Author: Gardner News

First Published Dec 10,2010

Ordinance No. 2359 An ordinance adopting the design standards, version November 30, 2010, of the City of Gardner, Kansas by incorporating by reference pursuant to K.S.A. 12-3009 et. Seq. and adding or amending, in their entirety sections 18.05.035, 18.15.110, 18.20.090, 18.25.110, 18.30.110, 18.35.110, 18.40.110, 18.45.110, 18.55.210, 18.60.110, 18.65.110, 18.70.110, 18.75.110, 18.80.110, 18.85.110, 18.95.110, and 18.100.110 of title 18 of the Gardner Municipal Code. WHEREAS, the City of Gardner, Kansas initiated the changes to Title and Sections 18.05.035, 18.15.110, 18.20.090, 18.25.110, 18.30.110, 18.35.110, 18.40.110, 18.45.110, 18.55.210, 18.60.110, 18.65.110, 18.70.110, 18.75.110, 18.80.110, 18.85.110, 18.95.110, and 18.100.110 requirements within the City of Gardner, Kansas; and WHEREAS, a public hearing on the City’s request was held before the Planning Commission of the City of Gardner, Kansas, on the 30th day of November, 2010; and WHEREAS, said Planning Commission has recommended said incorporations by reference into the Zoning Title 18 of the Gardner Municipal Code by reference pursuant to K.S.A. 12-3009 et. seq. of the City of Gardner, Kansas be approved. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GARDNER, KANSAS: Section One:  Add Title 18.05.035 Adoption by reference of Gardner Design Standards, of the Code of the City of Gardner, Kansas, 2008 to read as follows: A. There is incorporated by reference, for the purpose of adopting Gardner Design Standards within the City, the Gardner Design Standards, Final...

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First Publishe Dec 10. 2010

Ordinance No. 2358 An Ordinance amending the zoning ordinance of the City of Gardner, Kansas by repealing and replacing in their entirety sections 18.10.040, 18.25.100, 18.140.090 18.140.140, 18.145.010, 18.145.020, 18.160.030, and 18.190.010 of title 18 of the Gardner Municipal Code. WHEREAS, the City of Gardner, Kansas initiated the changes to Title and Sections 18.10.040, 18.25.100, 18.140.090, 18.140.140, 18.145.010, 18.145.020, 18.160.030, and 18.190.010 requirements within the City of Gardner, Kansas; and WHEREAS, a public hearing on the City’s request was held before the Planning Commission of the City of Gardner, Kansas, on the 30th day of November, 2010; and WHEREAS, said Planning Commission has recommended that said amendments to the zoning ordinance of the City of Gardner, Kansas be approved. Now, therefore, be it ordained by the Governing Body of the City of Gardner, Kansas: Section One:  Title 18.10.040 Definitions, of the Code of the City of Gardner, Kansas, 2008 is hereby amended to read as follows: 18.10.040 Definitions. For the purpose of this zoning regulation, certain terms or words used herein shall be interpreted or defined as follows, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise: 1. “Accessory building” means a subordinate building having a use customarily incident to and located on the lot occupied by the main building; or a use customarily incident to the main use of the property. A building having an accessory use is considered an integral...

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First Published Dec 10, 2010

Ordinance No. 2357 An Ordinance amending Title 13, Utilities Code of the City of Gardner, Kansas, 2008, increasing various rates and charges and amending or repealing all ordinances or regulations not in conformity herewith. Now, therefore, be it ordained by the governing body of the City of Gardner, Kansas: SECTION ONE: Title 13, Chapter 13.15.010, Water Rates, is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.15.010   WATER RATES.  All persons, firms or corporations having a connection with the City of Gardner water system shall be charged a monthly water service charge for each meter by which they are served and a water usage charge in accordance with the following rates.  When multiple persons, firms or corporations are served by one water meter, a monthly water service charge shall be billed for each residential dwelling unit. A. Water Users Inside Corporate Limits 1. Monthly Service Charge $10.40 Per Month (prorated by number of days of service in the month for new customers) 2. First 40,000 Gallons $4.65 Per 1,000 Gallons 3. Over 40,000 Gallons $3.80 Per 1,000 Gallons B. Water Users Outside Corporate Limits 1. Monthly Service Charge $18.75 Per Month (prorated by number of days of service in the month for new customers) 2. First 40,000 Gallons $6.00 Per 1,000 Gallons 3. Over 40,000 Gallons $4.80 Per 1,000 Gallons C. Coin Operated Bulk Water Sales Rate Per 1,000 Gallons $5.75...

