February 9, 2016

Appraisers will determine value of land school wants to purchase

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Three court-appointed appraisers will determine the value of land USD 231 wants to purchase. The school district and the owner of property near Waverly Pointe subdivision will make their cases during a hearing on April 1. Appraisers will then determine the land’s fair market value no later than April 12. The hearing Continue Reading

USD 231 interested in land considered for low-income housing

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Although the Gardner Edgerton School District has expressed interest in purchasing more than 21 acres in the Waverly Pointe subdivision near the high school, that doesn’t mean a plan for lower-income housing in the same location will be scrapped. Earlier this month, school board members decided to survey three parcels of land Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: Waverly Pointe residents should be careful with objections

Waverly Pointe residents should approach their opposition to a proposed apartment complex in their neighborhood carefully. More than 50 residents packed Gardner City Council chambers on Oct. 4 to voice their opposition to project that would see up to 48 apartments in three buildings constructed in their subdivision. Many of the residents’ reasoning smacked of Continue Reading

Waverly Pointe residents voice opposition to proposed apartments

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Not in my backyard, residents of Waverly Pointe subdivision told the Gardner City Council Monday night. More than 50 residents packed council chambers during an Oct. 4 meeting to voice their opposition to a proposal to build up to 48 apartments in the subdivision. Apartment residents could not exceed certain income requirements Continue Reading