April 24, 2014

Council vetos purchase, project

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
City Council members vetoed two purchases – a new dump truck and a lightning protection system for the Hillsdale Water Treatment Plant – despite staff recommendations to make the purchases.
After council members voted down the $67,735 …

Freeman appointed to city council

Heath Freeman
Heath Freeman

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Heath Freeman will replace Dennis Pugh on the Gardner City Council.
Council members, in a 3-1 vote, approved Mayor Dave Drovetta’s appointment to the council, but not before council member Larry Fotovich asked Freeman a …

Council approves Pugh replacement

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Heath Freeman will replace Dennis Pugh on the Gardner City Council.

Council members, in a 3-1 vote, approved Mayor Dave Drovetta’s appointment to the council, but not before council member Larry Fotovich asked Freeman a number of …

Pugh replacement to be announced

According to comments on the Citizens for the Future of Gardner Facebook page on Jan. 16, Mayor Dave Drovetta will ask Gardner City Council members to confirm Heath Freeman to fill Dennis Pugh’s seat during a council meeting on Jan. …

Council members discuss public-private partnership agreement

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
At least one council member doesn’t think the city should spend more time considering a private-public partnership for Gardner’s utility management.
Council member Chris Morrow said maintaining management of Gardner’s electric, wastewater and water utilities is in …

DA says Gardner City Council violated KOMA – UPDATED 1-13-12

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Gardner City Council violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) on two occasions last summer, according to an investigation by the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office.
District Attorney Steve Howe, in a Jan. 10 letter to …

Candidates miss report deadline

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Two former candidates for Gardner City Council have yet to file campaign finance reports. By state statute, candidates for office in cities of the second class, like Gardner, are required to file finance reports by Dec. 31 …

Violations to be soon addressed

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe intends to issue an opinion on two complaints against the Gardner City Council in the next few weeks.
Initially, Howe said his investigation into alleged Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) violations …

Council candidates file 2011 financial reports

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Two former candidates for Gardner City Council have yet to file campaign finance reports. By state statute, candidates for office in cities of the second class, like Gardner, are required to file finance reports by Dec. 31 …

Rate changes approved for water, wastewater

The Gardner city council approved rate changes for water and wastewater at its Oct. 15, 2012 meeting. For usage in January 2013, water rates will increase 8 percent and wastewater rates will increase 11 percent. These changes will be reflected