April 23, 2014

Morrow files to run for Gardner Mayor

Gardner City Council Vice President Chris Morrow will seek to become the next Mayor.

Morrow filed his intention to seek the position on Dec. 3 at city hall, according to a press release.

To date, no other candidates have filed …

Planning commission sets sign code proposal aside for now

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Planning commissioners reluctantly set aside plans to make changes to the city of Gardner’s sign regulations.
Amy Kynard, city planner, told commissioners the sign code revisions could be reconsidered once the city council completes its visioning process. …

Council settles dispute with Moonlight contractor

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Gardner City Council approved a $355,954 settlement Oct. 15 over a dispute with a construction company that worked on the recent Main Street and Moonlight Road improvements.
According to David Greene, public works director, Amino Brothers, …

Council Oct. 1 agenda now available

Gardner City Council members will consider canceling the Gardner Spillway Improvement Project at its meeting on Oct. 1. They will also be asked to approve utility easements related to the construction of a QuikTrip store in town.

A complete copy …

Residents seek to ban smoking in city parks

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Smoking may soon be a thing of the past in Gardner parks.
During a Sept. 10 work session, Jeff Stewart, parks and recreation director, presented the council with a petition signed by 18 residents asking that smoking …

Gardner council to apply for low interest state loan for sewer plant

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Gardner City Council authorized a revolving loan agreement with the state of Kansas to help finance its portion of a partnership with the city of Edgerton to construct a sewer treatment plant.
The $6.945 million will …

Council inks senior center deal

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Gardner City Council approved an agreement with the county to continue using the Gardner Senior Center as a Senior Nutrition Center.
The new agreement will cost the city about $25 per month in fee reductions.
The …

Gardner plans management restructuring

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Gardner City Council is considering a restructuring of its management system.
The council tabled action July 16 that would eliminate the assistant city administration position and bring back the community development position.
The assistant city administrator …

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 …

Gardner, Edgerton to break ground on new sewer plant

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Gardner and Edgerton city councils will hold a joint dedication for the new Big Bull Creek Wastewater Facility on July 17.
The groundbreaking will take place at 8:30 a.m.
The Edgerton City Council approved a lease …