Council to meet Tuesday to discuss police chief search
The Tonganoxie City Council will have a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss applications for the city’s police chief position.
Mayor Jason Ward said the council scheduled the meeting after interviews Thursday with the two candidates the professional search committee recommended for the job. The committee was comprised of City Administrator Mike Yanez, Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson, Leavenworth County Undersheriff Ron Cranor, Tonganoxie resident and Johnson County Sheriff’s office Capt. Robert Bieneicki and USD 464 Board of Education member Dan Hopkins, who recommended the two finalists. Butch Rogers, city public works director, attended one meeting of the committee before going on vacation.
Ward said the council could make a decision on the position Tuesday but wasn’t sure if it would be ready to do so that day or even at the next regularly scheduled council meeting Sept. 13.
“The council feels like they need to discuss this and make a decision because the end of the year is approaching,,” he said. “But there has been no deadlines discussed.”