Larry Fotovich has tendered his resignation from the Gardner City Council, effective today, Sept. 26.
“Due to the sale of my home, I am no longer able to meet the residency
requirements necessary to continue to serve as a council member,” Fotovich wrote in an email to Mayor Chris Morrow and Council President Kristina Harrison.
Fotovich’s Gardner home was listed for sale for several months, and several Gardner residents had asked him to resign after he purchased a home in Olathe. However, state statute only requires that a city council member be a “qualifed elector,” essentially registered to vote in the community.
“I own a house in Gardner, which I continue to occupy. That exceeds the law, which merely requires me to be a qualified elector,” Fotovich said following an April meeting in which a Gardner resident asked him to resign.
Read the full story in the Oct. 1 print edition of The Gardner News.
Fotovich resigns from Gardner council