October 24, 2014

Gardner City Council members clash over 2013 budget concerns

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
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 agreeing to disagree …

Gardner extends Press’s contract for 1 month

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Mike Press will be Gardner’s interim city administrator for one more month.
The city council approved a one-month extension of Press’s interim consulting contract through July 31.
That will keep Press on board for two weeks after …

Gardner restarts city administrator search

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
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 applicants by the end of February.
Mayor Dave Drovetta …

Gardner city council considers communication policy

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
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 session was the second meeting in which council members set …

Council to consider adopting legislative agenda

Danedri Thompson
submissions@gardnernews.com
Annexation, eminent domain and transportation districts are a few of the issues upon which Gardner City Council members may formally stake positions. The group discussed a proposed state legislative agenda during a work session on Monday night.…

Edgerton seeks ‘out-of-box’ thinker in city manager

Mark Taylor
submissions@gardnernews.com

The Edgerton City Council hopes to have a new city administrator in place by early June.

Mike Press, interim city admin, told the council on April 14 that 50 applicants have expressed interest in the job.

The …

Edgerton to get updated phone system

Mark Taylor
submissions@gardnernews.com

The city of Edgerton is getting a $5,000 phone system upgrade.

Mike Press, interim city administrator, said the existing phone system is antiquated and inefficient, and the upgrade is necessary for improving city operations.

“We’ve been having …

Edgerton to create job description for city administrator

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com

Edgerton City Council members plan to establish a profile for a permanent city administrator in the coming weeks.

Interim City Administrator Mike Press, at the governing body’s Feb. 17 work session, distributed a checklist of qualities …

Interim manager takes the helm at Edgerton

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com

For Edgerton’s new interim city administrator service to area residents isn’t just a job – it’s a career.

Mike Press, who took the reins from former City Administrator David Dillner on Feb. 7, has an extensive …

Edgerton hires interim city administrator

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com

Mayor Don Roberts announced on Thursday that Mike Press has been hired as Edgerton’s interim city administrator.

Press, who currently serves the city as a consultant, replaces outgoing City Administrator David Dillner, who has resigned his …