February 9, 2016

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

City outlines effect of potential mill increase on specific properties

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The Gardner City Council, at a July 19 work session, received a glimpse of how the proposed 6.5 mill increase for 2011 would impact specific local homeowners. City Administrator Stewart Fairburn gave council members a handout that detailed how much specific property owners would pay if the increase were to go Continue Reading

Mayor to host town hall meeting on budget

Staff reports Gardner Mayor Dave Drovetta will host the next in a series of town hall meeting on the city’s 2011 budget this weekend. The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 10, at City Hall, 120 E. Main St. The public is encouraged to attend and give input on the city’s budget Continue Reading

City department directors outline 2011 budgets for Gardner council

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The Gardner City Council heard presentations from three different city department managers at its budget work session June 28. Finance Director Laura Gourley, Assistant City Administrator and Community Development Director Melissa Mundt, and Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Stewart all briefed the governing body on their projected revenues and expenditures for Continue Reading

Options exist for those who can’t afford to keep cool this summer

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com As summer temperatures continue to rise and household incomes continue to fall, some Gardner residents may have trouble keeping on top of electric payments to keep their air conditioners on. “We have a fund through Johnson County that every multi-service center (in the county) draws upon, and with that money we Continue Reading

Gardner Lake residents sound off on potential land use policy changes

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Gardner Lake residents, with prepared statements in hand, filled the city council chambers on June 21 to address the Gardner City Council’s  potential changes to the lake’s land use policies. At issue is the city’s enforcement of ordinances that prohibit construction of structures like fences and sheds. Docks are the only Continue Reading

Timeline for action on Gardner’s unsafe structures uncertain

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com It is uncertain how last month’s reduction in force (RIF) for the city will affect action the Gardner City Council will take on potentially unsafe and dangerous structures in town during the coming months. When then-Community Development Director Fred Sherman presented more than 20 potentially unsafe structures to the council last Continue Reading

Mayor taps Schultz to fill vacancy on Electric Utility Board

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The Gardner City Council at its regular meeting Monday night unanimously approved Mayor Dave Drovetta’s appointment of resident Eric Schultz to the city’s Electric Utility Board. Schultz will serve the remainder of Brian Broxterman’s term, which expires in February 2011. Broxterman was appointed to the council to serve the remainder of Continue Reading

Mayor hosts town hall meeting on budget

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Gardner Mayor Dave Drovetta hosted a second town hall meeting on the city’s 2011 budget Saturday morning at City Hall. Drovetta took questions from local residents and discussed the role of the intermodal facility in residential and commercial growth. He also addressed the reduction in force implemented by the city early Continue Reading

Mayor to appoint Schultz to electric utility board

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Gardner Mayor Dave Drovetta plans to appoint Gardner resident and former City Council member to the city’s Electric Utility Board on Monday evening. According to Monday night’s City Council agenda, Schultz would fill the vacancy left by Brian Broxterman, who was appointed to fill a vacancy on the City Council in Continue Reading