April 28, 2015

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 …

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 …