July 26, 2014

Grant would fund sewers, manholes in SH

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Slow and steady gets the job done, that was the consensus during a Spring Hill City Council meeting on May 12.

Council members discussed an ongoing project to upgrade old sewer lines and replace worn manholes in …

SH budget outlook improves

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Spring Hill’s budget appears healthier than it did last spring, city finance director Melanie Landis told the city council on Nov. 18.

Each quarter, she provides the council with a year-to-date budget update. At the end of …

Fire district briefs SH council

Amy Cunninghham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

Chief Jeff Johnson from Johnson County Fire District No. 2 presented third quarter performance measures to the Spring Hill City Council.

Since January,  the district has had 3,800 contacts and responded to 17 different events; this exceeded …

SH Council approves rezoning for tractor biz

The Spring Hill council will allow a tractor sales business to set up shop within its borders. Members of the council agreed to re-zone land a 21814 W. 223rd Street from general business (C-2) to General Industrial (M-1) during a …

SH Council approves bank card agreement

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

In a short meeting Sept. 9, Spring Hill City Council members approved a new bank card agreement that will allow city department heads to make purchases with purchasing cards rather than city credit cards.

Melanie Landis, city …

City of SH considers agreement to protect water rights

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

The city of Spring Hill may sign on to an interlocal agreement governing water usage out of Hillsdale Lake. The lake serves as a drinking water source for Spring Hill, along with a number of neighboring communities …

SH Council approves old school house ballot question

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

The old school house is salvageable, consultant Julie Cawby, told members of the Spring Hill city council.

“We found that the building has quite a few exterior issues,” she said. “…It is savable, and it can be …

SH proposes budget with mill levy decrease

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Spring Hill residents will pay slightly less in property taxes next year thanks to a transfer from an excise tax reserve fund to the general fund.

City officials presented council members with a proposed budget that reduces …

SH officials examine budget at work session

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Spring Hill city officials need to save more than $50,000 between now and the end of December to close 2010 with a zero balance. The budget deficit is largely the result of sales tax revenues not meeting …

SH residents bring firework concerns to council

Merchants display fireworks in Spring Hill late last month. Spring Hill residents at a meeting last week addressed the Spring Hill City Council about noise created by fireworks during the Fourth of July. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

People pulled their barbeque grills into their driveways and spent the day hanging out on the Fourth of July in Spring Hill thanks to an ordinance that allowed residents to launch fireworks in town this year.

“I’ve …