July 23, 2014

Council postpones decision to make EUB an advisory board

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
An ordinance tabled by the Gardner City Council October 21, by a 4-1 vote, would have changed the role of the EUB to an advisory capacity.
Councilman Heath Freeman stated that the ordinance …

Council to consider changes to EUB

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Members of the Gardner City Council will consider changes to the ordinance that created the electric utility board (EUB). They discussed the ordinance during a meeting on Feb. 4, but didn’t seem to formulate a plan for …

Utility board debates economic development investments

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Electric utility board members may up their investment in the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation (SWJCEDC) next year.
Tom Reiderer, president of the SWJCEDC, asked Gardner Energy to consider upping their membership level in the group, …

Electric board plans for upcoming utility maintenance projects

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner Electric managers presented to the electric utility board an aggressive list of maintenance projects for this fall and winter.
The list includes at least one upgrade or maintenance project a month for the next eight months.…

Utility board approves budget

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Members of Gardner’s Electric Utility Board passed a $15 million budget on July 9 that projects no electric rate increases for the next five years. The budget effectively pushes rate increases beyond 2018. Last year’s budget also …

Council to move forward with BPU, Edgerton sewer plant agreement

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
City council members killed further research on a private-public partnership to oversee Gardner utilities and approved a resolution directing city staff to research ways to implement a board of public utilities instead.
Both decisions followed months of …

Electric utility board discusses long-term strategy

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

As part of a long-term plan to move the city’s electric forward, Gardner Electric’s Director Bill Krawczyk has identified five main components that he believes will be critical to the organization’s success: rate stability, outage responsiveness, service …

Utility board hears performance report

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

Gardner Utility Board members had the opportunity to review the Gardner Energy’s performance when they received a report measuring that information over the past seven months at their meeting on Thursday evening.

“At the time of ‘keep …

Mayor responds to franchise fee increase

Randy Tedford Chair

Electric Utility Board

1150 E Santa Fe

Gardner KS 66030

Dear Randy,

The EUB has made an offer to the City Council that they may consider using an increased transfer from the Electric Fund the franchise fee …

Utility board raises franchise fee to give employees pay raise

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Members of the electric utility board agreed to inject $260,000 into the city of Gardner’s budget next year. At a special meeting, the board members approved a measure that would increase the city franchise fee from 5 …