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First Published Dec 10, 2010

Ordinance No. 2356  An ordinance amending chapter 10.10, local traffic regulations, of the Gardner Municipal Code. Now, therefore, be it ordained by the governing body of the City of Gardner, Kansas: SECTION ONE:  Chapter 10.10, Local Traffic Regulations, of the Code of the City of Gardner, Kansas, 2008, is hereby amended to read as follows: CHAPTER 10.10 Local Traffic Regulations 10.10.010  AMENDMENTS TO STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE – PENALTIES. The Governing Body of the City of Gardner, Kansas hereby deems it advisable to add Section 85.2 and amend Sections 106 and 175.1 of said standard code adopted in GMC 10.05.010 to read as follows: E. SECTION 85.2. Parking Restrictions in Residential Zoning Districts. (a) No person shall park any motor vehicle other than an operable passenger car; passenger van with rear side windows and rear passenger seats; pickup truck not modified with aerial buckets or platforms (e.g. “cherry pickers”), welding equipment, and mechanical lifts or arms designed to assist in loading and unloading freight, or motorcycle; on any street or alley within a residential zoning district except when necessary for loading and unloading or within the performance of a service, and construction vehicles while being used in connection with construction or maintenance authorized by the City or upon property in the block the vehicle is parked. (b) Passenger car, passenger van, pickup truck, or motorcycle means a vehicle licensed for...

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Three ways not to get sick this Winter – Community Contributor

Cory Adams, Gardner’s resident fitness guru.  Make sure you read about keeping the fat off during the holidays here. 1.  Daily Exercise That’s right folks….good Ol’ exercise.  Sitting around in your PJ’s may sound fun and be the easy thing to do.  But not if you want to keep all the various bugs going around from making you sick.  Doing some form of exercise daily like a boot camp or hitting the gym is going to be one of the best things you can do.  Try to find something you like and also try working out 45 min to an hour.   Also make sure to do a mixture of strength training and cardio to get best results.  And change up your workout frequently. 2.  Healthy Eating Fruits and vegetables are so important but many people do not get this message. Two  or three servings of fruit and vegetables would benefit the body and prevent disease. Choosing to eat whole grains such as oatmeal, brown rice and whole wheat will allow fiber to keep the bowels moving. Fat-free dairy products such as milks, cheeses, and yogurts provide a healthy supply of calcium. Poultry without skin, fish, and lean red meats provide a good source of vitamins, iron and protein. 3.  Sleep The last one is pretty self explanatory.  If your eating right and exercising daily then sleep should come pretty...

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USD 231 Resolution First Published 12-1-10

BOARD OF EDUCATION UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 231, JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS RESOLUTION WHEREAS, the Board of Education has determined that it is necessary to acquire land for the purpose of constructing school attendance facilities and related facilities; and WHEREAS, pursuant to K.S.A. 72-8212(e) and K.S.A. 72-8212a(c), the Board of Education may acquire real property for school purposes by exercising the power of eminent domain. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education of Unified School District No. 231, Johnson County, State of Kansas, as follows: 1. The Board of Education does hereby find and determine that it is necessary for it to exercise its lawful power of eminent domain in order to acquire three separate parcels of land, comprising approximately 5.56 acres, 8.95 acres, and 8.83 acres, respectively, as depicted on the attached site plan and designated thereon as “Detention Tract,” “Future Parking Lot and Green Space,” and “Proposed Soccer Fields,” situated in the South Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 23, Township 14, Range 22, in the City of Gardner, Kansas, in order to construct school attendance facilities and related facilities. 2. Unified School District No. 231, acting by and through its Board of Education, intends to acquire fee simple title to said land by exercising its power of eminent domain pursuant to Kansas statutes. 3. The Superintendent of Schools is hereby authorized and directed...

