February 6, 2016

Rate changes approved for water, wastewater

The Gardner city council approved rate changes for water and wastewater at its Oct. 15, 2012 meeting. For usage in January 2013, water rates will increase 8 percent and wastewater rates will increase 11 percent. These changes will be reflected on February 2013 statements. The following is a summary of the rate changes by utility: Continue Reading

Committee hears from rural water

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Gardner’s BPU Exploratory Committee is several weeks into its mission of studying the pros and cons of a Board of Public Utilities that would manage the city’s water, wastewater and electric utilities. The committee, which is chaired by Councilman Chris Morrow, was formed to study the BPU concept, determine whether it is Continue Reading

Gardner council approves utility rate increases

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com City council members agreed to increase wastewater and water utility rates during a meeting on Dec. 6. The rate increases were built into the 2011 budget that was approved in August 2010, and the new rates take effect on Jan. 1, 2011. The 5 percent water rate increase will cost the owner Continue Reading

Edgerton debates intermodal wastewater funding

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Although plans to construct the intermodal facility and logistics park continue to come to fruition, Edgerton City Council members are still discussing how to fund wastewater improvements related to the project. Since wastewater improvements are not eligible for funding through the Kansas Intermodal Revolving Fund (KIRF), local and state officials for Continue Reading