August 30, 2014

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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; …