September 23, 2014

Gardner City Council members clash over 2013 budget concerns

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Gardner City Council has two weeks to hash out its differences over the city budget before voting to publish it.
Council members debated the budget for nearly three hours on July 2 before agreeing to disagree …

Funeral home re-zoning crosses hurdle

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnrenews.com
The Gardner City Council approved a re-zoning request for Bruce Funeral Home on June 18.
The re-zoning includes the removal of two existing single residences and the addition of a 54-space parking lot and a three-car garage …

Council to research changes to appointment process

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner City Council members will research changing the way appointments

Chris Morrow

are made to the council when there’s a vacancy.
“I basically have several points that I’m concerned about and would like to see changed,” Council …

Mayor appoints Gregorcyk to replace Broxterman on Gardner council

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
There’s a new appointee to the Gardner City Council. Three of four council members approved the appointment of James Randall “Randy” Gregorcyk, Jr., to the council during a meeting June 4.
Gregorcyk will serve out the remainder …

Unanimous council makes admin job offer

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
After a lengthy search, Gardner City Council members unanimously agreed to start negotiations to hire Cheryl Harrison-Lee as city administrator.
If she accepts the position, Harrison-Lee will replace Stewart Fairburn, who left more than a year ago …

Council considers code for driveway access to city streets

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Traffic congestion and delays suffer when access to public streets is poorly planned, David Greene, public works director, told city council members during a work session April 9.
Council members will be asked to approve a proposed …

Council restructures existing sewer debt

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
City council members, city staff and guests moved quickly through the council agenda on April 2 hoping to make it home in time to watch the University of Kansas men’s basketball team play in the national championship …

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 …

Gardner restarts city administrator search

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner is again seeking city administrator applicants.
Mike Press, interim city administrator, told council members he had received 35 resumes as of Feb. 6. He anticipates about 100 applicants by the end of February.
Mayor Dave Drovetta …

Pugh case diverted from prosecution

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office granted Dennis Pugh’s diversion request last week.
The former Gardner City Council member was charged with assaulting fellow council member Larry Fotovich following a heated council meeting. He also faced a …