Tag: Larry Fotovich

Fotovich resigns from Gardner council

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Larry Fotovich has tendered his resignation from the Gardner City Council, effective today, Sept. 26. “Due to the sale of my home, I am no longer able to meet the residency requirements...

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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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Gardner welcomes new police chief

Danedri Thompson [email protected] There’s a new chief in town, or at least there will be one soon. Gardner City Council members approved the hiring Gerald C. Cullumber as chief of police at a June 17 council meeting....

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Council meeting canceled for lack of quorum

Danedri Thompson [email protected] City officials canceled a city council meeting due to lack of a quorum on May 6. The cancellation came within hours of the meeting’s scheduled start time. There are only four members of...

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Council debates approval of tax credits for income-based housing

Danedri Thompson [email protected] City council members agreed to support an application for tax credits for the construction of income-based, single family housing in Gardner. David Rhodes is the developer of the...

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Public officials attend KOMA training workshop

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe hosted dozens of public and appointed officials at a workshop on the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA). More than 90 people, including Gardner...

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Gardner City Council members clash over 2013 budget concerns

Mark Taylor [email protected] The Gardner City Council has two weeks to hash out its differences over the city budget before voting to publish it. Council members debated the budget for nearly three hours on July 2 before...

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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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Council approves Pugh replacement

Danedri Thompson [email protected] 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...

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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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Residents address council about meeting dysfunction

Danedri Thompson [email protected] A subdued city council listened as three citizens, including the former mayor, asked that council members learn to work together with civility. “You have a chance from this moment on to...

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