Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Annexing some land into the city, consideration of a corporate insurance policy, and a report regarding sidewalks in the city, were the highlights of the March 27 Edgerton City Council meeting, in which 17 members of the public attended.
The city council unanimously approved annexing the property located in the vicinity of the southeast corner of 191st Street and Waverly Road, and a quarter-mile south on Waverly Road(on the west side), and the southwest corner of 191st Street and Homestead Lane. The properties are owned by Edgerton Land Holding Company, LLC, and currently adjoin the city of Edgerton.
The governing body also approved One Beacon to be the city’s new corporate insurance provider for April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, replacing EMC as the insurance provider.
City administrator Beth Linn gave a report regarding information she had acquired concerning snow removal on sidewalks in the city, and also information on the policies of sidewalks in general in the city. The city council made no decision regarding snow removal, and decided to hold another public work session in the future to further discuss this issue.
Linn also reported on the progress of the quiet zone construction on the Nelson Street railroad crossing, just east of downtown Edgerton. She said construction began March 25, and the contractor has 60 days from the start of construction to complete the work.
Mayor Donald Roberts also announced two upcoming events.
Pheasant Ridge, a possible future housing development in Edgerton, will hold an open house at 6:30 p.m., April 3, at Edgerton City Hall. The event is sponsored by MRE/Gardner Capital.  Also, Roberts announced there is an Edgerton Planning Commission meeting at 7 p.m., April 8, at City Hall.
The next city council meeting is at 7 p.m., April 10, at city hall.