October 7, 2015

Drovetta to seek second term

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Mayor Dave Drovetta will seek a second term. He announced his intention to seek the position in a Jan. 6 press release. He has served as Gardner’s mayor since 2007, and served on the council for 15 years. He will face council vice president Chris Morrow in the race. To date no Continue Reading

Public officials attend KOMA training workshop

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com 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 City Council members Larry Fotovich and Randy Gregorcyk and city administrator Cheryl Harrison-Lee, attended the two-hour presentation. “Several city officials have expressed confusion Continue Reading

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 and to submit recommended spending changes to city staff before the council’s July 16 meeting. Continue Reading