shawnee since 2007 serving as engineering department secretary, deputy city clerk and senior deputy city clerk,” Erickson said. “I believe she will serve the city well in this position.”

Her official appointment would begin Aug. 27.

In other business, the board may consider a resolution to adopt a Downtown Parklet Policy.

A parklet is the conversion of one to three automobile parking spaces into a mini-park for passive recreation, the agenda reads. They are typically created by building a platform on the pavement to extend the sidewalk space, and retrofitting it with benches, planters, tables and chairs, and bike racks on occasion. Parklets are built out of semi-permanent materials and are installed in a way that does not require reconfiguring the roadway or pouring concrete. They are usually hosted or sponsored by a local business or organization that pays to design and build them and agrees to keep them maintained.

Parklets are to be limited to downtown Shawnee, designated as the Central Business District. They are temporary in nature with permits allowed for 30-day or 90-day use, and are approved on a case-by-case basis.

Being that parklets are established in the public right-of-way, they must be free and open to the public, not an extension of private business.

The proposed parklet policy supports local Blue Zones Project of Pottawatomie County (BZP) goals. In collaboration with BZP, the City of Shawnee intends to incorporate a number of built environment best practices to improve quality of life in the community. The proposed guidelines will supplement a required special event permit through the city manager’s office.

Planning Commissioners had reservations about the proposal.

Also, commissioners are scheduled to consider a request by Delbert Totty to close the median on Kickapoo at Poplar Street. The Traffic Commission Board and staff both recommend a denial of the request.

Erickson is set to present his Employee of the Month, Craig Mincher, of the Parks Department.

The board may consider approval of a preliminary plat for Shawnee Motel Addition at 4981 North Harrison Avenue.

According to the agenda, applicant Joe Covey is requesting permission to divide a 4.5 acre tract of land into two commercial lots. The subject site is at the northeast corner of Harrison Avenue and Interstate-40 and is currently zoned C-3 (Highway Commercial). Motel 6 exists on the site and will be contained entirely within the proposed lot 1. The additional lot, lot 2, will be reserved for general commercial use.

The meeting will provide a public hearing and commissioners may consider an ordinance to rezone property at 4325 N. Kickapoo from R-1; Single Family Residential District to C-3; Highway Commercial District; and property at 4331 N. Kickapoo from C-1; Neighborhood Commercial District to C-3; Highway Commercial District; and property at 4337 N. Kickapoo from R-1; Single Family Residential District to C-3; Highway Commercial District.

“The intent is to demolish all existing structures and begin construction on a shopping center,” the agenda reads. “In accordance with Section·30 of the Subdivision Regulations, the three subject properties have been combined on one deed.”

Staff recommends approval of the request.

A final plat is up for approval for First United Bank of Shawnee at 2600 N. Harrison.

The applicant, Brandon Coon, is requesting final plat approval to build a First United Bank facility in Shawnee. The site is at the southeast corner of MacArthur and Harrison — formerly the Joe Cooper Ford location.

The preliminary plat was approved by City Commission March 19, subdividing a 4.5 acre tract into two lots.

“On such a vital intersection in Shawnee, the redevelopment of this site will be a positive change for Shawnee,” Community Development Director Justin DeBruin said. “While the site was completely impervious, the new construction will comply with all modern commercial standards.”

Staff recommends approval of the request.

The only items set for the Municipal and Airport Authority agendas are to approve the minutes from their 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.