February 10, 2016

Gardner City Council approves 2011 budget with 6.5 mill rate hike

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Gardner City Council members approved the city’s 2011 budget at an Aug. 16 meeting, and the budget includes a 6.5 mill rate increase for local property owners. That number translates into an extra $120 paid per year for homeowners with an assessed home value of $160,000. Council President Todd Winters cast Continue Reading

City would have to trim staff without higher mill rates, cuts

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The city would have to lay off multiple staff members next year if the Gardner City Council were to reject a 6.5 mill increase and additional line item cuts from the 2011 budget, according to City Administrator Stewart Fairburn. Council member Brian Broxterman admitted that the governing body must ask “difficult Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: Residents should attend public hearing on budget

There are plenty of ways to make your voice heard. Be it going to the polls on Election Day, writing letters to the editor or to City Hall, or making phone calls to your local, state and federal government officials, an informed people who are involved in the governing of the place in which they Continue Reading

City discusses effects of potential utility rate hikes

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Gardner City Council members got a glimpse this week of how potential water and sewer rate increases would affect local residents. Up for discussion is the possibility of Gardner residents seeing a 5-percent rate increase for water and an 8-percent increase for sewer on their utility bills next year. According to Continue Reading

City outlines effect of potential mill increase on specific properties

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The Gardner City Council, at a July 19 work session, received a glimpse of how the proposed 6.5 mill increase for 2011 would impact specific local homeowners. City Administrator Stewart Fairburn gave council members a handout that detailed how much specific property owners would pay if the increase were to go Continue Reading

Edgerton mulls subsidizing city’s trash services

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com If the Edgerton City Council has its way, Edgerton residents may be paying less for trash services next year. The council, at its July 15 work session, discussed subsidizing the city’s trash services in 2011, from anywhere between 50 to 100 percent. Money to fund the project would come from the Continue Reading

City of Edgerton to begin review of FY 2011 budget on July 15

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The Edgerton City Council will review the city’s proposed 2011 budget at a work session July 15. City Administrator David Dillner, at the council’s July 8 meeting, distributed a June 22 memo to the governing body; that memo notified the council that the city has received an additional $615,000 in revenue Continue Reading