October 23, 2014

District reorganizes in response to budgetary concerns

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Ten teachers retired and 12 teachers will be reassigned to new duties next school year, according to USD 231 communications director Leann Northway.
In the final weeks of the school year, which ended on May 21, teachers …

District calls budget ‘bare bones,’ 1 mill increase proposed

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Gardner Edgerton School Board voted Aug. 1 to publish what Business Director Eric Hansen calls a “bare bones” budget.
The school board will host a public hearing on the budget on Aug. 15 before voting on …

Gardner council hears citizens’ budget concerns

Danedri Thompson

submissions@gardnernews.com

Although she didn’t attend the meeting, Theresa Hall, Gardner quickly learned about a June 20 council meeting that dissolved into an argument.

“Good news travels fast in Gardner,” she told council members during an open comment segment …

Gardner council conducts public hearing on 2011 budget

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com
No one in the audience at the Aug. 2 Gardner City Council meeting spoke out either for or against the city’s proposed 2011 budget during a public hearing.
The hearing, which is mandated by state law, …

City department directors outline 2011 budgets for Gardner council

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com

The Gardner City Council heard presentations from three different city department managers at its budget work session June 28.

Finance Director Laura Gourley, Assistant City Administrator and Community Development Director Melissa Mundt, and Parks and Recreation …

Utility board, council discuss electric budget

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com

Gardner Energy is poised for a budget surplus for fiscal year 2010, and 2011 looks financially promising as well, members of the Electric Utility Board said June 14.

The EUB participated in a joint meeting with …

Mayor hosts town hall meeting on budget

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com
Gardner Mayor Dave Drovetta hosted a second town hall meeting on the city’s 2011 budget Saturday morning at City Hall.
Drovetta took questions from local residents and discussed the role of the intermodal facility in residential …

Mayor hosts town hall meeting to discuss city budget

Corbin H. Crable

chcrable@gardnernews.com

Gardner Mayor Dave Drovetta hosted a second town hall meeting on the city’s budget Saturday morning at City Hall.

Drovetta took questions from local residents and discussed the role of the intermodal facility in residential and …

Kansas Chamber of Commerce rebukes tax controversy

Fourteen chambers of commerce across the state issued a letter to the governor and state leadership last week urging the Legislature to consider tax increases to balance the budget next year. The letter drew a sharp rebuke from the Kansas …