Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
City staff will be allowed to carry concealed weapons to work if they hold  a conceal and carry permit.
The Edgerton council approved a resolution amending the personnel rules and regulations of the city regarding workplace safety. Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the city of Edgerton will allow its employees who have a conceal and carry license to be able to carry a firearm. The city will have training sessions concerning workplace safety for its employees to coincide with this decision.
The city will also allow anyone from the public who has a conceal and carry license to enter city buildings.
The council also approved an agreement with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office to continue to provide law enforcement services to the citizens of Edgerton for the year 2014.
The council renewed an existing facility use and maintenance agreement with the Johnson County Library to continue to operate the Edgerton Bank of Knowledge for the year 2014.
Also, the city council established and approved a facility use and maintenance agreement with the Edgerton Historical Society for the society’s operation of the recently-opened Edgerton Community Museum, located at 406 E. Nelson, directly east of City Hall. This agreement is for the year 2014.
Mayor Donald Roberts also made several announcements at the meeting.
He announced that a senior lunch program for citizens 60 years of age and over will soon be established in Edgerton and encourages anyone eligible to sign up for this program.
Roberts also proudly announced that he has recently received several donations to the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund. This fund goes towards helping Edgerton citizens needing assistance.
The mayor also announced the winners of the city-sponsored Holiday Lights Contest. The judging was held on Dec. 10. Cash prizes went to Kenny Pritchard, 317 W. Nelson, first place; Glyn and Janice Powers, 1606 W. 8th St., second place; and Daniel and Crystal Deaton, 601 Shanandoah Dr., third place.
The Edgerton Holiday Teamwork Spirit Award went to Maurice and Barbara Bennett and Kathy Hill and June Scales. The next city council meeting will be Jan. 9.