February 6, 2016

City to host land development workshop

The city of Gardner will host a civic engagement meeting to discuss revisions to the city’s land development code. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on April 27 at city hall. A land development code serves as a blueprint for residential and business developers, providing rules and regulations for development in a particular city. Continue Reading

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 events are an opportunity for residents and business owners to communicate what they believe to Continue Reading

Purchase, use of portable truck scales would be a win-win for Gardner

Paul Shnorenberg Gardner I read with interest your article on Police Officer Huff and his training concerning the inspection of trucks that pass through Gardner. I also read with interest the article in the “Our View” section concerning the purchase of portable scales for the police department. I believe it is time for the city Continue Reading

City of Gardner facing $731,000 shortfall for 2013

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Gardner is facing a $731,000 shortfall according to general fund projections presented to the city council on June 18. According to information presented to the council, the city’s mill levy will remain steady at 23.107 mills. The shortfall includes anticipated coverage of $200,000 in debt service “due to an estimated shortfall in Continue Reading

Permits up metrowide, but Gardner planners don’t expect boom in 2012

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com While area home builders are encouraged by housing starts to date in 2012, Gardner officials don’t anticipate booming growth in single family homes this year. Melissa Mundt, assistant city administrator, said planners are projecting issuing 35 building permits this year. “So down on the single family permits,” she said. “But we’re up Continue Reading

OUR VIEW: Gardner council dysfunction continues with KOMA violations

For anyone who regularly follows Gardner politics, it’s no surprise that members of the Gardner City Council twice violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe recently notified council members that they had violated the act – once, by discussing employee salaries in executive session and again in a series of Continue Reading

250 percent jump in accidents on 175th Street

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com With an increase in the city’s population and the number of traffic accidents, some residents in Gardner have called for a reevaluation of heavily traveled thoroughfares in town. For some, the December 2010 two-car accident which cost the lives of Hannah Apperson and Milton Whaley highlighted the importance of making U.S. 56 Continue Reading

City adopts legislative platform

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Members of the Gardner City Council approved a state legislative agenda that asks state legislators to relocate the weigh station east of the city on Interstate 35 and advocates on a number of other public policy issues. The agenda that council members unanimously approved during a Jan. 3 meeting includes more than Continue Reading

Portion of Moonlight to close on Nov. 24

A portion of Moonlight Road will close on Nov. 24 weather permitting.  Workers on the Moonlight Road project will close the road’s eastbound lane on U.S. Highway 56 near the intersection starting at 8:30 a.m. while Amino Brothers pours concrete pavement on both sides of the railroad tracks. The lane is scheduled to re-open after Continue Reading