February 5, 2016

County commission, parks board reach agreement on oversight

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Members of the county commission may now remove a member of the county parks board with a simple majority vote, according to a Memorandum of Agreement commissioners approved in December. The memorandum also gives the county commission authority to approve any land acquisitions in which the parks board uses eminent domain. The Continue Reading

Eminent domain used for Big Bull Creek Park

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com County officials put a high emphasis on acquiring park land at the end of the 1990s. “It was, let’s get the land now while it’s affordable,” Randy Knight, community relations manager for the Johnson County Parks and Recreation District, said. Despite more than a decade of ownership, however, there are no immediate Continue Reading

Big Bull Creek Park unlikely to be developed soon, county officials say

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com County officials put a high emphasis on acquiring park land at the end of the 1990s. “It was, let’s get the land now while it’s affordable,” Randy Knight, community relations manager for the Johnson County Parks and Recreation District, said. Despite more than a decade of ownership, however, there are no immediate Continue Reading