April 23, 2014

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 2009.

 She …

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 …

Unanimous council makes admin job offer

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
After a lengthy search, Gardner City Council members unanimously agreed to start negotiations to hire Cheryl Harrison-Lee as city administrator.
If she accepts the position, Harrison-Lee will replace Stewart Fairburn, who left more than a year ago …