August 29, 2015

Residents complain about train whistles

Mark Taylor
Several Gardner residents complained to the city council Oct. 1 about “excessive noise” from train whistles on the west side of town.
“I’m pretty much a prisoner in my own house,” one resident told the council.
Another …

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

Mark Taylor
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 …

No abatement for Riverbend Transfer

Mark Taylor
Fifty percent tax abatements are the norm for warehouse projects in Gardner, Olathe and other cities competing for industrial development.
But not so at New Century AirCenter.
Tom Riederer, president of the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development …

Intermodal bids come in below estimates

Mark Taylor
Construction bids for road improvements serving the intermodal logistics park came in below estimates, Johnson County Commissioners were told Feb. 2.
Hannes Zacharias, county manager, said bids were opened by the Kansas Department of Transportation on Jan. …

BOCC to consider extending planning agreement with Edgerton

Mark Taylor
The Johnson County Board of Commissioners will consider renewing a contract with the city of Edgerton for planning services on Dec. 8.
The city and county entered a one-year agreement in December 2010 for planning review and …

Edgerton council to vote on sewer system for intermodal

Mark Taylor
The Edgerton City Council is expected to approve a wastewater treatment system to serve the intermodal logistics park on Nov. 10.
During an Oct. 27 work session, the council reviewed five options for extending sewer service to …