May 23, 2015

Free informational intermodal sessions offered

Danedri Thompson
Edgerton citizens and local stakeholders are invited to attend a series of classes about the intermodal project.
Classes will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday nights for four weeks. Citizens aren’t required to attend …

Gardner, Edgerton to offer info classes

Danedri Thompson
Gardner and Edgerton have announced classes that will inform residents about local projects and departments.
Edgerton will offer a class on Mondays entitled “Intermodal 101.” The four-week class will allow the city to showcase the intermodal project. …

Edgerton to discuss heavy haul corridor

Danedri Thompson
Edgerton council members will consider creating a heavy haul corridor near the intermodal. The governing body discussed the idea during a council meeting on Aug. 8.
When it opens this fall, heavy haul traffic will be routed …

Edgerton approves fee payment for warehouse

Danedri Thompson
Members of the Edgerton City Council approved a resolution that established bond fees and a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) plan for a warehouse to be constructed on the northwest corner of 191st Street and Waverly Road.
The 326,650 square-foot …

Police officer trains for inspection duties

Danedri Thompson
Robert Huff is watching the trucks that race through town.
The 8-year veteran of the Gardner Police Department recently attended training that will allow him to rigorously inspect truck traffic, and hopefully insure that the trucks passing …

Importer announces plans to relocate at intermodal

Danedri Thompson
Demdaco will re-locate to Edgerton after all, Logistics Park Kansas City officials announced June 26.
The Lenexa-based gift importer renewed its lease for warehouse space in North Kansas City at the end of 2010 after an extensive …

Decreased utility values hit Edgerton’s bottom line

Danedri Thompson
Appraised property values in Johnson County are on the rise, city administrator Beth Linn told Edgerton City Council members June 27. However, overall appraised value of Edgerton is down 6.3 percent.
In order to garner the same …

Intermodal developer purchases KCI buildings

Northpoint isn’t only developing warehouses in Edgerton. The company, which serves as the developer for the Logistics Park Kansas City adjacent to the BNSF intermodal, recently purchased 240,000 square-feet of industrial buildings near the Kansas City International airport.
According to …

Truck hits powerline; starts fire at intermodal

Black smoke spills onto U.S. 56 Highway at the intersection of Four Corners Road on Friday afternoon. No one was injured when a truck hit a powerline. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Black smoke spills onto U.S. 56 Highway at the intersection of Four Corners Road on Friday afternoon. No one was injured when a truck hit a power line. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
Police and firefighters responded …

Commission approves Edgerton warehouse plat

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
In a brief meeting, the Edgerton Planning Commission considered two items of business at its’ meeting on June 11.
The commission approved both a Final Plat and a Final Site Plan for property …