February 10, 2016

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

BOCC approves condemnation for 191st Street

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The Johnson County Board of Commissioners on Sept. 29 voted 5-2 to condemn right-of-way along 191st Street between Four Corners and Waverly Roads. The condemnation follows a December 2009 agreement with the city of Edgerton for road improvements to serve the intermodal logistics park, which is slated to open in late 2013. Continue Reading

Brownback wants toll road to help pay for intermodal infrastructure

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Gov. Sam Brownback wants a toll road to help pay for infrastructure development in the intermodal area. Brownback, keynote speaker at the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation’s quarterly membership luncheon, said he would like to eventually see a toll way extend from Interstate 70 through southern Johnson County and into northern Continue Reading

Laying the groundwork…

Edgerton roads to close permanently

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com The city of Edgerton has announced upcoming road closures related to the construction of the BNSF Intermodal Facility. On Tuesday, Edgerton City Superintendent Mike Mabrey released a statement notifying the public of the city’s intent to close 183rd Street between U.S. 56 Highway and Waverly Road; Four Corners Road between U.S. 56 Continue Reading

County approves intermodal agreements

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners approved agreements for public road infrastructure improvements to accommodate the intermodal facility last week. Estimates for necessary road improvements total more than $32 million. One agreement replaces a previous agreement between the city of Edgerton and the county for road improvements on 191st Street. Under the new agreement, the Continue Reading

Edgerton makes new agreement with county for 191st

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Edgerton City Council members approved an interlocal agreement that would see Johnson County design and construct improvements to 191st Street between Four Corners Road and Waverly Road during a meeting Thursday night. In the process, the city rescinded an agreement that would’ve had the county make improvements from Four Corners all the Continue Reading

Edgerton debates intermodal wastewater funding

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Although plans to construct the intermodal facility and logistics park continue to come to fruition, Edgerton City Council members are still discussing how to fund wastewater improvements related to the project. Since wastewater improvements are not eligible for funding through the Kansas Intermodal Revolving Fund (KIRF), local and state officials for Continue Reading

Intermodal property still under consideration for warehouse

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Rumors that Demdaco has decided not to build a warehouse in Edgerton are not true, according to David Dillner, Edgerton City Administrator. Demdaco seeks to build a 300,000 square-foot distribution center, and the figurine-importer may just build on the BNSF intermodal site. To facilitate such a development, Edgerton officials have re-zoned 16 Continue Reading

Edgerton, Gardner continue boundary discussions

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The Gardner and Edgerton city councils on Sept. 16 inched toward a resolution to the divisive annexation boundary issue that has been the focus of two joint work sessions. Members of both councils met for a second joint work session last week in Edgerton, where they agreed to coordinate a financial Continue Reading