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Elizabeth Barbara “Betty” Flynn, 91, of Gardner, KS

ELIZABETH BARBARA FLYNN Elizabeth Barbara  “Betty” Flynn, 91, of Gardner, KS, passed away November 29, 2010 at Olathe Medical Center.  Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Friday, December 3, 2010 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS 913-856-7111.  Burial, 12:30 pm, at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, KS.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com Betty was born April 2, 1919 in Atlanta, GA, to George and Georgie (Densen) Bryant.  Betty married William Thomas Flynn, II. on June 21, 1946 in Atlanta.  He was in the military and they moved to several locations, settling in Gardner in 1954.  She was a homemaker.  Betty was a member of Faith Builders International in De Soto.  She enjoyed being outdoors and gardening, and her pets. Betty loved her family, and she will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband William in 1974, and siblings Violet and George.  Betty is survived by her daughters Barbara Carlson and husband Bill of Conway, AR, and Margot Verheaghe and husband John of Wellsville, KS; sons William Flynn, III and wife Angie of CA, James Flynn and wife Debra of Reno, NV, and Michael Flynn and wife Kathi of Gardner; sister Ellie Jo Boudreau of VA; ten grandchildren; and four great...

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Mandy Josephine Dolisi, 92, of Bella Vista, AR

MANDY JOSEPHINE DOLISI Mandy Josephine Dolisi, 92, of Bella Vista, AR formerly of Gardner, passed away November 28, 2010, at Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale, AR. Funeral service will be held 11:00 am Thursday, December 2, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church, 138 E Shawnee, Gardner, KS.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 am before the service at the church.  Burial at Gardner Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gardner First Presbyterian Church or Circle of Life Hospice, nwacircleoflife.org or 479-750-6632. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, PO Box 192, Gardner, KS 66030, 913-856-7111. Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com Mandy was born July 4, 1918 in Mountain Grove, MO to William Clarence and Martha Viola Vanover Woods. She grew up in Ottawa, married Cecil Earl Dolisi Nov. 14, 1937 in Olathe, KS and moved to Gardner that same year. Mandy was employed by Cramer Chemical Company for about 15 years. She enjoyed making floral arrangements as well as arts and crafts projects. Mandy loved to cook and was still baking until the last month of her life. Mandy was preceded in death by her parents, husband Cecil in 1982, and siblings Raymond Woods, Opal Woodcock, Ernest Woods and William Woods. She is survived by her son Earl Edward Dolisi and wife Sharon, St. James, MO; daughter Carole Ann Beaver and husband Charles, Bella Vista, AR; two grandchildren: Julie Michele Leonard and...

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Local country band plays at fast food chain

Diners typically wouldn’t expect to find live music at a fast food chain, but that’s exactly what occurs every Tuesday night at a restaurant on 95th Street and Quivera in Overland Park. Stranger Creek Band, a country western band, starts playing at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights. They have been entertaining there for over five years.  Their following has increased over the years and many fans arrive early to secure a seat for the evening’s performance.  Last Tuesday brought in more than 175...

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Two GE players up for awards

Two Gardner Edgerton High School football players have been named finalists for most outstanding Kansas City metro area players. Bubba Starling, GEHS quarterback, was named a finalist for the 28th Annual Thomas A. Simone Memorial Award for most outstanding football player in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Lucas Powell, GEHS lineman, was named a finalist for the 19th Annual Buck Buchanan Memorial Award for best lineman/linebacker in Missouri and Kansas top two athletic classes (MO 5-6, KS 5A-6A). For the Simone award, Starling faces competitors Corbin Berkstresser from LeeÆs Summit; Cameron Coffman of Raymore-Peculiar; and Darrian Miller of Blue Springs. Miller also was a finalist last year. For the Buchanan award, Powell faces Ian Allen of Blue Valley; Evan Boehm of LeeÆs Summit West; and Vidal Nelson of Staley. The Simone Awards are voted on by the member head coaches of the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association and a 12-member media committee. An awards ceremony will be held at the school of the Simone Award winner at 9 a.m. on Dec. 7. During the ceremony, Metro Sports will announce the Missouri and Kansas Coaches of the Year and the Gordon Docking Award for excellence in high school sports reporting. For the first time, an All-Simone Team will be unveiled during the awards...

