November 29, 2015

Edgerton adds 2 full time city positions

Mark Taylor The Edgerton City Council approved the creation of two new full time positions — an administrative services director and a codes enforcement officer — on April 12. City Administrator Beth Linn said the new positions are necessary to prepare the city for growth expected to result from the intermodal logistics park. “One Continue Reading

Edgerton rejects bids for sewer

Mark Taylor The Edgerton City Council is going back to the drawing board after bids for a planned sewer upgrade exceeded the project’s budget. The city had successfully applied for a Community Development Block Grant to cover $182,260 of the $275,000 project. The remaining amount was to be paid from the city’s sewer reserve Continue Reading

Edgerton council introduces new city administrator

Mark Taylor The Edgerton City Council hired Elizabeth “Beth” Linn as city administrator on May 26. Linn, who was one of nearly 60 persons who applied for the job, currently works as director of community development for the city of Raytown. She previously worked as neighborhood services manager for the city of Merriam. Linn Continue Reading

Edgerton hiring process winds down

Mark Taylor The city of Edgerton is nearing the end of its search for a new city administrator. The council interviewed the final round of candidates on May 15 and has set June 6 as the target date for naming a new hire. Fifty applicants submitted resumes for the job, and the top five were Continue Reading

Edgerton considers changes to water leak policy

Mark Taylor Residents with water leaks may soon get a break from the city of Edgerton. The council agreed on April 28 to consider an ordinance that would change the way the city charges water customers who sustain high bills due to water leaks. The new ordinance would assess wholesale rather than retail costs Continue Reading

Edgerton to create job description for city administrator

Corbin H. Crable Edgerton City Council members plan to establish a profile for a permanent city administrator in the coming weeks. Interim City Administrator Mike Press, at the governing body’s Feb. 17 work session, distributed a checklist of qualities and traits the council members may wish to consider in a permanent administrator. Press asked Continue Reading

Edgerton hires interim city administrator

Corbin H. Crable Mayor Don Roberts announced on Thursday that Mike Press has been hired as Edgerton’s interim city administrator. Press, who currently serves the city as a consultant, replaces outgoing City Administrator David Dillner, who has resigned his position to accept a job as city manager of Abilene, Kan. Dillner’s last day as Continue Reading

Edgerton citizens vie for council seats

Corbin H. Crable Four candidates will be vying for three open seats on the Edgerton City Council in April’s general election. The terms of incumbents Clay Longanecker, Jody Brown and Ken Gillespie end this spring; Mayor Don Roberts and council members Glyn Powers and Heidi Wiseman will remain in office until 2013. Longanecker, Brown Continue Reading

City offers support to KDOT’s Homestead interchange plan

Corbin H. Crable The city of Edgerton has officially voiced its support for the installation of a new interchange on Interstate 35 at Homestead Lane. The Edgerton City Council, along with Johnson County, approved a joint letter of support for the project at the governing body’s Dec. 9 meeting. The letter comes on the Continue Reading