February 14, 2016

Notice to Proceed sparks intermodal discussion

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The ink on BNSF’s highly anticipated Notice to Proceed barely dry, Edgerton City Council members reviewed the intermodal project’s immediate future on Thursday. A memo from City Administrator David Dillner laid out in detail the project’s five stages but focused on the first stage, which deals with wastewater and other improvements Continue Reading

Edgerton councils discusses comp plan update

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Edgerton council members will take more time to consider possible changes to the city’s comprehensive plan. The plan maps out future land uses in Edgerton and lays out goals for the community and development. Roger Kroh,a planning consultant, told council members a lot has changed in Edgerton since the plan was last Continue Reading

Edgerton makes new agreement with county for 191st

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Edgerton City Council members approved an interlocal agreement that would see Johnson County design and construct improvements to 191st Street between Four Corners Road and Waverly Road during a meeting Thursday night. In the process, the city rescinded an agreement that would’ve had the county make improvements from Four Corners all the Continue Reading

Edgerton debates intermodal wastewater funding

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Although plans to construct the intermodal facility and logistics park continue to come to fruition, Edgerton City Council members are still discussing how to fund wastewater improvements related to the project. Since wastewater improvements are not eligible for funding through the Kansas Intermodal Revolving Fund (KIRF), local and state officials for 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

Edgerton approves CARS projects

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The Edgerton City Council on Sept. 23 approved the city’s participation in a project to improve 1,450 feet of Waverly Road as part of County Assistance Road System programs for 2011. The proposed improvement would allow for the construction of half of a 24-foot-wide typical arterial road, which would serve 16 Continue Reading

Edgerton resident requests lights for school zone

Edgerton City Council members are considering putting flashing lights in the school zone near Edgerton Elementary. One local resident spoke during the public comments period of the Sept. 9 council meeting and introduced the concept to the governing body, adding that the lights should flash while school is in session. He cited the recent death Continue Reading

Edgerton council considers hiring assistant city admin

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The Edgerton City Council tabled action to approve a job description for an assistant city administrator at its Sept. 9 meeting. The council removed the item from the evening’s consent agenda, designed for council approval of multiple items at once, and discussed the issue separately. According to City Administrator David Dillner, 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

Gardner, Edgerton councils quibble over boundaries

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Although their proposed boundary lines overlap by approximately a mile, Gardner and Edgerton City Council members appeared to be light years away from a compromise after a joint work session in Gardner Monday night. They’ll face off again during a second work session Thursday night in Edgerton. Gardner has proposed using Waverly Continue Reading