February 12, 2016

City preps for sewer expansion

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com City officials haven’t really started examining how they’ll fund sewer and water upgrades and new roads related to the recently passed USD 231 bond issue, but it will likely include sewer rate increases and a mill levy increase, Laura Gourley, city finance director, said. “Between now and then a lot could happen,” Continue Reading

City preps for sewer expansion

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com City officials haven’t really started examining how they’ll fund sewer and water upgrades and new roads related to the recently passed USD 231 bond issue, but it will likely include sewer rate increases and a mill levy increase, Laura Gourley, city finance director, said. “Between now and then a lot could happen,” Continue Reading

Meetings scheduled for USD 231 bond issue

USD 231 School District is hosting a series of informational meeting on the upcoming school bond issue.  The bond issue will go before the voters on Jan. 31, 2012. Below are dates, times and locations of scheduled meetings open to all Gardner and Edgerton community members: Monday, Oct. 3, Moonlight Elementary, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, Nike Continue Reading

School board defends choice of construction manager

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Following a brief discussion on the legality of hiring a construction manager without taking bids, the Gardner Edgerton School Board adopted a resolution to put a $72.790 million bond issue on a 2012 ballot. Patron Bill Sutton, Gardner, expressed concern about the board’s hiring of Manning Construction to oversee the bond projects Continue Reading

LETTER TO ED: School district needs to be forthcoming about upcoming bond issue

Vern and Karen Stephenson Gardner This letter is addressed to the USD 231 school board, the Gardner mayor and city council and all taxpaying citizens of Gardner. We want to express serious concerns about the GE school district as well as Gardner City finances. We are senior citizens living on retirement income. As a result, Continue Reading

City staff await new council before investigating school proposal

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The city finance department will find a way to finance a new road and upgrades to the sewer system if a new city council requests they do so, Laura Gourley, Gardner City Finance Director, said. “If a council so chooses to assist the school, we will find a way to do it,” Continue Reading