May 5, 2015

Panel talks development at symposium

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner has an opportunity to grow by choice or by chance, a panel of experts told audience members during a city-hosted economic development symposium on March 11.
Panelists included Owen Buckley, a developer; Bruce Kimmel, a financial …

City hires new police chief

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner will have a new police chief come Feb. 27.
City council members approved the hiring of James Pruetting, during a Feb. 16 council meeting.
Pruetting replaces former Chief Gerald Cullumber, who resigned in June …

Gardner Police Chief resigns

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Gardner Police Chief Gerald Cullumber has resigned, city administrator

Gerald Cullumber

Gerald Cullumber

Cheryl Harrison-Lee announced at the tail end of a June 2 city council meeting.

Harrison-Lee did not offer further explanation, but said the resignation was effective …

Planning workshops for community, business scheduled

In October, the city of Gardner initiated the community outreach component of the seven-step process for updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan. To continue this outreach, the city will be hosting two events: a Community Workshop and a Business Workshop.

These …

City may have new police chief this summer

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Gardner may have a new police chief come July.

City administrator Cheryl Harrison-Lee said the search for a new police chief is winding down, and she hopes to recommend a candidate for the job during the June …

Public officials attend KOMA training workshop

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe hosted dozens of public and appointed officials at a workshop on the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA).
More than 90 people, including Gardner City Council members Larry Fotovich and Randy Gregorcyk …

Gardner plans management restructuring

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Gardner City Council is considering a restructuring of its management system.
The council tabled action July 16 that would eliminate the assistant city administration position and bring back the community development position.
The assistant city administrator …

City issues press release on new administrator

Cheryl Harrison-Lee

On Monday, May 21st, the Gardner City Council finalized a contract with Ms. Cheryl Harrison-Lee for the position of city administrator.  Harrison-Lee comes from the town of Eatonville, Fla., where she has been the Chief Administrative Officer since …

Cheryl Harrison-Lee accepts city administrator job

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Cheryl Harrison-Lee has accepted the position of Gardner City Administrator.
Her signature is on a contract agreeing to take the job.  City officials will likely sign after the holiday weekend.
According to the contract, her first day …

‘Final offer’ made to new administrator

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
In what council president Kristina Harrison called a “final offer,” city council members authorized Mayor Dave Drovetta to sign an agreement with Cheryl Harrison-Lee to become Gardner City Administrator.
Council members retreated to chambers for 25 minutes …