September 16, 2014

County commission, parks board reach agreement on oversight

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Members of the county commission may now remove a member of the county parks board with a simple majority vote, according to a Memorandum of Agreement commissioners approved in December.
The memorandum also gives the county commission …

Eminent domain used for Big Bull Creek Park

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
County officials put a high emphasis on acquiring park land at the end of the 1990s.
“It was, let’s get the land now while it’s affordable,” Randy Knight, community relations manager for the Johnson County Parks and …

Council to consider adopting legislative agenda

Danedri Thompson
submissions@gardnernews.com
Annexation, eminent domain and transportation districts are a few of the issues upon which Gardner City Council members may formally stake positions. The group discussed a proposed state legislative agenda during a work session on Monday night.…

Appraisers will determine value of land school wants to purchase

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Three court-appointed appraisers will determine the value of land USD 231 wants to purchase.
The school district and the owner of property near Waverly Pointe subdivision will make their cases during a hearing on April 1. Appraisers …