FRONTENAC — The Frontenac City Council opened its regular meeting Monday with a special reception for new City Administrator Brad Reams.
Reams started the position June 1 and in the past taught social studies in Andover, as well as serving as city administrator in Columbus. The reception gave city employees and residents an opportunity to officially meet Reams.
Reams is already at work in his new position. He is currently working to set up official email accounts for council members to use to discuss city business — making for easier transparency and compliance with the Kansas Open Records Act.
Reams also reported that he had received one proposal for creation of a new city website. He plans to send out more requests for proposal to more companies — hoping to secure four proposals for the job.
Reams and Public Safety Director John Zafuta are also working with the Pittsburg Police Department to update the Frontenac Police Department records keeping system, which Reams said will cut down time spent on report writing by officers.
In other business, the council approved Mayor Jim Kennedy’s appointment of Tim Fielder as city attorney and city prosecutor. The appointment replaces Jennifer Brunetti, who served as city attorney for 22 years. Upon her resignation as city attorney earlier this year, Brunetti was appointed city prosecutor, however the appointment of Fielder ends her tenure with the city.
The council also approved the mayor’s appointment of Steven Angermeyer as municipal court judge.
Members of the council commended the Frontenac Homecoming Committee on its work putting the homecoming event together and running it smoothly. The council also commended city public safety workers on their efforts to keep the event free of any issues.
The council voted to move its July 3 meeting to July 5, and scheduled a budget work session with city department heads for July 10.
— Chance Hoener is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @ReporterChance.