October 6, 2015

Residents complain about train whistles

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com 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 resident said the noise has caused her “sleep deprivation and anxiety attacks.” Another person added Continue Reading

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 cost the city about $460,000 per year at an estimated interest rate of less than Continue Reading

No abatement for Riverbend Transfer

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com 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 Corp., said the powers that be at New Century weigh abatement requests individually. Riverbend Transfer, Continue Reading

Intermodal bids come in below estimates

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com 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. 19. The bids for the county’s share of improvements to 191st Street, Homestead Lane and Continue Reading

BOCC to consider extending planning agreement with Edgerton

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com 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 zoning code enforcement related to the intermodal logistics park under construction in Edgerton. The 440-acre Continue Reading

Edgerton council to vote on sewer system for intermodal

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com 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 the development which is expected to open in late 2013. The council in July approved Continue Reading