February 10, 2016

Council to move forward with BPU, Edgerton sewer plant agreement

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com City council members killed further research on a private-public partnership to oversee Gardner utilities and approved a resolution directing city staff to research ways to implement a board of public utilities instead. Both decisions followed months of research by the council and by a committee of citizens and community stakeholders. Council member Continue Reading

Gardner restarts city administrator search

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Gardner is again seeking city administrator applicants. Mike Press, interim city administrator, told council members he had received 35 resumes as of Feb. 6. He anticipates about 100 applicants by the end of February. Mayor Dave Drovetta will lead a committee of council members Kristina Harrison and Chris Morrow in narrowing the Continue Reading

Press Release: Morrow throws hat in ring for mayor’s race

On Monday, December 3, 2012, Chris Morrow, Gardner City Council Vice President announced that he has filed a “Declaration of Intention” to run for Mayor of Gardner, KS. His candidacy will be part of an election to be contested on April 2, 2013. Morrow promises to bring collaborative and accessible leadership, reasonable and responsible governance, Continue Reading

UPDATED: Pugh will not resign

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Council member Dennis Pugh doesn’t plan to resign, at least that’s the word from two emails Pugh sent after a council meeting last Monday. “I will gladly tender my resignation right behind the resignation of Mr. Fotovich,” Pugh wrote in an email to council member Chris Morrow. Morrow asked for Pugh’s resignation Continue Reading

Pugh will not resign

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Council member Dennis Pugh doesn’t plan to resign, at least that’s the word from council member Chris Morrow who called for Pugh’s resignation and that of Mayor Dave Drovetta. Morrow said he’s received an email from Pugh saying he will not offer his resignation to the council. The Gardner News has requested Continue Reading

Morrow calls on Drovetta, Pugh to resign

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Councilman Chris Morrow is calling on Mayor Dave Drovetta and Councilman Dennis Pugh to resign following an argument that started during Monday night’s council meeting and escalated into an altercation in front of Councilman Larry Fotovich’s house. Pugh allegedly followed Fotovich home after the meeting and accosted him. “Considering the ongoing intimidation Continue Reading

Committee’s role defined in utility study

Danedri Thompson submissions@gardnernews.com Council members hashed out the purpose of committee that will study a potential public-private partnership to lease Gardner’s utilities during a meeting Oct. 3. Council member Chris Morrow is charged with leading the committee, but told council members he’s had little success getting the committee off the ground. Morrow said he’s had Continue Reading

Council approves new truck over objections of member

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Council members Larry Fotovich and Chris Morrow asked that two items be pulled off the consent agenda. Items on the consent agenda are typically considered general business items that don’t merit discussion, but Morrow requested that an item to approve the purchase of a new city truck be moved to new business, Continue Reading

Gardner City Council ballot set

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com A lot of newcomers threw their hats in the ring for a chance to sit on the Gardner City Council for the next four years. Three seats will be up for grabs in the April 5 municipal elections and eight people are vying for the seats of Steve Hale, Dan Newburg and Continue Reading

In your Neighborhood: Chris Morrow

Chris is originally from Roeland Park, Kan., but has been in Gardner for the past four years. Chris’ immediately family includes his wife, Melissa and six children:  Ashley, Melissa, Patricia, Joshua, Nathan and Ryan. He has a pet Beagle/Labrador mix named Marco. Favorite movie he has seen recently: “The Blindside” Favorite musical artist: is Elvis Continue Reading