February 11, 2016

County commission delays asphalt plant decision

Members of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners delayed a granting or denying a conditional-use permit for a proposed asphalt plant near Edgerton. The commission will next take up the issue during an Oct. 23 commission meeting. Read the full story in the Oct. 1 print edition of The Gardner News.

Firework event scheduled for July 3 in Edgerton

Charlie Troutner Special to The Gardner News   The City of Edgerton is presenting a Community Picnic and Fireworks Show on Thursday, July 3, at Martin Creek Park. All activities at the celebration are free. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a picnic for the entire community. Hot dogs, hamburgers, a side dish and Continue Reading

New Edgerton logo to be placed on water tower

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The city of Edgerton’s new logo will soon be placed on the water tower on Edgerton Road. The city council approved the $6,700 expenditure on Oct. 11. The logo will be placed as part of the tower’s regular maintenance schedule. It is part of a marketing plan intended to position Edgerton for Continue Reading

City of Edgerton launches new website design to complement city logo

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The city of Edgerton launched its new website this week. The website was designed by Candid Marketing of Lee’s Summit, Mo. The council in July approved a five-month, $10,000 to Candid Marketing for communications and marketing systems through the end of the year. The new site includes online forms for community hall Continue Reading

Gardner council to apply for low interest state loan for sewer plant

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The Gardner City Council authorized a revolving loan agreement with the state of Kansas to help finance its portion of a partnership with the city of Edgerton to construct a sewer treatment plant. The $6.945 million will cost the city about $460,000 per year at an estimated interest rate of less than Continue Reading

Edgerton agrees to hire marketing consultant

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Edgerton will soon have a new branding and marketing image. The council on Nov. 10 hired Candid Marketing and Communications for the project, which will include creating a new logo and tagline that would position the city for economic and residential growth. “Currently, Edgerton does not have a strong, cohesive identity to Continue Reading

Edgerton quiet zones underway

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The Edgerton Council has approved a $44,800 agreement for professional services related to planned quiet zones at the 199th Street and Nelson Street crossings. The contract with Olsson Associates includes work regarding pre-construction documents, testing, permitting and final design work on the crossings. When the quiet zones are completed, trains entering and Continue Reading

Edgerton website dark since city administrator’s exit

Mark Taylor submissions@gardnernews.com Edgerton’s city Web site hasn’t been updated since mid-January. That’s because the only person authorized to administer the site – former city administrator David Dillner – no longer works for the city. Dillner recently resigned the city’s top post to take a job in Abilene, Kan. No one has since been able Continue Reading

Edgerton allows early exit of city admin

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Edgerton City Administrator David Dillner’s last day of employment with the city will be Feb. 7. The Edgerton City Council on Jan. 13 voted to allow Dillner to leave the job a week earlier than the 30 days stipulated in his contract.A memorandum of understanding between the city and Dillner listed Continue Reading