February 7, 2016

An open letter to the citizens of Gardner regarding Gardner Auto Sales

Chris Morrow Mayor of Gardner In the interest of clarity and full disclosure I’m writing this letter to inform our citizens and to provide them a timeline regarding the city’s dealings with Singh Food & Gas Service and their tenant Gardner Auto Sales. In September 2012, the Gardner codes administrator issued a land use permit Continue Reading

Planning commission sets sign code proposal aside for now

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Planning commissioners reluctantly set aside plans to make changes to the city of Gardner’s sign regulations. Amy Kynard, city planner, told commissioners the sign code revisions could be reconsidered once the city council completes its visioning process. The council began a visioning process shortly after hiring city administrator Cheryl Harrison-Lee in July. Continue Reading

Commission approves preliminary plans for Gardner QuikTrip

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Planning commissioners approved a preliminary plat and a site plan for a QuikTrip convenience store in Gardner as part of the consent agenda on Tuesday night. The store would be built just between the Casey’s General Store and Walgreens Store on East Main Street. As part of the project, the store owners Continue Reading

Planning Commission preps for meeting about mini horse

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com Interim Gardner City Administrator Melissa Mundt warned Planning Commissioners they may see the owners of a miniature horse before them at an upcoming meeting scheduled for June 28. “At the next meeting there should be a conditional use permit (before you),” Mundt explained. She said the horse’s owners, the Souter family were Continue Reading

Family horse may be evicted

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Not everyone is a Blazer fan, and that’s turning into a problem for Ryan and Flower Souter, Gardner. Blazer, a mini-horse, is being evicted from the couple’s home, courtesy of the Gardner Police Department. Ryan and Flower received a notice on May 17 that the special permit allowing them to house Blazer Continue Reading

News briefs: Edgerton mayor seeks Planning Commission appointee

Edgerton mayor seeks Planning Commission appointee From the Edgerton Insights blog: Mayor Roberts is seeking citizens who are interested in serving the City of Edgerton as a member of the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission currently meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at City Hall. The Commission is charged with Continue Reading