October 22, 2014

KOMA violation UPDATED

Danedri Thompson
submissions@gardnernews.com
The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office hopes to complete its investigation into alleged Kansas Open Meetings Act violations by the Gardner City Council before the end of the year.
Steve Howe, district attorney, would not confirm a …

Council approves new truck over objections of member

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Council members Larry Fotovich and Chris Morrow asked that two items be pulled off the consent agenda. Items on the consent agenda are typically considered general business items that don’t merit discussion, but Morrow requested that an …

New members sworn in at council meeting

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

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.

The newbies as well as returning council members …

Provisional ballots unlikely to change outcome of Gardner council race

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Larry Fotovich can tell you about the waiting game following a close election.

On election night in 2009, he was down by six votes once election officials had finished voting machine tallies. But there were still provisional …

Council makes changes to wastewater billing process

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Gardner customers can expect a change in the way their sewer bills are calculated this year thanks to a concerned citizen.

Larry Fotovich, Gardner, first noticed a problem with the city’s wastewater billing when the cost of …

Gardner City Council ballot set

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

A lot of newcomers threw their hats in the ring for a chance to sit on the Gardner City Council for the next four years. Three seats will be up for grabs in the April 5 municipal …