December 17, 2014

Divided council approves citizen survey

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

A divided council agreed to hire ETC Institute to conduct a citizen satisfaction survey for $9,900 Monday night.

Gardner council member Kristina Harrison opposed the measure.

“I’m kind of speaking facetiously,” she said. “But for $9,900 I …

Council discusses hiring new administrator

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Hiring a new city administrator will be challenging. That’s the word from  Gardner City Council member Steve Hale and Mayor Dave Drovetta.

The council selected members Kristina Harrison and Brian Broxterman to assist Drovetta in hiring a …

Council debates social media merits

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

City staff will likely create a city of Gardner fan page on Facebook. City council members debated the merits of using social media to inform citizens during a work session on Nov. 8.

Assistant City Administrator …

Gardner council inks deal with fire, police merger; applies for funds for Main, Center Street improvements

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Gardner City Council members gave their approval on an application for state funds to make improvements to the intersection at Main and Center Streets Oct. 18. The proposed improvements include adding east and west turn lanes on …

Council tables truck ordinance changes

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Members of the Gardner City Council tabled a proposed amendment to the city’s truck route ordinance on Sept. 7. The proposed amendment would create new designated truck routes throughout the city.

Bill Miller, Gardner Edgerton School District …