October 21, 2014

Gardner council to examine trash hauling, truck route elimination

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
There may be new trash regulations coming to Gardner. City council members will discuss whether to contract trash services through a city bidding process at a future meeting.
Officials were debating how to handle truck traffic in …

New warehouse to be constructed at intermodal

Another warehouse is set to land in Edgerton. Northpointe Development, the developer of the logistics park adjacent to the BNSF intermodal, announced that Smart Warehousing will lease a 575,000-square-foot distribution center to be built in Edgerton.
Smart Warehousing is a …

City grants use permit over neighbor’s protest

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Edgerton City Council members debated the merits of a conditional use permit during a council meeting on Jan. 9.
The issue required that the council pass a city ordinance adopting the Edgerton Planning …

KC Pumpkin Patch earns hard-fought permit

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Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The KC Pumpkin Patch is moving, but the pumpkin cannon won’t be making the trip across town.
That’s the decision members of the board of county commissioners reached after hours of debate about whether to allow …

Northpoint looks to add acreage at intermodal

Strings of empty shipping container well cars sit under the five large production cranes at the Edgerton intermodal. The adjacent logistics park developers seek to almost double the size of acreage available for logistics and warehousing. Northpoint Development recently purchased 560 acres to add to Logistics Park Kansas City. File photo

Strings of empty shipping container well cars sit under the five large production cranes at the Edgerton intermodal. The adjacent logistics park developers seek to almost double the size of acreage available for logistics and warehousing. Northpoint Development recently purchased

City Council approves salary increase for city administrator

On December 12, 2013, the Edgerton City Council approved a 15% salary increase for Beth Linn, City Administrator. Linn has held this position since July 2011. During this time, she has made a significant impact on the processes and procedures …

City agrees to help finance water tower

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Two main items of discussion were on the agenda at a special session of the Edgerton City Council on Dec. 3.
Construction of a water tower near the BNSF Intermodal facility and Logistics …

BNSF opens Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility

The Logistics Park Kansas City has five cranes now operating at the Intermodal site. Each crane sits 90 feet up in the air and each operator must climb 112 steps.   Photo courtesy of Debbie Hickman

The Logistics Park Kansas City has five cranes now operating at the Intermodal site. Each crane sits 90 feet up in the air and each operator must climb 112 steps. Photo courtesy of Debbie Hickman

Members of the public were …

BNSF opens Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility

 

BNSF Railway introduced its new Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility in Edgerton today during the facility’s grand opening ceremony. LPKC is a more than 1,550-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development anchored by BNSF’s newest intermodal facility.

BNSF?s …

Edgerton, SWJCEDC up contract

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
The unanimous approval of an agreement between the city of Edgerton and the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation (SWJCEDC) was the highlight of the Oct. 10 Edgerton City Council meeting.
The council’s …