September 3, 2015

Fire district, city officials debate merits of merger

Danedri Thompson
It will take three or four years before the mill levy rates of the Johnson County Fire District No. 1 and the city of Gardner reach parity, city finance director Laura Gourley told members of the Gardner …

Expect 11 percent increase in sewer rates

Danedri Thompson
Gardner residents can expect to pay approximately $60 more per year in sewer rates next year.
Laura Gourley, city finance director, told council members scheduled rate increases as well as increases related to the school bond issue …

City preps for sewer expansion

Danedri Thompson
City officials haven’t really started examining how they’ll fund sewer and water upgrades and new roads related to the recently passed USD 231 bond issue, but it will likely include sewer rate increases and a mill levy …

City staff await new council before investigating school proposal

Danedri Thompson

The city finance department will find a way to finance a new road and upgrades to the sewer

Rendering of potential new school site courtesy of USD 231

system if a new city council requests they do …