Tonganoxie The Tonganoxie City Council welcomed a new councilwoman this week, said Bill Crawford, city administrator.
Janet Angell was appointed to a three-year term to fill the vacancy created when Steve Minton resigned at December's meeting, he said. Angell stepped down from her position on the Tonganoxie Library Board to serve on the council, and Joyce Stevens was named to the library board.
Angell said she had considered running for a seat on the council during last April's election.
"I've been active in the library for nine years," she said. "I had been to enough city council meetings for the library that I found it very interesting, fascinating. I thought it would be a learning experience and a challenge."
In other business at Monday's meeting, the council:
Agreed to keep city hall open during the lunch hour to better serve the public, Crawford said. The building is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
Approved the final plat for the Green Valley subdivision in the southwest section of town. The first phase of the project will include construction of eight new homes, Crawford said.