Tag: Kristina Harrison

Council eliminates 167th Street as truck route

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Despite reaching a consensus on Jan. 21 to eliminate all truck routes within the city of Gardner, council members only mothballed one route, 167th Street, during a Feb. 3 meeting....

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Drovetta to seek second term

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Mayor Dave Drovetta will seek a second term. He announced his intention to seek the position in a Jan. 6 press release. He has served as Gardner’s mayor since 2007, and served on the...

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Board appointments tabled by council

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Appointments to the electric utility board and the Gardner Airport Board will be on hold until members of the Gardner City Council discuss changes to the city’s appointment policies....

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Survey shows Gardner mayoral race this spring likely to be a tight one

Danedri Thompson [email protected] A three-person mayoral race likely favors Mayor Dave Drovetta, but in a two-man race between Chris Morrow and Drovetta, it could be a very close race. That’s the word from a Dec.6 -7...

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Gardner restarts city administrator search

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Gardner is again seeking city administrator applicants. Mike Press, interim city administrator, told council members he had received 35 resumes as of Feb. 6. He anticipates about 100...

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Gardner city council considers communication policy

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Council members will continue to discuss a communication policy once they’ve all had the opportunity to read the Kansas League of Municipalities recommended policy. Monday night’s work...

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Pugh will not resign

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Council member Dennis Pugh doesn’t plan to resign, at least that’s the word from council member Chris Morrow who called for Pugh’s resignation and that of Mayor Dave...

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New members sworn in at council meeting

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Gardner’s new city council members, Larry Fotovich, Chris Morrow and Dennis Pugh, received a crash course in the role of city officials during their first council meeting Monday night....

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Divided council approves citizen survey

Danedri Thompson [email protected] A divided council agreed to hire ETC Institute to conduct a citizen satisfaction survey for $9,900 Monday night. Gardner council member Kristina Harrison opposed the measure. “I’m kind...

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Council discusses hiring new administrator

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Hiring a new city administrator will be challenging. That’s the word from  Gardner City Council member Steve Hale and Mayor Dave Drovetta. The council selected members Kristina Harrison...

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Council debates social media merits

Danedri Thompson [email protected] City staff will likely create a city of Gardner fan page on Facebook. City council members debated the merits of using social media to inform citizens during a work session on Nov. 8....

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