October 8, 2015

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

Interim manager takes the helm at Edgerton

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com For Edgerton’s new interim city administrator service to area residents isn’t just a job – it’s a career. Mike Press, who took the reins from former City Administrator David Dillner on Feb. 7, has an extensive background in management at the county level. Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts, in fact, cited it as one of the 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

Edgerton awaits Demdaco decision

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Edgerton is still on Demdaco’s list, according to city officials. Demdaco, a figurine importer, announced its plans to lease or build a new warehouse somewhere in the Kansas City metro area more than five months ago. But they’re still window shopping, David Dillner, city administrator, said. Specifically, the Allen Group is wooing Continue Reading

Edgerton reconsiders 191st Street agreement with county

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The Edgerton City Council, at its Oct. 14 meeting, discussed rescinding an agreement between the city and Johnson County providing the construction of 191st Street from Four Corners Road to the corporate limits of the city of Gardner. The council also discussed the possibility of adopting an agreement between the city Continue Reading

Intermodal property still under consideration for warehouse

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Rumors that Demdaco has decided not to build a warehouse in Edgerton are not true, according to David Dillner, Edgerton City Administrator. Demdaco seeks to build a 300,000 square-foot distribution center, and the figurine-importer may just build on the BNSF intermodal site. To facilitate such a development, Edgerton officials have re-zoned 16 Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: Assistant city admin. unnecessary addition to Edgerton payroll

The last thing Edgerton needs is an assistant city administrator. City Administrator David Dillner provided a job description of assistant city administrator to the Edgerton City Council at its meeting last week. According to the job description, the assistant city administrator would assist the city administrator with the day-to-day tasks of managing the office, with Continue Reading

Edgerton approves 2011 budget

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The Edgerton City Council approved the city’s 2011 budget, which includes a 50-percent trash subsidization for residents, at its Aug. 26 meeting. The city’s current mill rate will hold steady at 42.893, but due to the trash subsidization, Edgerton residents will now pay $6.65 per month for trash services, instead of Continue Reading