February 9, 2016

Freight advisory committee meets for first time

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com No one from the city of Edgerton earned an appointment to Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King’s recently-formed Freight Advisory Committee. However, Edgerton City Administrator Beth Linn and Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts attended the first meeting of the committee on April 2 in Topeka. Members of the committee include a BNSF Continue Reading

After many years of planning, intermodal opens in 2013

After several years of planning, occasional controversy, and a lengthy construction process, the long-awaited BNSF intermodal opened its doors in late September. Its sounding bell was a train whistle last fall. Officials hosted a public, grand opening on Oct. 17. During the ceremony, Chuck Burriss, general director hub and facility operations for BNSF, said the Continue Reading

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 the city when they decided there may be an opportunity to decrease road maintenance costs Continue Reading

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 third-party logistics company that offers flexible warehousing capabilities to partner companies. “We are thrilled to Continue Reading

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 Commission’s recommendation to approve a conditional use permit for a cargo container storage, maintenance, and Continue Reading

KC Pumpkin Patch earns hard-fought permit

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 KC Pumpkin Patch to operate at 13875 Gardner Road next season. The county commission offered its Continue Reading

Northpoint looks to add acreage at intermodal

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Edgerton City Council members continued a public hearing to issue $1 billion in industrial revenue bonds for an expansion of the Logistics Park Kansas City. Northpoint Development, the development company for the project, recently purchased 560 acres that it would like to add to the LPKC. The addition would allow the developer Continue Reading

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 at City Hall, has led a successful rebranding initiative, launched a new website, and worked Continue Reading

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 Park Kansas City, and the consideration of city employees being allowed to carry firearms under Continue Reading

BNSF opens Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility

Members of the public were introduced to the new Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility during a grand opening ceremony Oct. 17. During the ceremony, Chuck Burriss, general director hub and facility operations for BNSF, said the intermodal is currently in phase 2, and 65 percent of the volume has been transferred from Argentine to the Edgerton facility. Continue Reading