May 28, 2015

Council poised to demand change for changes’ sake

Council members appear perilously close to hosting a pointless, directionless work session in the near future.
Members of the Gardner City Council acquiesced to a demand from council members Rich Melton and Lee Moore to host an eventual work session …

Council adopts incentives policy

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
City council members adopted an economic development incentive policy during an April 20 meeting. The policy will serve as a tool kit of sorts, providing developers with a list of 13 potential incentives and city officials with …

Gardner Edgerton Chamber to host candidate forums

The Gardner-Edgerton Chamber of Commerce will host a series of candidate forums in the lead-up to the April 7 General Election. Three separate forums will feature candidates for Gardner City Council, Edgerton City Council and the USD 231 Board of …

Fire district, city officials debate merits of merger

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
It will take three or four years before the mill levy rates of the Johnson County Fire District No. 1 and the city of Gardner reach parity, city finance director Laura Gourley told members of the Gardner …

Fotovich resigns from Gardner council

Larry Fotovich

Larry Fotovich

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Larry Fotovich has tendered his resignation from the Gardner City Council, effective today, Sept. 26.
“Due to the sale of my home, I am no longer able to meet the residency
requirements necessary to continue …

Gardner council to discuss abatement at July 15 work session

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Gardner City Council members tonight will discuss annexing and offering a tax abatement to Zimmer Company, a real estate development firm. The company is seeking a 10-year, 75 percent tax abatement and additional incentives for property located …

Council meeting canceled for lack of quorum

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
City officials canceled a city council meeting due to lack of a quorum on May 6. The cancellation came within hours of the meeting’s scheduled start time.
There are only four members of the five-person council. The …

Council declines to repeal Ord. 19

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Changing the quorum requirements from four members to three was a non-starter during a special Gardner City Council meeting on April 29.
Council members called a special meeting to discuss making changes to the Charter Ordinance 19, …

Candidate forum rescheduled

A Gardner-Edgerton Republican Party candidate forum, originally set for Feb. 21, will take place on Feb. 28.

Candidates for Gardner City Council, Gardner Mayor and USD 231 school board will take questions and make brief remarks beginning at 6:45 p.m. …

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 …