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Mustang matmen wrap up season

Another successful season recently came to a close for Coach Brian Essex and his Wheatridge Middle School wrestling team. Crowned class champs in the Novice league division were Bryce Taylor, Trevon Jackson and Josue Aguirre. Earning second place in the Advanced league tournament division were Dustin Carstens, Andrew Sprague and Edrick Rouse. Third-place awards in the Advanced division went to Lane McKinney, Emilio Fowler and Corey Kidd. Recordwise, Aguirre posted a 7-2 mark. Fowler and Jordan Peralez were 5-2. Fowler and Aguirre led in takedowns with 16. Jamin Turner had 15 and Trevon Jackson,...

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George, Reynolds in punt, pass and kick final

Spring Hill’s Joshua George and Nick Reynolds have advanced to the NFL’s Punt, Pass & Kick championships after posting qualifying marks at the Regional competition in Bonner Springs, Nov. 7. George will participate in the 8-9 year-old division while Reynolds will be involved in the 12-13- year-old division. The championship will be Dec. 5 at Arrowhead Stadium when the Kansas City Chiefs play Denver at...

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Buie's 11 pts leads WMS to victory

Abby Buie scored 11 points, leading the Wheatridge Middle School seventh-grade girls varsity basketball team to a 38-18 win at Eudora, Nov. 18. Besides Buie, Angeliece Tucker and Ally Rodriguez tossed in five points. Lauren Strick had four; Lyric Henderson and Emily Smith, three; Taylor Stewart and Madison Hicks, two; and Lindsey Plank, one point. It was the same winning story in seventh-grade junior varsity action as WMs improved to 3-1 with a 30-10 win at Eudora, Nov. 18. WMS went up 10-4 at halftime thanks to the defense of Jordan Huffman, Miranda Tenove, Sydney Anderson, and Dawnisha Kendrick. From there, WMS poured in 20 second-half points and rolled to victory. Strick led the way with eight points. Tenove added six; Kendrick, Kali Stanley and Paige Rifford had four; Anderson and Adrienne Harrelson, two. In eighth-grade varsity action, WMS posted its first win of the season beating Eudora in overtime, 30-28, Nov. 18. Allison Koelzer led the way with 11 points, 12 rebounds, five steals, and two blocks. Taylor Johnston added nine points, six boards, five steals, and one block. Mikala Morgan was perfect at the foul line with four of four and had nine boards. Tiffani Richards collected six boards. In eighth-grade junior varsity action, WMS lost to Eudora, 12-8, Nov. 18. Despite the loss, Jasmine Bailey scored six points and Briana Hickingbottom,...

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Lady Mavs lose at Baldwin

Battling til the end, the Spring Hill Middle School Lady Mav seventh-grade varsity girls basketball team dropped a hard-fought 26-12 decision at Baldwin, Nov. 18. The Mavs managed just two first-half points but got the offense untracked in the second half. Still the homestanding Baldwin team took a 14-point win. In the seventh-grade jv game, the Lady Mavs defeated Baldwin 13-9 behind the scoring of Mikayla Smith, Jaycee Flaming, Emily Nemer, Ramsey Hastings, Abby Krull and Jordan...

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Flores scored 10 points in Lady Jag win

Hannah Flores scored 10 points leading the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth-grade girls junior varsity basketball team to a 25-8 win at Lexington Trail, Nov. 16. Besides Flores, Faith Jolly added five points; Ashtynn Trammell and Alivea Ruis, four; and Emma Fotovich, two points. PRMS improved to 5-1 with the...

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